Graco Launches Disinfectant Sprayer Lineup

Graco Inc. has introduced the new line of SaniSpray HPTM airless sprayers. SaniSpray HP sprayers are uniquely built with high-grade materials that are compatible with List-N disinfectants – the specific types of disinfectants that meet the United States Environmental...

VA Selects Philips to Create World’s Largest Tele-Critical Care System

Royal Philips has announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a contract to Philips to expand VA’s tele-critical care program, creating the world’s largest system to provide veterans remote access to intensive care expertise, regardless of...

BD Launches First and Only Fully Sterile Povidone-Iodine and Isopropyl Alcohol Skin Preparation

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has announced the availability of BD PurPrep patient preoperative skin preparation with sterile solution, the first and only fully sterile povidone-iodine plus isopropyl alcohol single-use antiseptic skin preparation (PVP-I; 0.83%...

PDI Receives Promising Testing Results of Super Sani-Cloth Wipes Against SARS-COV-2

PDI has generated data showing its Super Sani-Cloth wipes are effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is one of several of the company's hospital-grade disinfecting products being tested for efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 for submission to the...

New Study Proves Antimicrobial Gloves Help Reduce SSI Risk

Ansell has released the results of a recently published study demonstrating that antimicrobial surgical gloves have the potential to decrease the risk of surgical site infection (SSI). In the event of a glove breach, the antimicrobial agent can suppress the regrowth of bacteria on surgeons’ hands and help prevent bacterial contamination of the surgical site. Ansell is leading the industry in developing such advanced technologies and innovations, including the GAMMEX Powder-Free surgical glove with AMT Antimicrobial Technology, to help address the problem of SSIs and help reduce the risk of microbial transmission.

Glove breaches compromise the effectiveness of the physical protective barrier provided by surgical gloves. Glove breaches have been shown to be common, occurring in up to 65 percent of surgeries, and up to 83 percent of glove breaches are not noticed by surgeons. In addition, the likelihood of glove breach increases with the duration of the procedure. Also increasing with the duration of the procedure is the regrowth of skin-flora on surgeons’ hands, which has the potential to contaminate the surgical site in the event of a glove breach. The World Health Organization estimates the rate of SSI from 0.5 percent to 15 percent, depending on the type of procedure and patient factors. SSIs are known to have a significant impact on length of patient stay, patient costs, and health system costs.

“The results of this study demonstrate the value of our antimicrobial surgical glove as an advancement in technology that directly addresses a significant problem in healthcare, and can ultimately increase patient safety,” said Anthony B. Lopez, President and General Manager, Ansell Medical Solutions.

For more information, visit



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *