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Ansell Extends Success of AMT Antimicrobial Technology for Surgical Gloves With Introduction in Europe
Date:11/4/2011

BRUSSELS, REDBANK, New Jersey and MELBOURNE, Australia, November 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Global leader in healthcare protection and safety solutions lands CE Mark for GAMMEX® Powder-Free Gloves with AMT Antimicrobial Technology.

One year after its introduction in Australia, Ansell today announced it is kicking off a European launch program of their new GAMMEX® Powder-Free glove with AMT Antimicrobial Technology.

The GAMMEX® Powder-Free glove with AMT Antimicrobial Technology is the first surgical glove which incorporates a proprietary antimicrobial coating to provide an additional level of protection to surgical staff against viruses and bacteria, in the event of a breach during surgery.  

Ever since its introduction last year in Australia, this unique Ansell innovation received overall industry acclaim and is being considered a significant technical breakthrough in terms of bringing about a change from passive protection to active protection.

The gloves, made of NRL, provide the same feel, sensitivity, flexibility and dexterity as conventional gloves when manipulating and handling instruments. The main difference is the active antimicrobial layer which contains chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). This technology can provide ongoing antiviral and antibacterial protection against HIV, hepatitis C and infectious bacteria.

"Improving healthcare systems around the world and an increasing awareness by healthcare workers that gloves offer an effective protection against contamination from bacteria and viruses have been a key driver for the rapid expansion of the medical gloves industry," says Magnus Nicolin, CEO of Ansell Limited.  

"This unique and proprietary AMT Antimicrobial Technology reduces surgical staff risks of exposure to blood-borne pathogens through a higher level of protection," he continues.  "Just as the introduction of the first surgeon gloves significantly decre
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