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Medline Launches Stronger Bonded Sterilization Wrap for Greater Reassurance of Sterilization Process

Independent testing shows new Gemini two-ply wrap stronger than competition

Knutsford, UK, September 2, 2014 – Sterilization wrap has come a long way since it was first introduced more than 85 years ago to maintain sterility for surgical instruments and devices. Now Medline is introducing Gemini wrap, the next generation of sterilization wrap shown to have greater material strength than the competition to ensure the integrity of the sterilization process.

In an independent, side-by-side strength test, Medline’s new Gemini wrap, constructed with 100 percent polypropylene, was shown to have greater material strength to resist punctures and tears compared to the sterilization wrap of the next closest competitor.

“The Gemini bonded wrap provides our surgical staff with great confidence in our sterilization process and ensures that our instruments and devices will remain sterile until they’re ready to be used,” said Durenda Dolan, CST, CRCST, CIS, manager SPD, Norton Hospital, Louisville, Ky. “Our goal is to eliminate the chance for contamination and infection so we can deliver better patient outcomes. Medline’s new wrap helps us do that.”

The Gemini bonded wrap is constructed with two sheets of 100 percent polypropylene fused together to provide greater strength and improved efficiency. The Gemini wrap can be used with all major sterilization cycles, including pre-vacuum steam cycles, gravity steam cycles, ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilization and STERRAD® sterilization.

Offered in five weight grades from lightweight to super heavyweight, the Gemini wrap is also available in a unique dual color wrap with a pink-colored sheet on the outside and blue on the inside, which can help differentiate between instrument sets. Gemini also has a soft, smooth finish, making it easy to handle and fold.

“Perioperative and Central Processing professionals are looking for reassurance that they’re providing the best possible care for their patients,” said Sydney Nye, RN, vice president of clinical services, Medline. “Gemini surgical wrap provides peace of mind with demonstrated greater material strength that provides an effective barrier against contaminants to preserve and maintain sterility."

About Medline
As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products in the United States, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., U.S., Medline is a leading global health care company providing quality medical and surgical supplies throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with more than 1,200 dedicated sales representatives worldwide to support its broad product line and cost management services. Learn more at www.medline.com/uk


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