Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.5% w/v in 70% Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) w/v
Ethanol derives its excellent antimicrobial effects by denaturing the proteins of bacteria. In appropriate concentration, it provides the most rapid and greatest reduction in microbial counts on skin. CHG is also a broad-spectrum anti-microbial with strong affinity for the skin. BIOGARD- CHG combines the rapid effect of Ethanol and persistence of CHG.
- Persistent Protection (4-6 hours)
- Non-sticky formula
- Prevents Skin Irritation after Continual Use
- Prevents Nosocomial Infections
- Pleasant smell
- PH 5.5, No damage to skin
Alcohols have excellent antimicrobial activity against most vegetative bacteria, fungi and viruses, deriving their antimicrobial effects by denaturation of proteins. A vigorous 1-minute rubbing with enough alcohol have been shown to be the most effective method for hand antisepsis.
We produce and distribute two types of alcohol hand sanitizers 70% w/v of Ethyl Alcohol (BIOGARD) and 70% isopropyl Alcohol (ISOGARD). The addition of water is important as dilution is with water is important for denaturing protein.
The main disadvantage Of alcohol for skin antisepsis is its drying effect. Isopropyl alcohol, a petroleum distillate is a more efficient fat solvent and my cause more dermal irritation and roughness after repeated use. To prevent the drying effect of the alcohols both SOFTOUCH preparations are prepared with emollients that minimize skin drying and at the same time by slowing drying time increases the contact time of the alcohol on the skin.