Quadex Labs launches professional-grade cold sore treatment

Oct. 19, 2012
Viroxyn Professional Use introduced to oral health-care industry at ADA annual session.

SAN FRANCISCO, California--Quadex Labs, a health-care research and product development company, has announced release of Viroxyn Professional Use, a single-application cold sore product available through health-care professionals.

The patented no-touch system contains 7.5% benzocaine to numb the site of the cold sore, making it possible to address the virus. This starts the healing process, and provides the best clinical outcome per dose of any prescription or over-the-counter cold sore medication.

“Patients are increasingly turning to their dentists for overall healthcare issues," Neil Romano, president and CEO of Quadex Labs, said.

"And cold sores are not a trivial issue, whether it is because of appearance, pain, or the possibility of contagion. Dentists are the most likely to see cold sores, and now they have a guaranteed, effective treatment that returns their patients to their normal lifestyle in a dramatically reduced period of time.”

Viroxyn is listed as a standard of care in many dental journals, including the Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry and the Journal for Practical Hygiene. According to a study in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, the current top-selling OTC medication reduces cold sore healing time by only one day.

The average cold sore lasts 10 to 12 days. When used properly, Viroxyn Professional Use heals the cold sore in only three days, while mitigating future outbreaks with early use.

In addition to providing pain relief within an hour for most patients, Viroxyn Professional Use helps prevent the spread of the dangerous HSV-1 virus. The patented system allows dental professionals or patients to treat the cold sore without ever touching the affected area.

The patented application system combines a local anesthetic to numb the cold sore, making it possible to address the cold more aggressively. A micro-brush is then used to sluff off dead skin, allowing the anti-viral agent to attack the virus more directly.

Key benefits include:

• Immediate Pain Relief: The 7.5% benzocaine anesthetic quickly numbs the site, making it possible to address the cold sore itself.

• Faster Healing Time: Viroxyn Professional Use utilizes a pharmacology that acts to disrupt the lipid envelope of the cold sore and effectively deliver the active ingredient directly to the site of the virus.

• Complete Protection: The no-touch treatment helps prevents disease transmission and exposure to HSV-1 for both patient and practitioner.

“Time is a valued asset. A cold sore can be debilitating, causing intense pain and disfigurement that disrupts a person’s daily routine for up to two weeks,” Steve Anderson, founder and president of the Total Patient Service Institute, said.

“Viroxyn Professional Use gives patients back time they would have lost. Getting patients back to the day-to-day means less appointment cancellations, which disrupt practice schedules and revenue flow.”

Visit Viroxyn Professional Use during the 2012 ADA annual session at Booth #5464. To place an order, call (866) 200-1232, or visit www.viroxynpro.com.

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