March 28, 2016
Discontinuation of Sempermed® Derma plus® Powdered Latex Surgical Gloves for U.S. Distribution
Contact: Marketing
Sempermed USA, Inc.
Phone 800-366-9545
Fax 800-763-5491
Clearwater, FL, March 28, 2016: On March 22, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued proposed legislation that would ban powdered surgical gloves, as well as the absorbable powder used in their manufacture. In addition, the powder that is used in the production of powdered surgical gloves for U.S. distribution has become increasingly difficult or impossible to obtain. This situation
affects the entire US market, not just Sempermed.

In light of these market conditions, Sempermed has decided to discontinue the sale of Derma plus® Powdered Latex Surgical Gloves in the U.S., effective immediately. During this transition, we will work with our distribution partners to provide quality powder-free alternatives, including Sempermed® Supreme Latex Surgical Gloves.

Thank you for your continued support. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our knowledgeable Customer Service staff at 800.366.9545, or