Healthium MedTech Invented TRUSHIELD AMG : First of its Kind Anti-Microbial Gloves in India
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Healthium Medtech, one of the largest medical device companies in India, today announced the launch of the first of its kind Anti-Microbial Gloves, TruShield. Manufactured at Kunigal, Karnataka, these Anti-Microbial Gloves (AMGs) are made from a patented technology using a Quaternary Ammonium Compound that kills microbes and provides 99.99% protection for Healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients up to 8 hours. Speaking at the Launch, Dr Ashok Moharana, Chief Medical Officer at Healthium Medtech said that studies have shown that Surgical Site Infections account for 15% of all Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) and 37% of HAI in surgical patients, putting patients at risk. On the other hand, over 45% of Surgeons’ gloves get breached mostly on non-dominant hands and only 25% notice the puncture during surgery, bringing an occult risk for HCPs. Enhancing protection from contact transmission for an extended duration is an unmet need and to address this, they have launched TRUSHIELD Anti-microbial gloves. With a novel mechanism of action, this is an effective solution that protects both HCPs and patients against a range of microbes. TRUSHIELD AMG is non-leaching and offers 99.99% microbicidal protection lasting up to 8 hrs. The Anti-Microbial gloves are the 3rd Innovative launch for Healthium in the last 6 months. The company had launched Truglyde SN2355, a suture needles combination specially created for COMOC MG, an Innovative surgical technique to manage Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH), which is one of the largest causes for maternal mortality. Healthium also launched the largest shoulder range of Arthroscopic devices in India benefitting Arthroscopy surgeons through simplified and functional patented designs. The Company holds 52 patents in India and the U.S. The surgical gloves available today, do not provide complete protection as they merely act as a passive barrier. Doctors are at particular risk because their work demands close contact with patients who may be harbouring pathogenic microbes. Breaching of gloves during surgery when unnoticed by the operating surgeons brings an occult risk to the surgeon as well as the patients. Even the efficacy of scrubbing before surgery begins to fade in 3 hours and post 5 hours into the surgery, contamination reaches pre-scrub levels. This makes both surgeons and patients vulnerable.
Report : Anustup Kundu