Arizant expands 3M’s infection prevention offerings and will help to drive growth internationally, as patient warming is a strategic adjacency for 3M and integral to infection prevention.

Arizant said that its products help to maintain normal body temperature (normothermia) in more than 20 million surgical patients annually as part of an effort to help prevent surgical site infections and other serious complications associated with surgical hypothermia.

3M claims that its infection prevention business helps hospitals reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and its wide variety of products and systems for controlling the risk of infection includes applications for sterilization and monitoring, hand hygiene, perioperative preps and surgical drapes.