Infection prevention

Our quality is your protection.

It has been proven that non-Biogel gloves are 3.5 times more likely to fail than Biogel gloves1. Biogel gloves exceed industry standard for force at break, tensile strength and elongation2. So when you feel the expert fit and comfort as your Biogel gloves glide on, you can be confident you’re protected by a glove with an industry-leading AQL result of 0.652

Non-Biogel gloves are 3.5 times more likely to fail1

100% every Biogel glove is air inflation tested2

Industry-leading AQL result of 0.652

Accidental exposure to pathogens is real. Everyday

Clinical study results show an exposure rate during surgery of 10.4 per 100 procedures3. Surgical gloves help reduce the risk to both you and your patients - and are one of many factors that work together to prevent infections in the operating room.

Double-gloving is proven to reduce the risk of sharps injuries and exposure to blood-borne infections. An unbelievable 92% of glove punctures go unnoticed during surgery, putting surgeons, operating staff and patients at risk of cross infection4.     What costs more? The relatively low cost of double-gloving, or dealing with staff and patient exposure to infection? Imagine the total treatment cost if you or a colleague were infected. And for your patients, a surgical site infection could double the length of their hospital stay5 and require an extra week of antibiotic therapy. 

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Clear, fast and large, protection you can see

The Biogel Indicator System is unique in that it offers vividly visible puncture detection in three proven ways:

  • Clear7 – The colour of the inner glove is selected based on colour physics, maximising the sensitivity of the human eye.
  • Fast7 – The gloves are designed to make a puncture visible as fast as possible and to ensure that the regions of indication grow quickly.
  • Large7 – The Biogel puncture indication is large and visible from a distance.

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The Biogel Indicator System has a 97% perforation detection rate. No other double gloving system has shown this perforation detection rate8

How the puncture indication system works

The Biogel Indicator System is made up of a dark-coloured underglove and a straw-coloured over glove.

Normally, the over glove blocks out most of the underglove's colour. When fluid gets between the two layers, light passes through the over glove and reveals the underglove.

How the puncture indication system works

References

  1. In Use Surgical Glove Failure Rate Comparison. Study G009-005.2009. Data on file.
  2. MKT004. Why Choose Biogel. 2009. Data on file.
  3. Wright JG, et al. Exposure rates to patients' blood for surgical personnel. Surgery. 1993 Nov;114(5):897-901. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/8236011/
  4. Maf­fulli N, Vittorino T, Giovanni C. Glove perforation in hand surgery. J Hand Surg 1991; 16(6): 1034-7.
  5. Junker T, Mujagic E, Hoffmann H, Rosenthal R, Misteli H, Zwahlen M, Oertli D, Tschudin-Sutter S, Widmer AF,Marti WR, Weber WP. Prevention and control of surgical site infections: review of the Basel Cohort Study. Swiss Med Wkly. 2012 Sep 4;142:w1361
  6. UNISON, 2013, Needle Safety at Work, https://www.unison.org.uk/search/needlestick
  7.  Interna­tional College of Surgeons. European Section News Release (Internet). 2015 Oct 9. Available from: https://www.icsglobal. Org/members/sections/mem_sect_news_europe.asp
  8. Wigmore SJ & Rainey JB, BJS 1994: 81:1480
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