Singapore, 07 April 2020: Mundipharma has donated supplies of its BETADINE® range of products to hospitals in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to support the efforts of healthcare professionals amidst the outbreak.
The BETADINE® antiseptic range of products contain Povidone-Iodine as the active ingredient. Past laboratory studies indicate that Povidone-Iodine is highly effective against a wide range of viruses such as those which cause SARS and MERS. Povidone-Iodine has also demonstrated broad virucidal efficacy against Ebola virus, Norovirus and influenza virus in several in-vitro studies. Mundipharma is currently evaluating every possibility to test the efficacy of Povidone-Iodine against the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease.
The BETADINE® antiseptic range of products containing Povidone-Iodine has been trusted by hospitals around the world for over 60 years to prevent and treat infections.
“The escalating severity of the COVID-19 and the
dynamically changing conditions are presenting the world with new challenges”,
said Mundipharma CEO, Raman Singh.
“Our thoughts and hearts go out to those who are
affected by this outbreak and we are grateful to the many healthcare workers
and all who are on the front line working tirelessly to contain this virus so
that we can be safe and resume our normal daily lives as soon as possible.”
“The donation of BETADINE® products is
wholly consistent with our mission and commitment to improving the health and
quality of life of the human race everywhere, even in the most extreme
circumstances such as these and emphasizes our focus on caring for those most
in need,” he added.
Mundipharma’s independent associated companies are privately owned entities covering the world’s pharmaceutical markets. Mundipharma is a prime example of a company that consistently delivers high-quality products while standing by the values that represent the company. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer and non-cancer pain and to substantially improve their quality of life. Mundipharma is dedicated to bringing to patients with severe and debilitating diseases the benefit of novel treatment options in fields such as pain, oncology, oncology supportive care, ophthalmology, respiratory disease and consumer healthcare.