Schülke India, the 100 per cent subsidiary of the French group Air Liquide that specialises in infection control products, hygiene, disinfection and preservation, recently celebrated 25 successful years of its infection prevention brand Microshield in India.
Alexander Mueller, the company’s General Manager for Asia Pacific, said, “India is a strategic market for Schülke. We will continue to further develop the strong Microshield brand in India and we are committed to add value to our customers, whether it is through products or through services.”
He also praised the Schülke India team, saying that “customers can expect from Schülke innovative hygiene solutions from experts – for experts!”.
Underlining the importance of the Indian market for Schülke, the company also launched a state-of-the-art molecule called Octenidine which is a result of the company’s investment and commitment to R&D, a company statement said.
Due to its excellent antimicrobial efficacy and tissue compatibility, Octenidine may be used for different topical applications applicationsin the field of infection prevention or product contamination in the form of drugs, medical devices and cosmetic products, where fast action and a long lasting effect are required.
Schülke currently has some products based on Octenidine available in India like Octenisan Wash Lotion, Octenisan Wash Mitts and Octenidol Mouthwash. The company plans to launch more products in the near future to reach out to more patients.
According to the World Health Organisation, hands are a major source that lead to the spreading of hospital acquired infections. The world body published guidelines on hand hygiene in health care in 2009.