Disposable Cubicle Curtains
CURRENT PORTFOLIO COMPANY
Disposable Cubicle Curtains (“DCC”), trading as All in One Medical, was founded in 2003 with the aim of bringing to market innovative, high-quality, and highly-effective disposable and biocidal products that reduce the rate of infection and save lives. DCC’s range of products includes soft furnishings (curtains, blinds) and cleaning products designed to deploy advanced anti-microbial defences at as many touch-points as possible in large and small hospitals, GP surgeries, medical centres, clinics and at home.
Hospital acquired infections have become a global public health issue. A typical fabric cubicle curtain that surrounds a hospital bed has a high probability of having developed on its surface pathogens such as MRSA, ECOLI, VRE, or CDIFF. The replacement of traditional linen products with disposable, anti-microbial alternatives assists medical institutions in preventing and combating the outbreak of infectious diseases amongst patients, staff and visitors.
In 2014, DCC acquired anti-microbial biocide manufacturer Fantex UK Limited. Fantex is developing biodegradable biocides, with an exceptionally fast kill rate, for a number of applications outside of the healthcare industry including the retail sector, and are in negotiations with several high street retailers. ProVen VCT and ProVen Growth & Income VCT invested a total of £3 million in DCC in February 2014. The funding was used to expand the company’s manufacturing facilities and to complete the company’s acquisition of Fantex UK Limited.