Pertinax Pharma Ltd

Pertinax is a patent-protected, sustained release technology for chlorhexidine, a common antiseptic. It can be used as a filler component of materials for biomedical and other applications, as a component of topical agents, and as a coating for medical devices. Pertinax confers controllably sustained antimicrobial efficacy on the material or device which, depending on the application, can be formulated to persist for weeks, months or years. In this way, Pertinax overcomes the major shortcoming of most current formulations of chlorhexidine, namely their short duration of antimicrobial activity.