BIOPATCH Protective Disk with CHG is the only polyurethane foam disk proven to reduce local infections, catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI), and skin colonization of microorganisms commonly related to CRBSI, in patients with central venous or arterial catheters.1,2

The Story of Skin Prep  

Within hours of thorough antiseptic application, resident bacteria such as MRSA & MSSA quickly re-colonise the skin surface. Help stop this avoidable patient harm by using BIOPATCH EVERY SINGLE TIME. BIOPATCH has been shown to reduce catheter‐related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) by up to 60% in central venous and arterial catheters, even when infection rates are low.1,3

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BIOPATCH Indications

BIOPATCH Protective Disk with CHG is the only dressing that meets all the following criteria:

  • Intended to reduce local infections, catheter related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), and skin colonization of microorganisms commonly related to CRBSI, in patients with central venous or arterial catheters.5,6**
  • Is constructed from polyurethane foam allowing quick absorption of fluid decreasing the likelihood of skin maceration.5,6**
  • Is designed to deliver chlorhexidine gluconate a full 360 degree around the catheter insertion site providing optimized coverage and protection.5,6**

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Central Venous Catheters


Dialysis Catheters


Arterial Catheters


Epidural Catheters


Implanted Venous Ports


External Fixator Pins


Mid Lines


Peripheral Catheter



How BIOPATCH works  

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BIOPATCH Protective Disk with CHG vs Tegaderm CHG  

BIOPATCH has been shown to exhibit a FASTER RATE OF FLUID ABSORPTION than Tegaderm CHG.9***

Tegaderm CHG product design has been shown NOT TO PROVIDE 360° COVERAGE OF CHG around the catheter’s insertion site in a porcine model.7,10^

Removing Tegaderm CHG dressing from a catheter after ≥5 days requires approximately TWICE AS MUCH FORCE AS REMOVING A TRANSPARENT DRESSING ALONE (such as would be used to secure BIOPATCH to the skin), according to ex vivo testing.11

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Independent Endorsements  

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A Class B recommendation to “Consider the use of a chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge dressing in adult patients with a central venous catheter as a strategy to reduce catheter related bloodstream infection.”13

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BIOPATCH was identified as 1 of 108 innovations that has the potential to make a real difference by transforming both quality and value across the NHS.14