Ansell Healthcare

Ansell Healthcare

April 19, 2011 08:01 ET

Ansell Bolsters Commitment to Fight Allergies With Debut of Two New Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Surgical Gloves

RED BANK, NEW JERSEY--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - As part of its ongoing commitment to eliminate the harmful effects of allergies in the workplace, Ansell unveiled two new synthetic surgical gloves at AORN March 2011 – Derma Prene® IsoTouch® White and Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro White. Made of 100% synthetic polyisoprene, both gloves prevent Type I allergic reactions and are designed to reduce skin irritation and improve skin condition.

With 1 in 3 nurses suffering from hand dermatitis, Ansell has made fighting allergies its priority. "Ansell's mandate is to eradicate dangerous allergies in the workplace and to provide nurses with the best solution for their individual needs," said Patty Taylor, Vice President of Marketing at Ansell. "Allergic reactions can be debilitating – causing occupational, physical, and even emotional issues.

The AORN annual conference was an ideal platform to introduce Derma Prene® IsoTouch® White and Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro White gloves because it gave us the opportunity to speak to so many of our customers who struggle with the affects of allergic reactions."

In addition to preventing Type I allergic reactions, both gloves are alcohol resistant, offer damp-hand and double donnability and feature a special surface treatment to provide a greater-degree of grip. Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro White gloves are also ideal for delicate procedures in ophthalmic, micro and cardiovascular surgeries.

According to Taylor, the gloves also feature SureFit Technologywhich prevents cuff roll-down to deliver superior protection during operating room procedures. "We're excited about the launch of Derma Prene® IsoTouch® White and Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro White gloves, because healthcare practitioners now have another safe solution to meet their needs in the operating room without the worry of serious allergic side affects potentially caused by Type I allergies."

About Ansell

Ansell Limited ("Ansell") is a global leader in protection solutions. With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Ansell employs over 10,000 people in 33 countries. Ansell designs, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of surgical, examination, industrial and household gloves, protective clothing and condoms. People in over 100 countries around the world put their trust in Ansell's innovative, high-quality solutions that offer superior protection, combined with high levels of comfort and performance. Operational headquarters are located in Red Bank, NJ.

Information on Ansell and its products may be found at www.ansellhealthcare.com or by calling 800.952.9916.

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