3M Introduces Effective, Affordable 3M Tegaderm Ag Mesh Dressing with Silver

- New Product Builds on the Trusted Tegaderm Line of Products -

3M today announced the launch of 3M Tegaderm Ag Mesh Dressing with Silver, a new wound care product with fast-acting, long-lasting antimicrobial barrier effectiveness against a wide range of microbes, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and VRE(a).

Versatile Tegaderm Ag Mesh Dressing is a familiar, gauze-like porous material, which may be used as a primary dressing with absorbent wound fillers, or packed into tunnels or undermined areas. It's safe - noncytotoxic and nonirritating with no to minimal skin staining, and easy to use - conformable and soft, easy to cut and requires no premoistening on draining wounds.

"Tegaderm Ag Mesh Dressing with Silver is the latest innovation in the Tegaderm line of wound care products, and we're pleased to offer it as an affordable and effective addition to our family of medical products," said Patricia Oatman, 3M marketing manager.

Cost-effective Tegaderm Ag Mesh dressing provides a seven-day antimicrobial barrier for a variety of wounds, especially those that have stalled or are slow to heal, including: pressure, venous and neuropathic (diabetic) ulcers, surgical wounds, second degree burns, traumatic wounds, donor sites and abrasions. It is available in five sizes from 2 x 2 inches to 16 x 16 inches.

For more information about Tegaderm Ag Mesh dressing, visit www.3M.com/Tegaderm or call (800) 228-3957.

(a) Based on in vitro studies.

About 3M Health Care

Since inventing incise antimicrobial surgical drapes more than 30 years ago, 3M has been a worldwide leader in developing health care products and services that address infection control. 3M Health Care is dedicated to improving the practice, delivery and outcome of patient care. 3M Health Care is a leading provider of solutions for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, health information systems and personal care markets. Key brands from the 3M Medical Division include: Tegaderm, Steri-Strip, Red Dot, Littman, Micropore, Attest and Ioban.

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Cohn & WolfeMelinda Burdette, 312-596-2909melinda_burdette@cohnwolfe.com

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