What is an antimicrobial glove?

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.

What is the purpose of an antimicrobial glove?

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.

How does an antimicrobial glove help in the fight against HAIs?

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.

How do our antimicrobial gloves work?

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.

Clinical and economic impact of HAIs

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.

Validated and proven antimicrobial performance

Kill Microbes Rapidly

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.

Microbe Type

Average % of Bacteria Killed

5 mins 10 mins 15 mins 20 mins
Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) Gram-positive 99.982 99.996 - 99.968
Enterococcus faecium Gram-positive 99.991 99.991 99.996 -
MRSA Gram-positive 99.988 99.998 99.999 99.997
Staphylococcus aureus* Gram-positive 99.999 99.993 - 99.994
Streptococcus pyogenes Gram-positive 99.946 99.970 99.988 99.996
Escherichia coli Gram-negative - - 99.030 -
Klebsiella pneumoniae Gram-negative - 96.471 - 97.747

*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).

Uncompromised glove properties


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 recognized international standards such as ASTM D6319.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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.

Size Packaging
(100/box, 10box/case)
Label color
X-Small G03BV-XS
Small G03BV-S
  Pink/ Rose
Medium G03BV-M
  Green/ Vert
Large G03BV-L
  Blue/ Bleu
X-Large G03BV-XL
  Grey/ Gris