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Ansell demonstrates effect of antimicrobial surgical glove at Arab Health

New research proves Gammex® AMT glove reduces bacterial regrowth by 95%

26 January, 2014, Dubai - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, is present at the Arab Health fair in Dubai this year with significant new results proving the efficacy of its Gammex Anti-microbial Technology surgical gloves.

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A randomized, double-blind, single-center trial, published in the journal Surgical Infections confirmed that surgeons wearing the Ansell Gammex PF AMT glove had 20 times less bacteria on their hands after two hours of surgery. Re-growth of hand bacteria (including MRSA and s. aureus) was prevented by 95%. As the majority of glove punctures go unnoticed, the glove may contribute to reducing the occurrence of surgeon-to-patient surgical site infections (SSI). Protecting wearer and patient alike, the Gammex PF AMT represents the next step in prevention in the OR.

The Gammex PF AMT antimicrobial surgical glove is unique in that it incorporates an active antiviral, antimicrobial layer in a conventional surgical glove. In addition to killing viruses (including HIV and Hepatitis C) present in patient fluids, the glove’s antimicrobial layer actively prevents re-growth of hand bacteria during procedures.

Ansell booth visitors (Arab Health - Booth CC130 - 27-30 January 2014 - Dubai) will be able to perform a compelling live test that demonstrates the antimicrobial properties of Gammex PF AMT. Provided with their own petri dishes to measure bacterial growth, visitors will be able to visually assess how effective Ansell’s Gammex PF AMT gloves are in suppressing the growth of skin flora, within minutes.


About Ansell

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being. With operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 13,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the personal protective equipment and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well-being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness.

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