Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) announced the availability of BD Surgiphor Sterile Wound Irrigation System, a ready-to-use aqueous povidone-iodine (PVP-I) irrigation solution that mechanically loosens and removes wound debris.
BD Surgiphor is a pre-mixed, pre-labeled, single patient surgical wound irrigation solution. It uses the PVP-I antiseptic agent, as a preservative within the solution providing a broad-spectrum antimicrobial effect against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and yeast to reduce the risk of unwanted microbial growth in the solution after the bottle is opened. The preservative provides a 99.99 percent reduction in bacteria within the bottled solution.
Kevin Kelly, worldwide president of Surgery for BD, said, “Many hospitals today are mixing their own irrigation solutions to keep wounds clean. The introduction of BD Surgiphor will bring more simplicity to the sterile field and help meet best practices established by U.S. and global health agencies."
BD Surgiphor was acquired by BD from Orthophor, LLC in November 2020 as part of the company's strategy to leverage tuck-in acquisitions to expand category leadership and augment BD's internal R&D programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.