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January 31, 2020
In December 2019, an outbreak of a novel type of coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, the capital city of the Hubei Province in Central China. The virus has resulted in an increasing number of fatalities in China and it has been confirmed in many additional countries. This Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) belongs to the Coronaviridae family. Other viruses in this family are the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Because there is evidence of human-to-human transmission, and a continued risk of infection, we would like to assure you that all medical gloves offered by Sempermed® are Class I medical devices and are tested according to the following standard: ASTM F1671: Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System
January 17, 2020
On September 24, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established a unique identification system to adequately identify medical devices. The label of most devices must include a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) in human-and-machine readable format.
December 20, 2019
Sempermed USA, one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of hand protection, is pleased to announce the rebranding of the SemperGuard® Nitrile Powder-Free glove product line. The inner box and outer case artwork have been updated to reflect a refreshed, modern industrial design that continues to follow Sempermed’s color-coding system by size.
December 5, 2019
Sempermed USA announces the launch of our newest nitrile examination glove brand, StarMed® Black. This glove joins the StarMed® family which currently includes StarMed® latex, StarMed® ROSE nitrile, StarMed® Ultra nitrile, StarMed® PLUS nitrile, and StarMed® Select nitrile. StarMed® Black gloves are tested for protection against Fentanyl and feature the Smart Dispense Technology, Single Glove DeliveryTM packaging method, which reduces wrinkled gloves and eliminate waste.
October 31, 2019
On 13 August 2019 the United States Trade Representative announced next steps in the process of imposing additional 10% tariffs on Chinese imports. The previous proposed “List 4” was divided into two parts: “List 4A” (effective 1 September 2019) and “List 4B” (effective 15 December 2019). Sempermed imports from China only gloves manufactured of plastic, such as vinyl and polyethylene. These products are included on “List 4B.” As a result, proposed additional tariffs for these gloves are delayed until 15 December 2019. On 23 August 2019 it was announced that the proposed tariffs taking effect on 15 December 2019 will be increased by 5%. If imposed, the tariffs will result in necessary price adjustments no later than February 1, 2020. As expected, these price increases will be passed along to glove consumers.