Riverpoint PLUS Antibacterial Sutures provide the same handling and performance of our other suture products, but with the added benefit of antibacterial protection.
Riverpoint PLUS sutures are coated with chlorhexidine diacetate, a proven antibacterial agent, that results in a zone of inhibition around the suture line. Our PLUS antibacterial agent is recognised as being effective against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, MRSA and MRSE.
Key Benefits of Chlorhexidine Coated Antibacterial Sutures:
- Chlorhexidine protects the suture area inhibiting colonisation of bacteria on the suture
- Chlorhexidine has been tested to show an inhibition zone around the suture 1mm, this means it will protect against bacterial growth on and 1mm around the suture. This will help to prevent bacteria from migrating down the penetrations made by the suture
- Chlorhexidine has been proven to protect the suture line for the key initial healing time of over 48 hours
Please Note: Gold standard aseptic technique is still recommended