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3M offers a variety of products used in the surgical suite - tissue adhesive for declaws and minor wound closure, surgical staplers, drapes and masks.

Detailed Product Information:

3M™ Vetbond™ Tissue Adhesive

3M Vetbond tissue adhesive is a valuable asset in the clinic. The adhesive is easy to apply and polymerizes in seconds to bind wound edges together.

  • Strong bond
  • Minimizes tissue trauma
  • Reduces need for local analgesia
  • Binds wound edges quickly
  • Four applicator tips included in each box


3M™ Avagard™ (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% Solution and Ethyl Alcohol 61% w/w) Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic with Moisturizers



The brushless, scrubless, waterless way to prepare your hands for surgery or for use in exam rooms and in-between patients. It provides rapid antimicrobial kill of a broad spectrum of microorganisms, including antibiotic resistant strains, with greater than 99% microbial kill in 15 seconds (in vitro).

  • A superior alternative to traditional surgical hand scrub agents
  • Can be applied in a fraction of the time required to perform a traditional hand scrub
  • Fast-acting and effective
  • Destroys bacteria, not your skin
  • Uniquely formulated to be gentle to hands and maintain the skin's natural barrier function
  • Is proven safe and effective for daily use
  • FDA New Drug approved (NDA-21074) and surpasses FDA criteria for surgical scrub formulations at all measured time points
  • Compatible with latex and non-latex gloves


3M™ Precise™ Disposable Skin Staplers and Removers


3M Precise Skin Staplers and Removers provide the highest degree of performance, versatility and reliability.  Precise staplers and removers are convenient, easy to use, and disposable.

  • Quick, convenient and efficient
  • Easy to remove
  • Provides a more sterile environment for wound healing
  • Causes less scarring


3M™ Surgical Drapes

Surgical drapes are designed to establish a sterile field around the surgical site. 3M has several types of drapes:

  • 3M™ Steri-Drape™ Surgical Drape - general use drapes (incise) and specialty drapes.
  • 3M™ Ioban™ Antimicrobial Film - provides a sterile operative surface to the wound edge; also offers continuous antimicrobial activity that cannot be washed away during surgery.


3M™ Surgical Masks/Respirators

3M's expertise in non-woven filtration and coating technologies was key in designing a variety of surgical face masks and respirators to help meet your infection control and personal protection needs.

While surgical masks (molded and tie-on) have been used for years in the health care field to help reduce contamination caused by microorganisms exhaled from the mouth and nasopharynx, a new need for protection is developing because of use of laser electrocautery equipment and prophylactic dental care of animals. Using these tools can cause bacteria, aerosolized blood and body fluids to be atomized into the air which can be a potential source of respiratory disease.

Respirators provide the wearer with respiratory protection from defined airborne hazards that can result from exposure to harmful air contaminants.

  • 3M™ 1800+ Aseptex™ Fluid Resistant Molded Mask - molded, fluid resistant, >96% bacterial filtration efficiency
  • 3M™ 1818 Tie-on Surgical Mask - fluid resistant, >99% BFE and 95% filter efficiency of 0.1 micron particles
  • 3M™ 1860/1860S Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator & Surgical Mask - fluid resistant, >99% BFE against wearer-generated microorganisms, designed to filter certain airborne particles (size range of 0.1 to >10.0 microns)