Antimicrobial Catheter Lock System to provide patency and infection control
TauroLock™ catheter lock solutions do not contain antibiotics and were developed for prophylactic use. They reduce catheter related infections significantly (~ 90%).
The combination of citrate (4%) with (cyclo)-taurolidine and heparin/urokinase has excellent anticoagulative and antimicrobial properties also against resistant microorganisms like MRSA und VRE.
Therefore TauroLock™ is recommended in different guidelines (see ref. A.) such as the Hygiene Guidelines completing the German Dialysis Standard, the evidence-based recommendations of the German Society for Paediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH) and the hygiene guidelines of the University of Bonn (Germany).
The TauroLock™ Catheter Lock System contains a threefold prophylaxis against occlusion in the catheter: All locking solutions contain 4% citrate as anticoagulant. This concentration removes calcium safely and effectively from the clotting cascade.