Antimicrobial gloves are designed to kill microbes on the outer glove surface rapidly upon contact. They play a vital role in preventing contamination, dissemination, and transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings.
Our antimicrobial gloves are suitable for different applications including oral and skin contact. Enjoy the benefits of excellent chemical resistance, tactile sensitivity, and protection, without the risk of allergic reactions associated with natural rubber latex gloves.
Though conventional gloves provide a barrier between the healthcare worker and patient, they do not tackle the problem of transient transmission of microbes from one surface to another. Our antimicrobial gloves are the worlds first non-leaching antimicrobial glove, designed to help reduce the spread of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). They are proven to kill up to 99.999% of selected microbes.
The use of medical gloves is intended to prevent cross-contamination between the patient, the user, and the user's environment. Conventional gloves can only provide passive protection from contamination; improper storage, inappropriate use, and ineffective donning and doffing may result in transmission of microbes.
Conversely, gloves with antimicrobial technology provide a novel approach in preventing HAIs, as the gloves can continuously and effectively inhibit microbial colonisation on the glove surface over a short duration, thus further reducing the risk of cross- contamination.
A key ingredient of our antimicrobial gloves is a photosensitiser, which is incorporated onto the outer surface of the glove. Upon exposure to light, the photosensitiser reacts with oxygen in the immediate vicinity to generate singlet oxygen. This singlet oxygen is highly reactive and rapidly oxidises multiple structures of a microbial cell (including lipids and proteins), thus leading to the death of microbes.
Every year HAIs cause unnecessary suffering and higher medical costs for hundreds of millions of patients and their families around the world. These infections prolong hospital stay, increase the risk of post-operative complications and disabilities, increase resistance to antimicrobials, and even result in unnecessary deaths and massive financial losses to the healthcare system.
Based on ASTM D7907 Standard Test Methods for Determination of Bactericidal Efficacy on the Surface of Medical Examination Gloves, our antimicrobial gloves are effective in killing superbugs like MRSA and VRE.
Test data has shown that our gloves can kill up to 99.999% of selected microbes, such as Staphylococcus aureus, in just 5 minutes.
Average % of Bacteria Killed
|5 mins||10 mins||15 mins||20 mins|
|Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)||Gram-positive||99.982||99.996||-||99.968|
*Further testing was conducted on Staphylococcus aureus at a shorter contact time. Bacteria kill rate (%) results recorded: 99.989% (1 min) & 99.998% (2 mins).
Tested for impermeability and glove strength, our antimicrobial gloves are effective in preventing contamination between patients and healthcare practitioners. All tests conducted are in accordance with recognised international standards such as ASTM D6319, EN 455, and ISO 11193 part 1.
Our gloves have been tested to protect users from substances and mixtures that are hazardous to health, and harmful biological agents that may cause very serious consequences or damage to health.