HaloGUARD

Reducing microbial impact on site dressings on patients with IV and other catheters.

10x increase in effectiveness

Single-use protective disc with CHG to reduce microbial impact on the site dressing on patients with IV and other catheters. Improved absorbency, better wound healing, and superior disc design over market-leading product.

Designing for Healthcare

HaloGUARD™ Protective Disc with CHG (Chlorhexidine Gluconate) has demonstrated in-vitro antimicrobial efficacy against a broad range of organisms known to cause Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections (CRBSI’s).

Blood stream infections associated with IV catheters and similar are a common cause of death in U.S. hospitals. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended the use of 0.5% Chlorhexidine Gluconate on skin at the catheter exit site for the prevention of catheter-related blood stream infections.

Superior Disc Design

HaloGUARD™ is a sterile, single-use disposable disc infused with the antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) to reduce contamination of the dressing by inhibiting microbial growth and colonization of the dressing.

HaloGUARD™ is intended to cover and protect insertion sites on adult patients. Common applications include IV catheters, central venous lines, suction catheters, epidural catheters, PICCs, hemodialysis catheters, orthopedic pins, other intravascular catheters and percutaneous devices. HaloGUARD™ prevents contamination of the dressing by inhibiting microbial growth and colonization of the dressing.

HaloGUARD™ has undergone applicable in vitro, biocompatibility, sterility, and performance testing for safety and effectiveness.

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Same Functionality as the Competition

  • Vascular insertion sites
  • Preventing contamination of the wound dressing for 7 days (168 hours)
  • Biocompatible circular foam disc with center hole and radial slit for ease of placement
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) Antimicrobial agent consistent with CDC and DOQI guidelines
  • Incorporation/infusion through soaking foam in CHG solution
  • Broad-spectrum of antimicrobial agent
  • 5 log CFU/ml reduction of 8 different target pathogens
  • Film adhesive: Pressure sensitive acrylic

HaloGUARD™ Protective Disc with CHG (Chlorhexidine Gluconate) has demonstrated in-vitro antimicrobial efficacy against a broad range of organisms known to cause Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections (CRBSI's)

The same great device as competing brands.

HaloGuard provides the same protection from Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections as competitors but with 10x efficacy.

  • Patient Anatomical Site For Use of Device
    Vascular insertion sites of other devices (i.e. catheters, etc.) outside the body
  • Mode of Operation
    Antimicrobial foam disc with antimicrobial agent CHG to protect device related vascular insertion sites
  • Geometry of Device
    Circular foam disc with center hole and radial slit
  • Temperature Requirements
    15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F)
  • Antimicrobial Agent
    Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)
  • Function/Purpose of Antimicrobial Agent
    Prevents contamination of the dressing by inhibiting microbial growth and colonization of the dressing
  • Pharmacology of Antimicrobial Agent
    CHG provides antiseptic and antimicrobial effects with rapid bactericidal action. CHG has a positive charge that reacts with the negatively charged microbial cell surface and destroys the integrity of the cell membrane.
  • Antimicrobial Agent Application Method to Medical Device
    Incorporation/infusion through soaking foam in CHG solution
  • Spectrum of Activity of Antimicrobial Agent
    Broad spectrum (works against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold) antimicrobial agent

Similar features at 10x the efficacy

HaloguardCompeting Brand
Design Features HaloGUARD™ Protective Disc with CHG is a chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) infused sterile hydrophilic absorptive foam dressing (disc)Design Features BIOPATCH Protective Disc with CHG is a hydrophilic polyurethane absorptive foam with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)
Device Materials Medical grade hydrophilic polyurethane foam impregnated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) with a polyether polyurethane film with printDevice Materials Polyurethane foam impregnated with chlorhexidine gluconate with a nylon reinforced urethane film with print
Absorbency 11 times its own weight in fluidAbsorbency 8 times its own weight in fluid
Sterilization Method E-beam RadiationSterilization Method Ethylene Oxide

Summary of ISO 10993 Biocompatabilty Testing and Wound Healing Studies for HaloGUARD™ vs. BioPatch

HaloGUARD™ was evaluated according to recommended ISO biocompatibility tests for safety and compared with the predicate BioPatch. Upon completion of the testing FDA requested further in-vivo testing designed to evaluate the effect both HaloGUARD™ and BioPatch may have on wound healing. This test is not the standard required for this type of device, but was asked for by FDA due to the presence of MDR's related to patch devices and wounds.

Product CodeProduct DescriptionUnits/cartonCartons/Case
Hg00751510Protective Disc with CHG, 3⁄4 inch disc, 1.5 mm hole104
Hg01710Protective Disc with CHG, 1 inch disc, 7 mm hole104
Hg01410Protective Disc with CHG, 1 inch disc, 4 mm hole104

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