Hartalega Holdings Bhd will launch the world’s first non-leaching antimicrobial nitrile examination glove into the market early next year to help reduce hospital-acquired infection.
“Traditionally, medical examination gloves are a passive barrier to reduce the risks of transmission of infection in healthcare settings. With this state-of-the art technology, we are able to develop gloves that provide active protection…we have successfully conducted production trials and further clinical studies are planned to quantitate the benefits of using antimicrobial medical examination gloves in clinical settings. We are scheduled to launch in the market in early 2018,” the Group’s managing director, Kuan Mun Leong, said in a statement today.
Kuan said the non-leaching antimicrobial nitrile examination gloves will be attractive to hospitals and other users such as residential care homes because of their potential to reduce hospital-acquired infections arising from contamination of the gloved hands of healthcare workers, patients and near-patient touch surfaces.