Surgical glove touches every implant, vascular graft, artificial heart valve, harvested blood vessel, instruments used in all surgeries. Medical devices used in invasive procedures must pass rigid biocompatibility testing prior to being allowed to be marketed. Surgical gloves should pass the same biological level of safety, but have historically been unable to due to technical limitations. Think of it. All those expensive devices intimately handled by surgical gloves far less biocompatible, transferring cell toxicity, pyrogens (endotoxin) and hemolytic residuals to the devices they handle and to the tissues of the surgical site and potentially into the circulation. Historically, they just couldn’t pass those stringent requirements, so they were not required to do so. However, technical advances have made the unachievable possible.
The following biological safety tests performed by an independent test laboratory with Finessis Zero® in comparison to other national brand surgical gloves . Results represent a pair of surgical gloves.