Century Pharmaceuticals

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Century Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufactures Dakin's Solution, for the treatment of chronic wounds. Dakin's is a topical, broad spectrum antimicrobial, effective against MRSA, Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Century modified Dr. Henry Dakin's original formula, making it stable for 12+ months.

The term "Full Strength" refers to the highest concentration of sodium hypochlorite tolerable to the skin, which is 0.50%. As a result, a solution containing sodium hypochlorite 0.50% is known in the industry as "Full Strength". Likewise, "Half Strength" contains sodium hypochlorite 0.25%, and "Quarter Strength" contains 0.125%.

Diluted Dakin's Solution (Di-Dak-Sol) contains 0.0125% sodium hypochlorite; one-tenth the concentration of Quarter Strength.

The company was founded in 1966, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

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