The healthcare industry is undergoing critical changes to optimize the use of its capacity to serve more patients and allocate resources effectively for treatment and recovery. Hospitals need to address the pressing need to reduce the duration of hospitalizations and eliminate adverse effects, both within the hospital and at home. This problem underscores the urgency of rethinking a range of new at-home medical textiles enhanced with innovative technologies that can drive impactful changes on a larger scale.
Advanced threads and fibers that enhance functionality for medical application. By leveraging advanced material science including passive indicators, functional coatings and other nano or biotechnology-based surface treatments.
Exploring integration of smart textile sensors that are soft, flexible and can be woven or knitted on industrial machines and have proven medical or general wellness applications. Areas such as monitoring and detecting body changes,activity/movement, compression levels, blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation, ECG and other vital signs are all of interest.
Vertical Partners is a leading LATAM investment group that builds and capitalizes strategic partnerships to advance the future of manufacturing and retail. Beyond being an investment vehicle, Vertical Partners is an ally in knowledge, experience, and strategic solutions that seek to recognize the potential of technology in the Colombia/LATAM industry and identify new opportunities and strategic partners.
LEONISA is a global company with over 65 years of experience in women and men underwear, shapewear, swimwear, outerwear and sportswear manufacturing. As a vertically integrated family business, it has managed to become the number 1 brand in Latin America and has a direct presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, making it an important retailer and commercial platform worldwide.
Besides the vertical integration, which allowed LEONISA to evolve to become a customer centric company, it is a well established digital multi-brand, multi-channel and multi-category business. With state-of-the-art technology and exclusive machinery, LEONISA manufactures 90% of its supplies and 100% of its products to guarantee the highest quality.
LEONISA is pioneering the digital transformation and tech adoption in its industry, while leveraging this to become 100% environmentally responsible. LEONISA is a socially inclusive global brand, committed to sustainability.
Grant funding pool divided among participating companies to support pilot development and offset associated costs; no equity taken.