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Safety Gloves for Protection of Health Care Professionals

Project description

Safer gloves for medical personnel

Medical gloves are examples of personal protective equipment used to guard the wearer from the spread of infection or illness. Even though advanced medical equipment is in use, fatal needle-stick accidents are not rare. The infection of medical personnel has significant impacts on their health and causes huge economic losses for hospitals. Surgeons and nurses wear two gloves on top of each other for major protection. The replacement of double gloving in the surgical sector follows the EU directive on the prevention of workers’ injuries due to medical sharps. The EU-funded SafeGlov project proposes an innovative double gloving based on microparticles and multilayers entirely produced by natural raw materials. The product offers high protection and enhanced capabilities to medical personnel.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2

Coordinator

SMARTERIALS TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 850 060,00
Address
Magnusstrasse 11
12489 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 805 740,00