Infection prevention

Mölnlycke® Health Care Commends Food & Drug Administration For Proposed Ban on Most Powdered Medical Gloves

By: Mölnlycke Health Care, March 23 2016Posted in: Infection prevention

Mölnlycke Health Care commends the Food & Drug Admnistration for its proposed ban on most powdered medical gloves due to safety concerns for health care providers, patients and others who may be exposed to them. Powdered gloves can cause postoperative adhesions, granulomas, delayed wound healing, increased risk of infection and occupational asthma.[1]

Mölnlycke Health Care, the manufacturer of Biogel® surgical gloves, is the world’s first and only major powder-free surgical glove manufacturer. For more than 30 years, the proprietary Biogel coating has made donning surgical gloves easier, eliminating the need for glove powder. Since their introduction, Biogelgloves have continued to set the industry standard for surgical glove quality with a wide range of natural rubber latex and synthetic options for various clinical applications. Nine out of 10 surgeons surveyed agree that Biogel gloves provide the high quality they need for surgery.[2]

”Patients, health care providers and hospitals are at the heart of everything we do at Mölnlycke Health Care,” said Rob Rayl, President of Mölnlycke Health Care’s US business. ”Their safety is always our primary concern. It is our privilege to provide products such as our Biogel gloves that protect them, offer value and are supported by clinical and health economic evidence. We are hopeful the ban on most powdered gloves, including powdered surgical gloves, will be finalized following the 90-day public comment period.”

Notes for EditorsAbout Mölnlycke Health Care

Mölnlycke Health Care is a world-leading provider of single-use surgical and wound care products for customers, healthcare professionals and patients. We develop and bring to market innovative wound care and surgical products for use in a range of settings – from prevention through acute care to homecare.   Our solutions provide value for money, supported by clinical and health economic evidence.

For media inquiries: Deborah G. Bolding, CommunicationsMölnlycke Health Care(debbie.bolding@molnlycke.com)


[1] Truscott W. “Citizens petition to the FDA to ban cornstarch powder on medical gloves.” Feb. 2009

[2] Data on file, MHC.

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