Distribution

Distribution

Group XI Health represents multiple third-party manufacturers, wholesale distributors and other suppliers of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) and other healthcare products.

As the global supply chain for PPE is tightened by the scarcity of raw materials, a volatile logistics chain and rapidly-changing government restrictions in certain countries on the export and in-country distribution of PPE, Group XI Health has accelerated collaboration with its international network of manufacturing facilities around the globe to source supply for those most in need.

In spite of the current chaos in the global supply chain, Group XI Health, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered medical supply importer, is performing because of direct long-term relationships with medical and protective device manufacturers.

Group XI Health’s direct manufacturer access means large scale orders can be delivered within short timeframes. The process is simple; buyers are provided with PPE product specifications and certifications, buyers place an order, the product is manufactured, inspected for quality control, then shipped and delivered. In one instance, 10mm surgical masks for a U.S. corporate client were ordered-manufactured-inspected-shipped-delivered within a seven-day period. Group XI Health’s ability to scale for any situation allows for production and delivery of hundreds of millions of PPE units annually.

Team

Kris Lakin | Vice President
Procurement
klakin@groupxihealth.com

Tony Hubert | Director
Logistics
thubert@groupxihealth.com

Tim Owens | Director
Sales
towens@groupxihealth.com

Corey Smith | Director
Inventory
csmith@groupxihealth.com

Products

Group XI Health’s product listing displays the diversity of available medical and protective grade PPE inventory. If you are interested in receiving more details about purchasing the following PPE, including a sales sheet, product specifications and certifications, or you are a supplier seeking to join Group XI Health’s supply chain network, please fill out the request form below. All prospective suppliers will be vetted and approved by Group XI Health.

Respirator Masks

  • NIOSH, FDA and CE-certified specialized type of mask
  • Made from layers of meltblown non-woven fabric, for higher filtration abilities
  • Filter out bacteria and viruses, and protect from the risk of airborne or fluid hazards
  • Tested for flammability, breathing and splash resistance, and particle filtration efficiency

Surgical Masks (Face Masks)

  • FDA and CE-certified, disposable ASTM Levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Physical barrier between the mouth and nose and potential contaminants
  • Available in different thicknesses to block splashes and large-particle droplets
  • Not intended to be used more than once

Thermometers

  • FDA and CE-certified handheld infrared device to determine body temperature
  • Perform multiple functions in order to record accurate readings
  • Economically designed with smart detector, one-key and non-contact measuring

Gloves

  • FDA and CE-certified disposable protection from the spread of infection or illness
  • Available in medical and industrial grade, and made from different types of rubber
  • Tested for leak resistance, tear resistance and biocompatibility
  • Not intended to be used more than once

Face Shields

  • FDA and CE-certified visor, worn over masks and goggles
  • Made from lightweight, clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Should be cleaned and disinfected after every use

Goggles

  • Safety eyewear protection against particles, chemicals, water and glare
  • Lenses, coated with anti-fog and anti-scratch material attached to softer material
  • Reusable goggles should be cleaned and disinfected after every use
  • Disposable types not intended to be used more than once

Gowns

  • CE-certified multi-use or disposable protection from infectious liquid and solid material
  • Known as surgical, isolation, surgical isolation, nonsurgical, procedural and operating gowns
  • Made from spunbond or meltblown non-woven fabric; available in various synthetic cloth
  • Available in the following barrier protection levels: Level 1 (minimal risk), Level 2 (low risk), Level 3 (moderate risk) and Level 4 (high risk)

Coveralls

  • FDA and CE-certified multi-use or disposable protection from infectious liquid and solid material
  • Worn in place of gowns because they provide better protection
  • Made from high-density polyethylene formed into a non-woven fabric
  • Liquid-tight interfaces, including zipper, cuffs and edge of the hood or collar, to prevent leakage

Hand Sanitizer

  • Alcohol-based antimicrobial and antibacterial agent to reduce infection risk
  • Available in liquid, gel or foam
  • Used in addition, not as a substitute, to washing hands with soap and water
  • Store in a cool, well-ventilated place

Ventilators

  • CE-certified device to mechanically control or assist patient breathing
  • Deliver a predetermined percentage of oxygen in the breathing gas
  • Available in three models, all operated by highly-trained personnel: VG70 Comprehensive ICU, S 1100A ICU and ACM812

Test Kits

  • CLIA waiver and FDA-certified antibody detection blood tests
  • Help identify individuals who have been exposed to the virus
  • Should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection
  • Results might be useful in the determination of important decisions

Disinfecting Wipes

  • FDA and CE-certified, multi-purpose anti-bacterial wipes
  • Saturated with 75% isopropyl alcohol
  • Not intended to be used more than once

Back-to-Work Kit

As workplaces begin reopening, Group XI Health is committed to helping companies prepare for returning to a new normal. Emergency situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic threatens a company’s livelihood, causing both physical and economic disruption to the company and its employees alike. Group XI Health understands employee welfare and safety is critical for a company’s survival. If employees and their families are not safe and healthy, then they are unable to return to work. For an employee to be able to return to work and perform at pre-emergency levels, they will need survival supplies for peace of mind and continued protection.

In an effort to make returning to work as seamless as possible, Group XI Health offers employers back- to-work kits —turnkey or bespoke (available upon request) — providing employers and employees with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies essential to supporting their duties Group XI Health’s back-to-work kits, available as a one-time purchase or a subscription, are designed for customer-facing, non-customer-facing and industrial (coming soon) employees, providing each group with PPE most suitable for their occupational roles.

For more information on our products and services, please fill out our request form below or visit our microsite.

PPE Commune

PPE Commune is a Group XI Health initiative designed expressly to match supply and demand to those most in need, in spite of their organizational size and budget. Embracing the same ethos reflected by crowdsourcing models, PPE Commune represents a solution for purchasing medical and protective grade PPE by small and medium-sized clients who, alone, would not trigger minimum order requirements mandated by today’s manufacturers. PPE Commune makes use of the easy accessibility of vast networks of people using the internet to attract others in need to achieve a cumulative result.

As evidenced by the present-day PPE supply and demand landscape, despite the fact small and medium-sized enterprises outnumber large companies by a wide margin and also employ many more people, the current PPE marketplace favors scale. Suppliers simply turn away certain buyers since smaller purchase orders do not warrant the leverage required to be produced, inspected, shipped and delivered quickly, especially in this ever-changing supply and logistics chain.

PPE Commune provides the mechanism for small-to-medium-sized requests to activate an order once a threshold or minimum target is reached for a particular item. Like a fundraising campaign, progress is tracked for each item so clients can monitor the communal demand. Further, the pooled participation model is designed to incentivize buyers in need to coax colleagues or others, in similar need, to purchase and achieve the designated target, thus precipitating the order.

Upon meeting the threshold, Group XI Health will submit the order, have the items shipped to its warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, after which each individual order will be fulfilled. While PPE Commune inventory potentially costs more, the advantages of the co-op model ensure smaller-to-medium-sized buyers are not entirely shut out of the market, as larger public entities and corporate clients are more easily able to provide for their employees and/or customers. In short, PPE Commune is PPE for SME.

For more information about, or pre-orders for, PPE Commune’s catalog of available PPE supplies, please fill out the request form below to secure your spot on the global supply chain.

Clients

» Delta Airlines

» Reform Alliance

» State of Illinois

» Penn National Gaming

» Carlinville Hospital 

» McKay Auto Parts

» NYC Department of Correction

» NYC Health & Hospitals

» Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

» Tennessee Department of Correction

» Bi-State Development

» Mississippi State Penitentiary

» USA Bedding

» National Logistics

» State of Missouri

» Touchette Regional Hospital

» Schnucks

» First to the Finish

» Motivate

» Lawson Products

» Callaway County, Missouri

» Jefferson County, Missouri

» US Standard Products

» New Madrid County, Missouri

FAQs

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Conformité Européenne (CE)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
According to the CDC, the approval label can be found on or within the packaging of the product itself. Furthermore, FDA-approved importers should provide a certification for each product. For more information, please refer to the CDC’s website here.
  • Surgical mask
  • N95 respirator
  • KN95 respirator
For more information, please refer to the ADA’s website here.
According to the ADA, surgical masks, unlike N95 and KN95 respirators, protect against large droplets, splashes and sprays of bodily or other hazardous fluids. However, surgical masks do not protect against small particles or aerosols. KN95 respirators are considered the equivalent of N95 respirators and both fit firmly around the face, offering more protection than a loose-fitting surgical mask. For more information, please refer to the ADA’s website here.

According to the ASTM, the various levels of surgical masks include:

  • Level 1 (low barrier): Designed to resist a splash or spray at low pressure. To be used, for example, for general procedures and to maintain basic respiratory etiquette.
  • Level 2 (moderate barrier): More breathable than high barrier masks but can withstand higher pressure splashes and sprays than low barrier masks.
  • Level 3 (high barrier):  Designed to provide the highest fluid resistance. To be used, for example, during tasks including orthopedic surgery or trauma.

According to OSHA, latex gloves feature outstanding tensile strength, elasticity, comfortability and temperature resistance, but they have caused allergic reactions in some individuals and may not be appropriate for all employees. Nitrile gloves, on the other hand, serve as a hypoallergenic alternative to latex gloves. For more information, please refer to OSHA’s website here.

Gloves can be purchased individually (right and/or left) or in pairs, and are typically packaged in boxes and shipped in master cartons.

According to the CDC, gowns ar considered to be easier to put on and take off, but they do not provide the same continuous, whole-body protection as seen with coveralls, which provide 360-degree protection and are designed to cover the whole body. For more information, please refer to the CDC’s website here.

According to the FDA, the various levels of medical gowns include:

  • Level 1 (minimal risk): To be used, for example, during basic care, standard isolation, cover gown for visitors, or in a standard medical unit.
  • Level 2 (low risk): To be used, for example, during blood draw, suturing, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), or a pathology lab.
  • Level 3 (moderate risk): To be used, for example, during arterial blood draw, inserting an intravenous (IV) line, in the Emergency Room, or for trauma cases.
  • Level 4 (high risk): To be used, for example, during long, fluid intense procedures, surgery, when pathogen resistance is needed or infectious diseases are suspected (non-airborne).

For more information, please refer to the FDA’s website here.

According to the FDA, surgical gowns can be used for any risk level (levels 1-4) but do not offer the same level of protection as surgical isolation gowns, which are to be used when there is a medium to high-risk level of contamination, and a need for larger critical zones than traditional surgical gowns. For more information, please refer to the FDA’s website here.

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