“IGIN’s novel approach is making the world a better place through different elements of use. It helps you use the exact amount of gloves, meaning less harm to the environment while creating a sterile, non-contact process that upgrades cleanliness and hygiene, in our health outlets, in food and drink manufactures and more and more. It’s the first time ever you can have full visibility of use and quantity of gloves used, while saving money and reducing waste. Also, it helps in reducing environmental damage due to less waste of plastic,” says Orna
Medical gloves are disposable gloves used during medical examinations and procedures in preventing cross- contamination between caregivers and patients. Medical gloves are made of diﬀerent polymers including latex, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride and neoprene; they come un-powdered, or powdered with corn starch to lubricate the gloves, making them easier to put on the hands.
There are two main types of medical gloves: examination and surgical. Surgical gloves have more precise sizing with a better precision and sensitivity and are made to a higher standard. Examination gloves are available as either sterile or non-sterile, while surgical gloves are generally sterile.
Besides medicine, medical gloves are widely used in chemical and biochemical laboratories. Medical gloves oﬀer some basic protection against corrosives and surface contamination. However, they are easily penetrated by solvents and various hazardous chemicals, and should not be used for dishwashing or otherwise when the task involves immersion of the gloved hand in the solvent.
Furthermore, Understanding how to wear medical gloves properly, is the önal step to ensuring that your gloves are providing the optimum protection for you and your employees.
The global disposable gloves market was valued at $6,858.07 million in 2019, and is expected to reach $18,885.88 million by 2027 at a CAGR of 13.1% during the forecast period, according to Allied market research.
The disposable gloves market is positively impacted by the pandemic. In addition, owing to the quick spread of the virus, healthcare professionals associated with collection of specimens require proper protection including gloves to prevent themselves from getting infected. In addition, disposable gloves form a crucial part of the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by healthcare professionals. Therefore, growth in prevalence of contagious diseases and COVID-19is anticipated to fuel the growth of the disposable gloves market during the forecast period. Although, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform growth of various industries, immediate impact of the outbreak varies. Moreover, the market has witnessed an unexpected growth due to COVID-19 outbreak, owing to the increasing demand for disposable gloves across the globe.
Ayesha Rashid from Mediworldme got an exclusive one to one interview with Orna Goldberg, CEO of IGIN, who was here in the UAE to showcase her state of the art technology IGIN at the Gitex 2020, held on December 6th – December 10th.
Orna explains why IGIN is a novel approach in putting on gloves simpler?
Tell us in detail about your device Igin?
IGIN is a fully automated device that puts on disposable gloves automatically and makes the tedious task of putting on gloves much easier. It saves time, reduces waste up to 50% and allows you to control data in real time, for example: when used in a hospital, the cloud-based CRM can tell you at any given moment how many devices are at each øoor of the hospital, which ones are loaded, how many gloves were used today etc.
It can be used in stores, hospitals etc., and comes in various sizes and storage quantities. No human contact needed ever, a new level of efficient use of gloves, never seen before.
How is it a novel approach in putting on gloves simpler?
IGIN’s novel approach is making the world a better place through diﬀerent elements of use. It helps you use the exact amount of gloves, meaning less harm to the environment while creating a sterile, non-contact process that upgrades cleanliness and hygiene, in our health outlets, in food and drink manufactures and more and more. It’s the first time ever you can have full visibility of use and quantity of gloves used, while saving money and reducing waste. Also, it helps in reducing environmental damage due to less waste of plastic.
Describe its fully automated process?
The process is simple: After sanitizing and hand scanning,the gloves inflates, making it ready for wearing purposes (the inflation is also a way to detect damaged gloves and providing ability to control damaged gloves stock), 3 seconds and the gloves are on your hand, no hassle and no human touch. All u have to do is load the gloves into the machine ahead of time and put your hands inside the device.
What made you comeup with a device like this?
It is our original innovation, deriving from a personal experience of a doctor that was trying to take care of his wife in the hospital and realizing the process is absurd. The process takes too long, sometimes you need to use a few gloves in order to put it on correctly. We realized we need a better, advanced solution that can change the world.
How is your device an innovation that will rock traditional disposable gloves market?
It’s a örst of its kind, sophisticated and useful in so many different aspects: It gives you a clear, real time ability to respond to stock and quantity, its gives you information about the damaged gloves that will go to waste, about the actual gloves being used, it also gives you a bird’s eye view, ability to collect data, process it and make decisions that saves money and waste based on real data, all thanks to our cloud based CRM system.
Why did you choose UAE to launch IGIN?
We are excited to take part at Gitex, an historical, tech driven. Plus, it’s a device we wanted to show face to face because of the impact of the demo and showcasing it to people arriving from all over the world to a global market of business and innovation like the UAE.
What was about the UAE healthcare sector that attracted you to come here?
UAE is a hub for many business sectors and companies, hospitals, hotels, factories and more. The UAE is also a market infused with innovation and we know the health regulations in the UAE set a high standard to the world, as we experienced ourselves even in this visit.
What could be the future of disposable gloves industry with your device entering the market? Youropinion?
We believe IGIN technology will establish itself as a leader in the industry and eventually work together with the gloves manufacturing for diﬀerent usages. It will also change the industry because less gloves will be manufactured so we will create less waste, recycle more gloves due to designated disposable bins and also we will be able to pin point damaged gloves easier, making it easier to demand refunds and at the same time making less mistakes in the process.
The disposable gloves market is positively impacted by the pandemic. In addition, owing to the quick spread of the virus, healthcare professionals associated with collection of specimens require proper protection including gloves to prevent themselves from getting infected.
Where does IGIN comein?
IGIN provides a tailored made solution to a problem that is eﬀecting the whole world, small store or big chain, they can all benefit from the use of the device. Less gloves will be used all over the world, manufactures will deal with less infections and recalls, hospitals will have control on the amount of gloves used and enjoy a higher standard of sterile protection, less pollution and strive in creating a cleaner, safer world with a higher level of hygiene we all need, now more than ever.
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