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Help prevent surgical site infection with 3M Skin Preparation Products.

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major burden on healthcare systems, providers and patients.1 The commitment to increase patient safety and reduce the risk of infections is offered through 3M Skin Preparation Products.

Advantages of 3M™ SoluPrep™ Brand

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    • The first skin antiseptic authorized for professional healthcare use.2,3
    • Patient safety and the manufacture of high quality and safe products are a priority for 3M.4
    • Used by healthcare professionals over 1 billion times.5
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    • The Canadian market leader6 and available in a range of formats and formulations.
    • 3M Canada has developed state-of-the-art, validated analytical methods that are used for all antiseptic product testing.4
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    • Demonstrated efficacy (in vitro).3
    • Safety studies showed no irritation or sensitization when applied as directed.7
    • Microbial testing and quality assurance exceed regulatory requirements.4,8,9
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    • Demonstrates extended persistence.3,7

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  • 1. Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2016, February). Canadian Surgical Site Infection Prevention Audit Month - February 2016 - Recap Report. Retrieved March 9, 2020 from https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/ en/toolsResources/Documents/SSI%20Audit%202016_Recap%20Report%20EN.pdf
  • 2. As of January 1, 2019, in the Health Canada Drug Product Database, 2020/03.
  • 3. Health Canada Guidance Document: Human-Use Antiseptic Drugs, Ottawa, 2009/11/27.
  • 4. 3M Canada White Paper: Quality of 3M Canada Skin Antiseptic Drug Products 1805-11949 E, 2018.
  • 5,6. Based on 3M™ SoluPrep™ Brand sales data.
  • 7. 3M internal data on file.
  • 8. Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Guidelines — 2009 Ed. Version 2 (GUI-0001), March 4, 2011.
  • 9. USP <111> Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products: Acceptance Criteria for Pharmaceutical Use.
  • 10. 3M Study-05-011100.