Brussels, November 18th, 2004 -- Ansell's market leading surgical gloves, Encore® will feature prominently during the MEDICA fair from 24 - 27 November in Düsseldorf (hall 6, stand K16). Ten thousand pairs of top-quality Encore surgical gloves will be donated by Ansell Healthcare Europe to Ärzte der Welt(1) (Médecins du Monde Germany) to ensure the needs of Operation Sourire all over the world. The donation will be announced at the fair in presence of a representative from Ärzte der Welt.
Operation Sourire is run by Ärzte der Welt and has so far provided reconstructive surgery to more than 3000 children and adults who are victims of war, land mines, disease or malnutrition in poor countries. Ärzte der Welt Germany sends a medical team to Cambodia twice a year. The surgeons operate on children suffering from physical anomalies and injuries and give them a chance for a normal social life. Ärzte der Welt will be present at Ansell's booth at MEDICA to welcome volunteer healthcare professionals and donations to this humanitarian organisation active in 47 countries.
Ansell Professional Healthcare Europe will demonstrate its latest technologies and test methods during MEDICA, including the Encore range. The Encore range perfectly suits the requirements of Operation Sourire, where the surgeries range from microsurgery to orthopaedic surgery. The Encore range consists of four powder-free surgical gloves: two gloves for general surgery, a glove for microsurgery and one for orthopaedic surgery. Featuring unparalleled flexibility and comfort, Encore gloves are specially shaped to follow the hand's natural curves. A synthetic inner coating facilitates donning and reduces contact with latex allergens and residual process chemicals.
Ansell offers surgical gloves for every category of professional use. 40% of German surgeons wear Ansell gloves, the most advanced, state-of-the-art gloves on the market. Ansell has received the Frost & Sullivan(2) Award for Market Penetration Leadership in the European Surgical Gloves business and is the global leader in manufacturing and marketing of hand protective solutions.
Encore® is a registered trademark of Ansell Ltd.
Ansell Limited is a global leader in barrier protective products. With operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Ansell employs more than 12, 000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments: Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market; Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying condoms and consumer hand protection. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at http://www.anselleurope.com.
Ansell Healthcare product portfolio includes products in market for Surgical Gloves: Powdered Latex Surgical Gloves, Powder Free latex Surgical Gloves and Synthetic Surgical Gloves. Their brands under the latex section include Micro-Touch, Encore and Gammex. The synthetic glove segment includes a.o. the neoprene based Dermaprene Ultra.
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