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Biovigil Hygiene Technologies is moving into a bigger home in Ann Arbor, which is allowing it to grow its business even more this year.

"We have doubled the size of our office and operations," says Brent Nibarger, chief sales & marketing officer for Biovigil Hygiene Technologies.

The 5-year-old company has hired six people in engineering and tech support over the last year. It now has a staff of 19 employees and the occasional intern. It is also looking to hire a couple people right now to keep up with its growth demands.

Biovigil Hygiene Technologies principal product is a hand-sanitizing system for hospitals designed to detect and monitor hand washing. It utilizes a room sensor, a base station, and an identification badge to monitor and automatically communicate compliance information. The idea is to help improve compliance and cut down on infections.

The company launched a joint marketing effort with Steris Corp last summer to get its technology in more facilities. It has added five hospitals in that time and is looking at add 50 more this year.

"We secured a national contract with Premier, which is the biggest purchasing group in the country," Nibarger says.
Source: Brent Nibarger, chief sales & marketing officer for Biovigil Hygiene Technologies
Writer: Jon Zemke

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