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Hutchinson Santé Propose an Innovative Solution for Surgeons Which Deals With the Risk of Infection From Glove Breaches
Date:11/14/2011

] is made from a multi-layer synthetic film that is exceptionally resistant, watertight and reliable. The surgeon's touch sensitivity is not impaired. The glove has the thickness of a single-layered glove. If the glove is damaged during use, the physical failure is instantly compensated by the antimicrobial activity of the central layer that contains many reservoirs of a powerful antibacterial liquid. The "hand juice" passing through the glove comes into direct contact with the antibacterial agent and the bacteria are neutralised upon contact.

Specific in-vitro tests were developed to assess the efficacy of G-Bact[TM] on common bacteria known to infect wounds*: Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, Escherichia Coli and Candida Albicans. The results showed that the antibacterial glove G-Bact[TM] reduces the number of bacteria passing through a glove breach by over 99% compared with a traditional surgical glove.

"The clinical evidence between perforated surgical gloves and the rate of surgical site infections was established recently[3]. This study was what prompted the creation of G-Bact[TM]," declared Pierre Hoerner, Director of Hutchinson Santé. "G-Bact[TM] stems from our strategic desire to offer innovative solutions that combine safety and performance in the field of infection prevention in hospitals." : Safety, because the antibacterial layer is totally isolated between two watertight layers made of synthetic elastomer, which prevents prolonged contact with the antibacterial agent, both for the medical staff and the patient. The antibacterial liquid is only released if the glove becomes perforated, and only at the place of the perforation. This technology prevents prolonged occlusive contact between the hand and the antimicrobial agent, which
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