Revolutionizing the world of infection prevention - Now also proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 Virus)1, 2, 3.
The first glove in the world to offer high levels of antimicrobial protection while being non-leaching, Abena Antimicrobial Gloves are setting the standard for the global healthcare and infection prevention industry.
See how Abena's Antimicrobial Gloves are revolutionizing the future of infection prevention
Abena Antimicrobial Gloves are a new type of medical examination glove with built-in antimicrobial technology to fight infection and combat antimicrobial resistance.
Activated by light and oxygen, and able to kill up to 99.999% of selected microbes, Abena Antimicrobial Gloves provide an extra active layer of protection to healthcare around the world.
Every year, healthcare associated infections cause unnecessary suffering and increasing medical costs for millions of patients and their families around the world. These prolong hospital stays, increase the risk of post-operative complications and disabilities, increase resistance to antibiotics, and even result in unnecessary deaths and massive financial losses to the healthcare system.
While conventional medical gloves serve only as a passive barrier between microbes and your hands, Abena Antimicrobial Gloves actively reduce the risk of infection transmission from an infection source to a susceptible patient.
Clinical studies show that medical gloves pay a key roles in preventing contamination, dissemination and transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings.
Groundbreaking Non-leach Technology
Abena Antimicrobial Gloves are the world’s first non-leaching antimicrobial gloves. The active has been tested for non-migration with:
All-round Glove Applications
Medical: Tested for impermeability and glove strength, effective in preventing contamination between patient and healthcare practitioner, as well as handling various chemotherapy drugs.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): 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
The active ingredient on the glove is a photosensitizer which generates singlet oxygen when exposed to light. This singlet oxygen oxidizes the bacteria’s protein and lipid, thus leading to the death of microbes.
Kills microrganisms quickly upon contact
Independent testing has shown that most bacteria coming into contact will be exposed to the antimicrobial activity and will be killed within just five minutes of contact. This technological breakthrough is based on many years of thorough and groundbreaking antimicrobial research.
Ultimately, Abena’s antimicrobial gloves help reduce the risk of transmission from an infection source to a susceptible patient. This technology, built into gloves, which are already standard practice in many medical and healthcare settings, removes the need for additional solutions and chemicals.
1. Determination of the Virucidal Activity (ASTM D7907-14) of NB-AB-AMPF-030-SE-VBLU-EN6N Antimicrobial Nitrile Powderfree Examination Gloves (Blue), Test Report No.: VX-TR-22-0152.
2. Australian Government Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Surrogate Viruses for Use in Disinfectant Efficacy Tests to Justify Claims Against COVID-19.
3. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Instructions for Review of Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Submissions for Products Eligible for Inclusion on List
N: Submission Information for Registrants.
*Test Results available on request. Tests based on ASTM D7907 Standard Test Methods for Determination of Bactericidal Efficacy on the Surface of Medical Examination Gloves, AMG is effective in killing prevalent and antibiotic resistant microbes such has MRSA and VRE. Test data has shown that AMG can kill 99.999% of some microbes in as quickly as 5 minutes.