News Luglio 2017

GAMA Healthcare Disinfectant Compatibility Statement

July 2017

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently published a Medical Devices Safety Update (vol. 5, no. 3, May 2017) which contained an article entitled ‘Disinfectants and detergents can damage medical equipment plastics’. GAMA Healthcare are aware that this has caused a lot of concern and confusion in the Australian marketplace.

We welcome the publication of the following clarifications to the alert which is now available to view on the TGA website:

i. Certain disinfectant wipes and detergents can damage medical devices if the cleaning agent is incompatible with the device’s plastic surfaces*.
*The TGA considers cleaning agents that contain levels of benzalkonium chloride below 5-10% are safe to use on medical devices. Disinfectants generally use about 0.5% benzalkonium chloride, which is considered noncorrosive at these levels.

ii. Detergent wipes used by the hospital to clean the pumps contained the ingredient ‘benzalkonium chloride’. This is classed as a quaternary ammonium compound which is a corrosive ingredient and therefore should not be used**.
** Benzalkonium chloride is unsafe at a concentration above 10% and therefore should not be used without being diluted.

iii. When cleaning medical devices the TGA recommends that health facilities:
• Review all decontamination processes that use a disinfectant wipe or detergent containing quaternary ammonium compounds on a plastic surface***.
*** Particularly if the surface is made of polycarbonate material.

GAMA Healthcare Ltd. would like to confirm to all our customers that Clinell Universal Wipes contain benzalkonium chloride at a concentration of less than 0.5% and therefore per the TGA clarification are considered non-corrosive at this level.

We have also been advised that the wording of the alert specifically referencing detergent wipes has been interpreted to mean neutral detergent wipes. GAMA Healthcare would like to confirm Clinell Detergent wipes do not contain benzalkonium chloride.

We fully support the TGA statement that equipment manufacturers’ cleaning recommendations should be followed.

GAMA Healthcare continues to work with equipment manufacturers on material compatibility and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on any items which require disinfection and are not currently listed on our approved equipment list.

For guidance of on using disinfectant wipes, please download the Instructions For Use below.

Signed, on behalf of GAMA Healthcare Ltd.,
Guy
Dr. Guy Braverman
Managing Director & Co-Founder

News Giugno 2017

GAMA Healthcare makes The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

June 2017

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The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts.

This is the 8th year of The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, the league table of Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. The International Track 200 ranks the 200 mid-market companies (25m+ total sales) based on their growth in international sales over the last two years of available data; whereas our SME Export Track 100 ranks companies with sales of less than 25m. Despite the backdrop of volatile international markets and the prospect of the UK leaving the EU, this year’s league table findings indicate the breadth of UK companies still making remarkable headway overseas.

GAMA Healthcare is delighted to make its debut entry this year at number 98 with a 41.91% increase in international sales over the last 2 years.

News Maggio 2017

PRESS RELEASE – GAMA Healthcare Ltd acquire Australian distributor, AMCLA Pty Ltd

May 2017

[17th May 2017, WATFORD, UK] Leading infection control specialists, GAMA Healthcare Ltd, acquires the Clinell division of their Australian distributor, AMCLA Pty Ltd., in Victoria. This significant investment demonstrates GAMA’s continued commitment to infection prevention – providing outstanding education, training and clinical support to healthcare professionals across the world.

Plans for growth, support and education
GAMA will take over the current office in Mornington, Victoria and will retain all AMCLA personnel. The business unveils ambitious investment plans to emulate success in the UK – aiming to double the current workforce over the next twelve months. With headquarters in Watford, England, GAMA now has offices in six cities, across three continents.

“This is a very exciting time for us, as we enhance our service in Australia”, says Dr Guy Braverman, Managing Director and Co-Founder of GAMA. “As world leaders in infection prevention we are committed to empowering healthcare professionals to make the right choices to achieve the best clinical outcomes. Through our growing team of experienced clinical nurse trainers and area managers, we can increase support and after-sales service to meet the individual needs of
every hospital.”

In the UK, GAMA provides bespoke, local training through group sessions, ward-based training and practitioner meetings – delivered by a team of infection control specialists. “Our organisational support training programme is valued very highly by our UK customers and we look forward to implementing this in Australia,” says Dr Martin Kiernan, Clinical Director at GAMA. “We have developed the most advanced and fully customisable tablet-based training suite that is free to all customers. In the last six months of 2016, we hosted over 250 training days. This support has been critical in developing new business opportunities and retaining key contracts.

Commitment to products, people and partnerships
Founded in 2004 by two medical doctors, GAMA Healthcare has become a world leading developer and manufacturer of infection prevention technology. The Clinell range is the NHS’s number 1 brand, providing a range of product lines for surface care, hygiene monitoring, and patient skincare. GAMA’s dedication to infection prevention is demonstrated through both product innovation and continued investment in people and partnerships.

Media enquiries
For all media enquiries and interview requests please contact Beth Lowes at ROAD Communications on: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text51480); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. or call +44(0)208 995 5832.

About GAMA Healthcare
Formed in 2004 by two medical doctors, GAMA Healthcare is a world leading developer and manufacturer of infection prevention products for the healthcare sector. Their focus remains on quality, innovation and continual improvement. We work closely with our customers, identifying their needs and providing solutions to real problems. Our new and continually evolving product lines – specialising in surface care, hygiene monitoring, patient skin care and easyclean computer accessories – offer market leading solutions to infection control problems found throughout healthcare provision.

GAMA Healthcare products are marketed under the brands Clinell, Carell and Cleanall and are widely used in many hospitals in around the worldwide. In the last 13 years, they have become the largest supplier of wet and dry wipes in the United Kingdom, with at least one of their products used in every National Health Service hospital. They distribute to over 60 countries around the world and the list continues to grow.

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About AMCLA
Since 2007, AMCLA – a family owned specialist import and distribution company, have brought world class healthcare delivery solutions through their two key sales divisions: medical and pharmaceutical. AMCLA have built a reputation for supplying innovative, high quality products to healthcare markets.

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Study demonstrates the value of Clinell 2% chlorhexidine wash cloths

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A new study shows that daily bathing using Clinell 2% chlorhexidine wash cloths dramatically reduces the transmission of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii where other measured failed. In the Korean intensive care unit where the study was performed, the proportion of patient who acquired this extremely antibiotic resistant pathogen was reduced by more than half, from 21% to 10%. Previous attempts to address this organism using enhanced screening, contact precautions and environmental disinfection had failed to bring the outbreak under control. Another important finding from the study is that there was no development of resistance to chlorhexidine, despite its daily use on the unit.

Carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii – sometimes known as 'CRAB' – is an emerging issue worldwide. It combines a very high level of resistance to antibiotics with a propensity for causing problems in the sickest patients, for example, in intensive care and burns units. The organism often colonizes the skin, so the use of daily bathing using a chlorhexidine wash cloth makes sense – and this study shows that this intervention works.

Further work is being performed in other hospitals to evaluate the effectiveness of Clinell 2% chlorhexidine wash cloths for reducing the transmission of CRAB and other pathogens.

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We would like to thank all those who attended Infection Prevention 2015 and took the time to visit our stand. It is so good to see so many familiar faces and to meet new ones. It was lovely to be back in Liverpool and the organising committee did an incredible job of making the event fun, educational and thoroughly enjoyable. We'll never be able to look at an Air Steward in the same way! It was rewarding to see the people and Trusts that we work with regularly receiving the credit their hard work and dedication deserves, in the IPS annual awards. We hope our industry leading aftercare support has helped them to achieve some of their goals. We are especially proud of our Clinical Director, Martin Kiernan, who won the Brendan Moore Award for his continued excellence in Infection Prevention and Control.

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The GAMA Healthcare stand was very busy throughout the exhibition. We gave away some very popular selfie sticks, bluetooth speakers, delicious sweets, phone stands and of course, the usual multi-coloured pens and bags. Our new EvaluClean audit system proved very popular and it was great to receive feedback from our users on the frontline. If your trust is interested in running a trial with our BETA app please don't hesitate to contact us.

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The twitter wall produced some hilarious images and the well deserved winners of a delicious chocolate hamper are listed below:

Day 1: Merja Thomas and Carly Baker from UHCW
Day 2: IPC Team of Calderdale and Huddersfield
Day 3: Gary Thirkell and Donna Winter

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