SOURCE: Universal Capital Managment

Universal Capital Managment

August 05, 2009 09:11 ET

Universal Capital Management Reports on Vystar® Corporation and Alatech Healthcare, LLC FDA 510(k) Clearance for Exam Gloves Made With Vytex® NRL

New Line of Natural Infection Control Products for Caregivers and Patients

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - Universal Capital Management, Inc. (OTCBB: UCMT), a Wilmington, Delaware business development company that provides management and strategic growth resources to emerging growth companies, is pleased to report that Vystar® Corporation ("Vystar") and Alatech Healthcare, LLC recently announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market and sell the first exam gloves manufactured with Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL). Alatech plans to introduce exam gloves made with Vytex NRL in the near future.

This marks the second Vytex NRL product to receive 510(k) clearance from the FDA in a new line of all natural infection control offerings. Alatech's Envy™ Natural Rubber Latex condom made with Vytex NRL received FDA clearance in May and is expected to be available later this year.

Vystar's patented Vytex NRL is an environmentally friendly material that contains virtually undetectable levels of the antigenic proteins that can cause an allergic response, while retaining and improving upon the desirable qualities of latex. Alatech's exam gloves made with Vytex will carry the protein label claim of 50 µg/dm2 or less of total extractable protein per glove.

Vystar's CEO, William Doyle, said, "Vystar is excited to add exam gloves as the second Vytex NRL product with FDA 510(k) clearance. This is a significant and promising development for the future growth of our company since the glove category is the largest market for natural rubber latex. Because Vytex NRL is a natural, renewable product, Vystar is well positioned as a producer of eco-conscious raw materials for more than 40,000 products that contain natural rubber latex or petroleum-based synthetics."

Alatech President & CEO Lawrence Povlacs said, "Alatech views its relationship with Vystar as a strategic partnership for introducing a category of revolutionary natural products in the healthcare arena that represents the first line of defense in infection control for caregivers, patients and consumers globally."

According to the American Latex Allergy Association, approximately 17 percent of healthcare workers and up to three percent of the general population in the U.S. experience allergies or sensitivities to traditional latex.

More than 55 manufacturing trials are underway worldwide for gloves and other products made with Vytex NRL including medical and non-medical gloves, foam mattresses and pillows, bandages, adhesives and more. The Vystar Professional Support Team™ provides technical and marketing consultants who provide a wide range of expertise to manufacturing partners on compounding, conducting trials, interpreting results and developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for successful manufacturing conversion and startup.

According to Michael Queen, CEO of Universal Capital Management, "We are thrilled to witness as Vystar realizes new achievements on its way to entering the public marketplace. The company ranks first in Universal's holdings, comprising 40%."

About Vystar Corporation: Based in Duluth, GA, Vystar Corporation is a privately-held biotechnology company and the exclusive creator of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL). Vytex NRL is a patented, all natural raw material that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex and can be used in over 40,000 products. Vystar holds two U.S. patents, and additional pending application, and multiple international patent filing for Vytex® NRL technology. In 2007, Vystar was named a Top 10 Innovative Technology Company in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit

About Alatech Healthcare, LLC

Based in Eufaula, Ala., Alatech Healthcare, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of condoms and latex gloves. For more information, visit

About Universal Capital Management, Inc.: Universal Capital Management, Inc. is a publicly traded Business Development Company created under the Investment Act of 1940. Its purpose is to assist its portfolio companies with funding and management to facilitate growth, and increase their value. Please refer to the company's website at

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