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    Medical advancements certainly continue at a rapid pace. A 2015 analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that the United States alone contributes $117 billion annually toward medical research, including public and private sources. That is a lot of innovation, yet certain products stick whereas others do not. 

    For more than 50 years 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Skin Closures are one example of a product that has illustrated long-lasting, proven innovation. Learn how our skin adhesive closures offer cost-saving, non-invasive and sterile skin closures to meet your wound closure needs. 


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  • skin closure strips

    3M™ Steri-Strip™ Skin Closures are versatile adhesive bandage strips used to close small wounds. All Steri-Strip Closures are breathable and sterile; they increase tensile strength of the wound, and lead to less tissue trauma and better cosmetic outcomes compared to sutures and staples1.

    1. Pepicello J, Yavorek H; Five year experience with tape closure of abdominal wounds. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1989, 169(4); 310-314.


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  • surgical site infections

    Stopping infections before they start is a big part of your job. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the second most-common hospital-acquired infection (HAI) accounting for 20% of all HAIs among hospitalized patients1, and costing up to $29,000 depending on the pathogen and procedure2. As you are looking for untapped potential for infection control, consider using 3M™ Steri- Strip™ Skin Closures which may help reduce the risk of infection as compared to sutures and staples.3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

     Learn more about SSIs in the U.S. (PDF, 1.13 MB)

    1. Klevens RM, Edwards JR, et al. Estimating health-care associated infections and deaths in U.S. hospitals, 2002. Public Health Reports 2007;122:160-166.
    2. Surgical Site Infection Toolkit, Berrio-Torres, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Products, 2009.
    3. Hirshman HP, Schuman DJ, Kajiyama G: Penetration of staphylococcus aureus into sutured wounds. J Ortho Res, 2:269-271, 1984.
    4. Pepicello J, Yavorek H: Five year experience with tape closure of abdominal wounds. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1989, 169(4); 310-314.


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