Stryv Medical, maker of innovative and stylish healthcare work apparel based in St. Cloud, Minn., has advanced to produce Level 2 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medical gowns. The gowns support health care workers performing blood draws, suturing, and working in intensive care units (ICUs) and pathology labs.
But that’s not all: The company’s gowns caught the attention of NBC’s streaming service Peacock, which will be adapting the Dr. Death podcasts into a television series. Dr. Death tells the true story of neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, who was convicted of gross malpractices against his patients. The production for the series is set for this fall, featuring Stryv Medical’s gowns.
The FDA follows the American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (ANSI/AAMI) standard for liquid barrier performance. Level 2 offers protection against low-risk situations, such as pathology labs. To assess barrier protection performance and qualify as FDA approved, medical gowns are tested for water impact and water pressure on the gown material.
Stryv Medical combines fashion with sustainability to increase durability, function, comfort and breathability. The gowns are woven and finished directly in the U.S. under environmentally sustainable practices and are Berry compliant. The company oversees every stage of the garment development process, from conception through production and distribution, which results in quality and consistency throughout the product life cycle.