Shelf Stability

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The patented and proprietary manufacturing process of the original Microcyn® Technology guarantees that each and every batch of Microcyn® hypochlorous acid is consistently safe and stable, always within our strict manufacturing specifications. Not all HOCl solutions can make this claim. In fact, some HOCl irrigants can actually inhibit wound healing and harm mammalian cells due to their cytotoxicity and inability to maintain control over free available chlorine (FAC) levels.

Because of poor stability, competitive hypochlorous acid products are generated at very high concentrations of HOCl to assure product preservation over their shelf lives. The concentration of HOCl in these products, therefore, varies significantly depending on product age. The initial elevated level of HOCl in Brand V is necessary to assure that some free available chlorine is available at the end of that product’s shelf life. It is also indicative of a product that likely has cytotoxic tendencies towards human cells.

Both Microcyn® and Brand V HOCl formulations were scientifically tested to determine levels of FAC at time of manufacture and over the shelf life of the products.

The following chart demonstrates the level of degradation of the Brand V 500 mL product over a 240-day period as compared to the Microcyn® 500 mL product.

As is shown in the chart, Brand V degrades at seven times the rate of Microcyn®. As a result, Brand V is required to manufacture an HOCl product at a relatively high and cytotoxic “free available chlorine” level of 300 parts per million, just to secure a minimal level of shelf life.

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