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New Portfolio of 3M Medical Assembly Products Provides Innovations for a Changing Regulatory Environment

Solutions for bonding, fastening, attaching and identification withstand cleaning, disinfection and sterilization

Monday, February 11, 2013 10:17 am CST

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ST. PAUL, Minn.

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"Medical Design Solutions for Medical Device Assembly"

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announces a new portfolio of medical design products created to meet the industry’s changing regulatory requirements. 3M Medical Assembly Solutions give medical design professionals reliable tools for bonding, fastening, attaching and identification. In addition to providing the outstanding performance that users have come to expect from 3M products, these solutions have also been tested and proven to be stable through protocols for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization.

The industry’s shift toward design for reusable medical devices is demanding an increased focus on sterilization between uses. 3M’s solutions give medical device OEMs a broad portfolio of products—including adhesives, bonding tapes, adhesive transfer tapes, reclosable fasteners, label materials, and more—that are able to withstand the sterilization methods outlined by industry requirements. With solutions engineered for a range of medical products, 3M is bringing its expertise in health care, regulatory compliance and manufacturing to the medical design community. The company’s global presence and long track record as an innovative provider of adhesives and components for health care manufacturers have already made it a trusted partner to medical design companies around the world.

“We are proud to be industry leaders in aligning a portfolio to meet these requirements for reusable medical devices,” said Tim Dwyer, OEM medical device business manager, 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division. “With comprehensive offerings in bonding, fastening, attaching and identification, we can help medical design professionals confidently create products that will meet the industry’s high standards.”

Representatives of 3M Medical Design Solutions will be available to answer questions and inform visitors about the new portfolio at MD&M West, Feb. 12-14 in Anaheim, Calif. 3M Medical Design Solutions will be located at booth 3119. Additionally, Rebecca Johnson, technology solutions manager for the 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, will present an Innovation Brief, entitled “Medical Design Solutions for Medical Device Assembly,” at the show on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m. at booth 637.

For more information, visit 3M.com/Medical.

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Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
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Connie Thompson, 651-733-8914
3M Public Relations & Corporate Communications
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