The Benefits of AMG Glove

World’s 1st non-leaching antimicrobial gloves

The Benefits of AMG

Effective Against a Wide Range of Microbes

AMG antimicrobial glove has been tested according to international standard, with proven effectiveness against a wide range of microbes, including the superbugs.

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 can kill up to 99.999% of selected microbes in just 5 minutes.

Non-leach Technology

The active ingredient of AMG antimicrobial glove 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 and results concluded that the active ingredient could not be detected in any of the extracts from neither the inner nor the outer glove surface. Although the active ingredient is proven safe to use, AMG antimicrobial glove has been designed to ensure further that it does not leach and transfer onto patients.

* Conducted according to ISO 10993-12 standard

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:

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

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. i. 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. iii. 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).
  3. ii. 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.

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