Throughout the company’s history, Shepard Medical has been committed to providing customers with the highest quality latex and synthetic gloves, and related infection protection products, including a new line of personal care products.

Shepard Medical Products’ CareMates© Infection Protection product line is aimed at providing the general consumer the opportunity to purchase hospital grade infection protection products for the home and workplace. For almost 30 years, CareMates has been the trusted brand of choice for consumers, wholesale distributors, pharmacies, healthcare workers, and first responders. Our CareMates branded line of infection protection products embody our commitment to keeping the healthcare, home, and workplace environments safe for everyone with high quality products.

CareMates products include Medical Exam Gloves, Masks, Wipes and Kits. Our proprietary and star product, Vytrile™, is our unique, trademarked, outstanding synthetic glove. Our Nitrile gloves are the safest gloves on the retail pharmacy market, tested for resistance to 15 Chemotherapy drugs and Fentanyl.

The CareMates Germ Busters brand focuses on infection products for consumers on-the-go. Our Germ Busters Travel Kit is perfect for vacation or work travel, school and more.

For protection in healthcare in basic medical uses, MedMates is the most economical and safe glove to rely on.

Our line of UltiMates gloves features High Risk Nitrile gloves for special needs like first responders EMS, healthcare and first aid.  They may safely be used for chemotherapy and home infusion drugs.

WorkMates includes gloves tough enough for use in a variety of demanding industries including most  trades, including auto, carpentry, construction, painting, plumbing, piercing/tattoos, and where chemicals, adhesives, solvents and cleaners are used.

Shepard Medical Products’ commitment to finding solutions to customer needs has led to products that exceed regulatory standards throughout the world like ASTM, as well as the development and introduction of proprietary products. Our products are also USP 800 Compliant.


Shepard Medical Products has been an industry leader in the field of Infection Protection for the medical and food industries since 1986. Throughout the company’s history, Shepard has enjoyed progressive, steady growth by providing the highest quality, infection control solutions to our customers.

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    805 E. Irving Park Road, Ste. C
    Roselle, Illinois 60172 USA



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