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Surgical Drapes & Gowns

3M surgical drapes are impervious to liquid strikethrough which can help to reduce bacterial transfer and subsequent contamination of the surgical site.1

In addition, our range of surgical gowns offers both the wearer and patient protection and comfort. 3M's full range of Surgical Gowns are all compliant with EN13795.2

Incise Drapes

3M also supplies a range of incise drapes, including 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Drapes EZ. Ioban 2 antimicrobial drapes contain iodophor for sustained antimicrobial activity throughout a surgical procedure.3

The NHS NICE guidelines provide further information and recommendations on Surgical Site Infection.


1. Pathobiology of Inf. In prosthetic devices. Steve H Dougherty. Review of Infectious Diseases Vol 10, No 6, November 1988
2. BS EN13795:2011 Surgical Drapes. Gowns & clean air suits, used as medical devices for patients, clinical staff and equipment
3. An In vitro Time-kill Study to Compare the Antimicrobial Activity of Three Antimicrobial Surgical Incise Drapes by Chou Eyberg, Dan Morse, Linda Olson and Patrick Parks, 3M Corporation, St. Paul, MN, USA – Poster presented at Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2009.