BRUSSELS, January 7 /PRNewswire/ --

- Most Comprehensive Medical Glove Offering in the Middle-East

Ansell Healthcare, a global leader in barrier protective solutions having a 114-year history of RD, will be showcasing the most recent offerings at the Arab Health fair in Dubai, from 26 to 29 January 2009 (Hall 6 Booth E10). Ansell invites healthcare workers to discover its comprehensive Gammex(R) range including the latest innovations in medical gloves and breakthroughs in safety. Ansell Healthcare will also participate in the Health Investment Seminar organised in partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Government of The Republic of Iraq in Dubai on the 24th and 25th of January 2009.

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At the Ansell booth (Hall 6 Booth E10), visitors will discover the Gammex(R) PF (powder free) glove range in both latex and synthetic materials. The flagship of Ansell's surgical glove offering has been embraced by healthcare workers the world over for its combination of superior protection, comfort and great sensitivity. Gammex(R) PF is considered to be one of the safest surgical gloves on the market, with 'undetectable' allergen levels, according to FITkit(R) tests.

We are already seeing a marked switch from powdered to powder-free gloves in Middle East healthcare practices, explains Werner Heintz, Ansell's Senior Vice President and Regional Director EMEA. Before choosing synthetic materials, the first step in allergy prevention remains the reduction of allergens borne by powder, and in the latex formulation itself. According to us, quality powder-free latex gloves are an irreversible trend for the region.

Because Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) remains the recommended choice for barrier protection, Ansell Healthcare has been an early champion of powder-free latex gloves. On the prevention side, the company has optimised its NRL gloves to reduce water-soluble chemical residues, proteins and allergens. Another step towards prevention, the HydraSoft(R) hydrating technology, was integrated into the inner coating of Gammex(R) PF surgical gloves, helping to protect the skin's natural barrier when this is attacked by scrubbing and antiseptics.

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For more information about Ansell, please contact: Wouter Piepers, Director Communications, Ansell Healthcare, tel: +32-2-528-75-68, cellular: +32-478-33-56-32, email:; Olivier Trop, Duval Guillaume I PR, cellular: +32-486-510-419, email: