The new latex powder-free Biogel Eclipse is the first surgical glove made from highly-refined deproteinised natural rubber latex. Deproteinised natural rubber latex is the finished product of a patented process which reduces extractable latex proteins in the raw material by 90 percent. In addition, Biogel Eclipse provides a new level of fit, feel and comfort in natural rubber latex. The result is a softer, suppler gloving category than standard latex gloves. The new glove category also represents a cost-effective safety option for facilities wanting to reduce exposure of health care workers and patients to antigenic proteins found in standard latex surgical gloves without having to incur the unnecessary cost of non-latex gloves for those not sensitized to latex proteins.