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Healthium Medtech launches TruShield AMG

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The anti-microbial gloves are made using quaternary ammonium compound that kills microbes, provides 99.99 per cent protection for healthcare professionals, patients up to eight hours 

Healthium Medtech recently announced the launch its 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 per cent protection for healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients up to eight hours.

Speaking on the occasion, Anish Bafna, Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Healthium said, “We constantly endeavour to simplify for the medical fraternity through innovative precision based medical devices manufactured indigenously across our five facilities in India. 85 per cent of medical devices in India are imported. As an Indian player delivering to global standards with US FDA (510k), CE and ISO approvals and 52 patents in India and the US, we are working relentlessly to reduce the dependence on imported technology and support a self-reliant (Atmanirbhar) India. With the launch of Trushield AMG, we would like to further protect the hands that save lives.”

Speaking at the Launch, Dr Ashok Moharana, Chief Medical Officer, Healthium Medtech said, “Studies have shown that surgical site infections account for 15 per cent of all healthcare associated infection (HAI) and 37 per cent of HAI in surgical patients, putting patients at risk. On the other hand, over 45 per cent surgeons’ gloves get breached mostly on non-dominant hands and only 25 per cent notice the puncture during surgery, bringing an occult risk for HCPs. Enhancing protection from contact transmission for an extended duration is an unmet need today and to address this, we 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. TRISHIELD AMG is non-leaching and offers 99.99 per cent microbicidal protection lasting up to eight hours.”

Ehsan Huq, SVP – Commercial, Healthium Medtech said, “Collaboration is a core value at Healthium; launching TRUSHIELD AMG during the lockdown validates our commitment to partner with surgeons and their patients in successful outcomes. Improving access is our vision; TRUSHIELD AMG is supported by the Healthium team and available through our extensive distribution footprint, covering in excess of 500 towns and cities in India.”

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