PADM Medical Inc. creates and distributes essential medical devices and testing equipment for viral protection and prevention.
In 2019, the world was confronted with its largest challenge in over 100 years; the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the early days of the pandemic, there was a critical shortage for nasal testing devices.
PADM Medical™ used their additive manufacturing and engineering expertise to create CANSWAB™ a 3D-printed Nasopharyngeal (NP) test swab. Within the first year of production, millions of CANSWAB™ were manufactured and distributed to Canadians and CANSWAB™ became the highest output 3D-printed medical device in the world.
At the same time as one team of engineers at PADM Medical™ was designing and testing CANSWAB™, another team was focused on another vital need for healthcare providers: a reusable elastomeric 95PFE medical respirator with disposable filters and no exhalation valve.
Precision AIR™ is a 95PFE respirator that is manufactured in Canada to help doctors, nurses, dentists, personal care providers and other healthcare facilities. Other respirators protect the wearer, but not patients by means of a exhalation valve. PRECISION AIR™ sets the gold standard of safety for both providers and patients, and with optional reuse and inventory tracking, is the most advanced smart mask in the world.
International supply lines during the pandemic became less trustworthy and unreliable. PADM Medical™ invested in facilities and equipment to domestically manufacture high-quality disposable VIRALOC™ single-use procedural masks.
The next leap forward in PPE is ECOFUSE™ biopolymers that are produced from renewable crop resources that are not only biodegradable and compostable, but the crop pulls CO2 from the atmosphere. Partnering with Roswell Textiles allowed PADM Medical to create VIRALOC ECO™ compostable procedural masks.
In 2023, PADM Medical introduced an advanced line of examination gloves, featuring nitrile gloves known for their strength, durability, and latex-free composition. These gloves cater to healthcare professionals and patients, addressing latex allergy concerns.
Additionally, PADM Medical unveiled antimicrobial gloves that inhibit harmful microorganism growth, enhancing protection against infectious diseases. In line with environmental sustainability, they introduced biodegradable examination gloves, supporting eco-friendly initiatives. These innovations complement PADM Medical’s commitment to delivering high-quality gloves for hospitals, dental offices, and laboratories, setting a new industry standard for safety and sustainability.