Sciessent and Hugies Partner to Develop Reusable Face Masks with Agion® Antimicrobial Protection in the Fight Against COVID-19

July 29, 2020

Sciessent and Hugies Partner to Develop Reusable Face Masks with
Agion® Antimicrobial Protection in the Fight Against COVID-19

Multi-layer, breathable, comfortable cloth masks available for both children and adults

Beverly, MA — (July 29, 2020) – Sciessent today announced its partnership with Hugies Group on the development of reusable cloth face masks for children and adults manufactured with Sciessent’s safe and effective Agion® antimicrobial technology.

Hugies Group’s multi-layer masks feature an outer layer constructed from Agion® antimicrobial performance fabric and an optional replacement filter for extra filtration. Product features, including stretch ear strips and an integrated nose bridge for a secure fit, contribute to a breathable and comfortable design.

Based on the strength of other FDA cleared surgical respirators treated with Agion® and demonstrated effective against SARS coronavirus, human coronavirus 229E, H5N1 avian influenza, adenovirus, haemophilus influenzae and feline calicivirus (norovirus surrogate), an increasing number of manufacturers, both inside and outside of the medical industry, are incorporating Sciessent’s Agion® antimicrobial into their face masks with the goal of helping to protect against the COVID-19 virus.

Paul C. Ford, CEO of Sciessent, comments on how the company’s proven success in partnering with mask manufacturers on the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization process and its effectiveness data against bacteria and viruses have driven new partnerships with mask manufacturers across various industries.

“We have an unparalleled reputation for the effectiveness and safety of our Agion® antimicrobial and our team’s expertise and experience in navigating regulatory reviews to help mask manufacturers quickly get their products to market,” said Paul C. Ford, CEO of Sciessent. “This success has carried over to consumer mask products, where companies such as Hugies Group are developing high-quality face masks to meet the critical need for protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

About Sciessent

Sciessent is a leading provider of customized antimicrobial solutions that enhance the value of customers’ products. Agion antimicrobial solutions from Sciessent have been incorporated into a wide range of healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications, including medical devices such as central venous catheters and IV access ports, drinking water applications like water filters and ice making equipment, and textiles and apparel. For more information, please visit

About Hugies Group

Hugies Group Inc is an apparel and accessories company, offering high quality, comfortable, and innovative products to health care professionals and our communities. We are a startup company founded in 2020 and located in Portland, Oregon. The Greek word “Hugies” (hoog-ee-ace) means “to restore to health”. Hugies team is passionate about health and wellness. We believe that the healthcare workers and communities deserve a higher standard of apparel. We are dedicated to design, manufacture and deliver products that can bring safety values for every household and promote wellness lifestyle in our families, neighbors, and communities. For more information, please visit