In 1992, in response to a Medical Alert from the FDA, Ansell
initiated a number of major programs to define and address issues relating to latex
allergy. The initiative is called AnsellCares and is far reaching and comprehensive.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
The AnsellCares Scientific Advisory Board is an international group of professionals
created to identify and eliminate relevant protein allergens. AnsellCares has funded
their research into latex allergies and hand barrier protection, and has funded
countless educational programs and awareness campaigns.
Ansell has used the extensive research generated to
develop a number of proprietary steps which differentiate the
Ansell manufacturing process.
Planned product improvement and development include the introduction of new low
allergen, powder-free gloves and new neoprene, nitrile and polyurethane Latex Free.
In addition, manufacturing production lines continue to be converted to powder-free
Education and Awareness is a top priority at Ansell.
Comprehensive educational programs, newsletters, and technical bulletins inform
healthcare professionals, hospital management and others of the latest developments
in hand barrier research and technology. Ansellhealthcare.com on the World Wide
Web has been developed to provide healthcare professionals with frequently updated
information on natural rubber latex issues.