After receiving an enquiry from the Northern Irish health trust where there was a severe shortage in the area, sportswear producer O’Neills this week started production of 55,000 scrubs treated with Polygiene biostatic stays fresh technology. The technology proved to be active against both bacteria and virus in studies by the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology and the UK Health and Safety Laboratory. ”The anti-bacterial Polygiene finish used for our sportswear had proved ideal for surgical scrubs,” commented Kieran Kennedy, the managing director of O’Neills, adding: “We’ll do whatever we can to meet the demand.” Ulrika Björk, CEO of Polygiene, said she likes to see how industries can adapt to new demands and provide medical supplies in times of crisis. “And we are proud to play a small part,” Björk added.