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3M™ Steri-Strip™ Antimicrobial Skin Closures

3M™ Steri-Strip™ Antimicrobial Skin Closures offer wound closure support with adhesive containing iodophor, helping reduce the risk of surgical site infections for patients.


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• Iodophor adhesive has broad-spectrum activity against the most common pathogens causing surgical site infections
• Non-invasive design reduces scarring and the risk for infection, providing less tissue trauma and better cosmetic outcomes
• Excellent long term adhesion


3M™ Steri-Strip™ Antimicrobial Skin Closures are ideal for use where additional antimicrobial activity is desired or for wound support following early suture or staple removal.


Do not use on patients with known sensitivity to iodine.
Do not use where good adhesion cannot be obtained due to the presence of exudate, skin oils, moisture, or hair. 
Do not use on infected wounds. 
Do not use in high tension wounds which cannot be easily approximated with fingers or forceps

Warnings and Precautions

To reduce the risk of infection, do not reuse strips and dispose of unused strips.
As with all adhesive products applied to the skin, a small percentage of individuals may experience skin irritation or injury during wear or upon removal. 
Tension caused by post-operative edema, body/joint movement or applying skin closures under tension may cause skin injury, or loss of adhesion.
Use with adhesive adjuncts may cause skin injury.

Active Ingredients


How Supplied/Sizing
(1/4)"x3", (1/2)"x4", 1"x5".
Product features
cancel Absorbable
check_circle Adhesive
cancel Adjustable pressure
cancel Adjustable tension
check_circle Flexible
cancel Liquid agent
cancel No adjustment needed
cancel Not made w/ natural rubber latex
cancel Unidirectional tension/pressure
cancel Waterproof
Other features
cancel Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Mode of Use/Application

Clean and dry skin. Remove excess hair. If desired, apply a thin layer of 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Compound Benzoin Tincture to enhance skin closure adhesion. Approximate skin edges using fingers or forceps. Apply strip without tension using gentle, but firm pressure. Smooth from the center outward. Space strips approximately 1⁄8 inch (3 mm) apart. Additional closures may be applied parallel to the wound and approximately ½ inch (12 mm) from closure ends to improve adhesion. To remove: gently peel skin closure “low and slow”, towards the center of the incision, while supporting the skin.

Removal & Change Frequency

Gently peel skin closure "low and slow", towards the center of the incision, while supporting the skin. Removal is dependent on wound type and clinician discretion.   

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