Method and device for inhibiting HIV, hepatitis B and other viruses and germs when using a catheter in a medical environment

Publication Date

October 9, 1996

Patent Number

US5344411A

Abstract

Germicidal compositions containing iodine compounds with formulae I and II, where n is a whole number and R is a decylenic group. These compositions may include other chemical compounds which have a sterilizing and disinfecting function and which synergize and improve the activity of said compounds I and II. Said compounds I and II can be obtained from their corresponding chlorides by addition of metalic iodine, thus provoking the shifting of chlorine by iodine. These germicidal compositions can be used for preventing infections in hospitals as well as in the food canning, pharmaceutical and other related industries.

Method and device for inhibiting HIV, hepatitis B and other viruses and germs when using a catheter in a medical environment