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07/12/2016

HALYARD HEALTH INTRODUCES FLEXAPRENE* GREEN EXAM GLOVES AS A NEW ALTERNATIVE TO ALLERGY-INDUCING LATEX GLOVES

ALPHARETTA, GA — July 12, 2016 — Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE: HYH), a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, today announced the availability of a new innovation in exam gloves, Flexaprene* Green. Designed for dental professionals who want to bring cutting edge technology and clinical advantage to their practice and patients, Flexaprene* Green is an advanced chloroprene technology that gives you the feel and tactile sensitivity of latex without the risk of Type I allergic reactions to natural rubber latex proteins.

“Due to a lack of suitable alternatives, nearly 40 percent of dentists still rely on latex exam gloves[i] -- despite the threat of anaphylactic shock and contact dermatitis for the nearly three million Americans allergic to latex[ii],”  said Greg Metcalf, global director for gloves & apparel at Halyard Health. “Halyard Health is committed to innovation that drives optimal patient outcomes and is pleased to provide a new, non-latex, chloroprene-based dental glove solution that is comfortable and can safely be used for all patients.”   

The Halyard Health Flexaprene* Green chloroprene glove features:

  • Tactile sensitivity comparable to latex
  • Soft to the touch, yet powerful in grip
  • Polymer coating designed for improved donning
  • Powder-free chloroprene technology

Halyard Health offers a broad selection of exam gloves that help safeguard healthcare employees from exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious materials, whatever the task or procedure. The Flexaprene* Green chloroprene glove is the newest addition to the exam glove portfolio, which includes a full range of powder-free nitrile and vinyl exam gloves.

 For additional information about the new Flexaprene* glove, talk to your Halyard Health representative or visit www.halyarddental.com/Flexaprene. For educational resources on the selection of exam gloves for dental and other health professionals, visit the HALYARD KNOWLEDGE NETWORK* at www.HalyardKnowledgeNetwork.com.     

About Halyard Health

Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH) is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today's most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard's business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.halyardhealth.com.

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[i] Strategic Dental Market (SDM) 2015 Data

[ii] About Latex Allergy: Statistics. American Latex Allergy Association: http://latexallergyresources.org/statistics