ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded 3M
Health Care a two-year Enterprise Incentive Agreement (EIA) to provide
3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes to all DoD medical treatment facilities in
the United States, Europe and the Pacific region. The agreement was made
effective on May 1, 2012.
“3M Littmann Stethoscopes are internationally recognized as the gold
standard for stethoscopes. We are proud to have been selected as the
exclusive provider for all DoD medical facilities worldwide,” said
Melanie Zahler, director of strategic accounts at 3M. “The mark of
quality, Littmann stethoscopes provide precision, excellent acoustics,
innovative design and overall exceptional performance.”
3M has been a leader in auscultation technology (listening to internal
sounds of the body) since the 1960s. Today, Littmann stethoscopes are
internationally recognized as the gold standard for stethoscopes. Many
of the newest models incorporate advanced 3M technologies, such as
ambient noise reduction and wireless connectivity that enables other
clinicians to hear the sounds remotely. The DoD agreement will include
all 3M Littmann Stethoscopes including electronic stethoscope models.
3M Littmann Stethoscopes also offer valuable auscultation training and a
body sounds library through the 3M™ Littmann® Learning Institute.
About 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes
3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes is a global leader in auscultation technology
– providing innovative solutions to improve patient care. Littmann
stethoscopes are trusted worldwide for precision, acoustical
superiority, reliable design and exceptional performance, helping
clinicians detect difficult-to-hear body sounds and advance patient
care. As part of the 3M Infection Prevention Division, Littmann®
Stethoscopes, with its system of people, products and processes, remains
a trusted partner committed to helping healthcare personnel improve the
ease of detecting difficult to hear body sounds and ultimately, improve
For more information on 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes, please visit www.littmann.com/us.
About 3M Health Care
3M Health Care offers solutions in the medical, oral care, drug
delivery, food safety and health information markets. We have an
unparalleled ability to connect people, insights, science and technology
to think beyond today, solve problems, and make better health possible.
Our culture of collaboration empowers us to discover and deliver
practical, proven solutions that enable our customers to protect and
improve the health of people around the world. Learn more at 3M
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