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Game-changing antimicrobial gloves

The world’s first non-leaching antimicrobial gloves were launched last week in London.

Developed by Richard James, emeritus professor of microbiology at the University of Nottingham, along with medical glove makers Hartalega Malaysia and development company Chemical Intelligence UK, the gloves contain a new active microorganism-killing molecule designed to prevent the spread of bacteria to and from surfaces and people.

More than six years in the making, the gloves are expected to sell in their billions, as healthcare providers battle to fight infection and combat antimicrobial resistance.

In independent testing, the gloves were found to kill up to 99.9 per cent of bacteria within just five minutes of contact.

James said: ‘These gloves will be a game-changer for the healthcare industry, both public and private. I am delighted that my lifetime’s research into bacteria and antibiotic resistance has directly informed the science behind a practical tool that will have a major …

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