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The dual antiseptic formulation of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) plus 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) in the BD ChloraPrep™ Patient Preoperative Skin Preparation with Sterile Solution™ is shown to kill bacteria more effectively than single agents, providing immediate and persistent activity¹,²,³
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