(From the St. Louis Business Journal, Oct. 23, 2014)
ICP Medical is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help the agency prepare for any further cases of Ebola in the U.S.
Earth City-based ICP, which manufactures products such as isolation gowns, gloves and cubicle curtains for hospitals, is serving as a supplier for the CDC as the agency stocks up on infection control products for Ebola quarantine sites. ICP currently is shipping full-coverage gowns and knee-high boot covers to the CDC.
Brian Sanders, president of ICP, said the company has seen a spike in demand as diagnoses of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the United States.
"Every hour we are getting new orders that really are going to blow us past our previous numbers," Sanders said.
Sanders said ICP should top $17 million in revenue this year, up 26 percent from last year and 52 percent from two years ago.
ICP's client base is divided between government agencies, such as the CDC and Department of Defense, and hospitals. In St. Louis, it works with SSM Health Care, Mercy, St. Anthony's Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital.
ICP, which is a division of Tennessee-based Team Technologies, has 10 employees at its Earth City headquarters, with manufacturing operations overseas as well as in the U.S.
Ed Ruble, ICP's director of operations, said the company is ramping up production at its manufacturing plants to meet demand, not just from the CDC but also from hospitals seeking to ensure they are prepared for potential Ebola cases.
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