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This new BD ChloraPrep™ product uses a proprietary and patented process to sterilize the antiseptic solution inside the sealed ampoules located in the BD applicator. With the new sterilization process in place, the BD ChloraPrep™ solutions portfolio that undergo this proprietary added level of sterility will now be labeled as a "sterile solution" on all packaging.
"At BD, we are constantly exploring new opportunities to protect patients and advance health," said
"The idea of contaminated antiseptic solutions seems counter-intuitive because the function of an antiseptic is to kill bacteria," said
Novel Sterilization Process
BD's proprietary sterilization process was designed to achieve a minimum sterility assurance level (SAL) of 10-6, the same level required for injectable products.1 The SAL indicates there is less than 1 in 1 million chance that a sterile BD ChloraPrep™ applicator containing sterile solution will contain a single, viable microorganism following terminal sterilization of the ampoules through BD's new sterilization process.1 While a product labeled as non-sterile does not suggest that it is contaminated with bacteria, it indicates that the contents have not been sterilized individually. Traditionally, BD ChloraPrep™ applicators have been sterilized at the end of the manufacturing process and the solution inside of the applicators was not treated with a separate sterilization process. This new process adds another layer of assurance to an already-proven product and builds on the heritage and reliability of BD ChloraPrep™ skin preparation.
The new BD ChloraPrep™ sterile solution will include a mark to indicate that it is sterile. Though not required by the
As a leader in antiseptic skin preparation and patient pre-operative skin preparation, BD is continually working to improve technology and patient safety. BD ChloraPrep™ skin preparation continues to be the leading standard of care for preoperative antiseptic skin preparations. Since its introduction over 18 years ago, more than four billion applicators have been used. BD ChloraPrep™ skin preparation, and its efficacy, is supported by more than 50 clinical publications.
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 Degala, et al. United States Patent 9,078,934.
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