Antimicrobial
Glove

 

AMG Antimicrobial Gloves:
A Novel Enhancement To Conventional Medical Gloves

Contrary to conventional medical gloves that serve only as a passive barrier between microbes and your hands, AMG antimicrobial gloves can play a pivotal role to reduce cross-contamination and microbial
transmission by using its microbe-killing mechanism.

The AMG antimicrobial glove is designed to kill microbes on the outer glove surface rapidly upon contact. Its key ingredient, a photosensitiser, is incorporated on the outer glove surface. 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.

Ultimately, AMG antimicrobial glove minimises the risk of microbial transmission from an infection source to a susceptible patient.

The Benefits of AMG

Kill Microbes Rapidly

Based on ASTM D7907 Standard Test Methods for Determination of Bactericidal Efficacy on the Surface of Medical Examination Gloves, the AMG antimicrobial glove is effective in killing superbugs like MRSA and VRE.

Test data has shown that AMG antimicrobial gloves can kill up to 99.999% of selected microbes, such as Staphylococcus aureus, in just 5 minutes. Further testing was conducted at a shorter contact time with the kill rate recorded at 99.989% in 1 minute and 99.998% in 2 minutes.

Non-Leach Technology

AMG antimicrobial glove is the world’s first non-leaching antimicrobial examination glove. The photosensitiser has been tested for non-migration with the following medium:

  1. Hot water (50°C for up to 72 hours)
  2. Sweat
  3. Saliva
  4. Ethanol

All extracts were analysed at Intertek using validated analytical techniques to detect the presence of the photosensitiser. Results concluded that the photosensitiser could not be detected in any of the extracts from neither the inner nor the outer glove surface. Although the photosensitiser is proven safe to use, AMG antimicrobial glove has been designed to ensure further that it does not leach and transfer onto patients.

Low Risk of Developing Microbial Resistance

Singlet oxygen technology has been assessed as low risk in regards to developing microbial resistance. This is attributed to the non-specific nature of the glove’s microbe-killing mechanism.

Generally, oxidative antimicrobials, such as singlet oxygen used in AMG technology, has been viewed as having a low potential for microbes developing resistance by the EU Scientific Committee.

Biocompatible

AMG antimicrobial glove is suitable for different applications as it has been tested safe for use against various contacts such as skin and oral. Some of these tests confirm that the AMG antimicrobial glove is:

  • Non-irritating
    It does not cause primary skin irritations like redness (erythema) or slight swelling (oedema).
  • Non-sensitising
    It does not contain any substance that will induce a skin allergy.
  • Non-toxic
    No toxic effects occur following oral administration.
  • Non-cytotoxic
    It does not display a destructive action on cells.
  • Non-sensitising & low dermatitis potential
    The Modified Draize-95 Test proves that it does not cause an allergic skin reaction.

Uncompromised Glove Properties

Apart from medical settings, AMG antimicrobial glove has been proven safe for use in different applications and industries. Its safety and effectiveness are proven to ensure it befits its intended use.

  1. Medical
    Tested for impermeability and glove strength, AMG antimicrobial glove is effective in preventing contamination between patient and healthcare practitioner, as well as for handling various chemotherapy drugs. All tests conducted are in accordance with recognised international standards such as ASTM D6319, EN 455 and ISO 11193 part 1.
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    The glove has 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.
  3. Food Contact
    The glove has been tested safe for food contact according to the standards of U.S. FDA 21 CFR 177.2600, BfR XXI German Recommendation and Japan Food Sanitation on various types of simulants representing different types of food that are acidic, alcoholic and fatty in content. Some countries may require further registration with biocidal agencies such as the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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The data may include any personal data, sensitive personal data and/or information about you which were provided to the Company, including but not limited to the following:-

  • name, age, identification number and/or passport number, nationality, race, date and place of birth, gender, ethnicity, marital status, residential address, home and office telephone number, mobile contact number, personal email address, bank account number, academic records, professional qualifications, EPF number, SOCSO number, income tax number, employment history and the name and contact details of your next-of-kin or any other information necessary to process your personal data for job application purposes.

(collectively known as “Personal Data”)

Apart from the Personal Data collected above, the Company may also obtain and process data including but not limited to:-

  • any medical conditions and medications taken by you (where applicable), political opinions, religious beliefs, information relating to your spouse, child and/or other family members or commission or alleged commission by you of any offence (“Sensitive Personal Data”).
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We will collect and use your Personal Data and/or Sensitive Personal Data for any of the following purposes:

  • assessing your skills, qualifications and suitability for a role in the Company;
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  • determining and payment of salaries, incentives, bonuses, employment stock options, group medical benefits, and other benefits;
  • maintaining records in relation to the Company’s recruitment process;
  • monitoring compliance with our internal rules and policies;
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  • any purposes relating thereto.
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    Data Protection Officer
    Hartalega NGC Sdn Bhd
    No. 1, Persiaran Tanjung,
    Kawasan Perindustrian Tanjung,
    43900 Sepang, Selangor
    Email: [human.resource@hartalega.com.my]
    Phone: [03-8707 3000]

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