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Chlorhexidine (CHD) is listed as an essential medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is respected throughout the global healthcare industry. Its high effectiveness and outstanding overall compatibility makes it suitable for use in both human and animal antiseptics.
The most soluble CHD salt is CHD digluconate, and this property makes it an excellent choice for pharmaceutical formulation. In the medical industry, CHD formulations are used for surgical scrubs, to treat wounds, surfaces and textiles. And in the field of veterinary medicine, CHD is employed as a disinfectant for teat dips and wound dressings. Evonik’s chlorhexidine offering, SOVIDINE™, is the gold standard for antiseptics and disinfectants in the pharmaceutical industry.
What makes Evonik’s SOVIDINE™ so unique?
SOVIDINE™ and its salts are effective against a broad variety of bacteria, enveloped viruses and fungi. Moreover, a number of studies have proven that CHD products such as SOVIDINE™ act against antimicrobial-resistant bacteria – including wild types, mutant forms that typically occur in hospital environments, and superbugs such as MRSA that are resistant to traditional antibiotics.
In short, SOVIDINE™ is an extremely versatile and effective product with a host of diverse real-world applications. Unique is as well our regulatory service which is best in class. We can support you in the regulatory fields of an Active Pharma Ingedient, Biocide Product Directive and REACH.
SOVIDINE™ is as well registeres under the Biocide Product Directive. We are listed in accordance to Article 95(2) since 2013 and the allowed supplier for Chlorhexidine by ECHA.
Our researchers are pleased to support you with all our Know How on SOVIDINE™.
Specific applications of SOVIDINE™
Evonik´s SOVIDINE™ addresses the needs of three principal applications – with each making full use of the antiseptic properties of CHD.
SOVIDINE™ could be used for vascular access applications, such as central venous catheters (CVCs) and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). It can also be used as a surgical lubricant. For example, PICCs can be impregnated with SOVIDINE™.
Moreover, diluted CHD solutions can be used to disinfect (clean out) wounds, while CHD digluconate solutions are suitable for the disinfection of wound dressings (impregnated dressings).
Finally, CHD digluconate is particularly suitable for use in pre-operative scrubs, with the goal of reducing the spread of diseases in hospitals.