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The Antimicrobial Catheter Lock System

Lock solutions in parenteral nutrition

Central venous access is needed for the supply of the nutrient solution in the field of parenteral nutrition. Residual nutrient solution promotes the development of a biofilm and increases the risk of catheter infections. Moreover, contact with blood, in particular at the tip of the catheter, increases the risk of catheter occlusion and ensuing reduced patency.

Accordingly, lock solutions must meet the following requirements:

TauroLock™ lock solutions offer broad and effective infection protection and have reliable anticoagulant properties. The ingredients are recommended in current guidelines with a view to efficacy and safety (S3-guideline of the DGEM, DGOH, ERBP, Hygiene Guideline, KDOQI, FDA).

In parenteral nutrition, the following is used predominantly: