3M launches Avagard surgical scrub

Avagard, a a dry surgical scrub is the only FDA, and NDA approved waterless surgical scrub


3M recently announced the launch of Avagard, considered the world's first and only FDA, NDA approved waterless surgical scrub. It contains 1 percent chlorhexidine gluconate and 61 percent W/W Ethyl alcohol. 3M has used chlorhexidine in the combination for Avagard as it is a superior antiseptic compared to betadine.

Another significant feature of Avagard is that it contains moisturizing cream which protects the skin from dryness resulting from repeated scrubbing. Avagard is a dry surgical scrub which does not require water, unlike conventional handscrubs which involve continuous flow of water for 3-5 minutes.

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