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  • 9/18/14 4:39 pm CDT

    In addition, 3M’s Molecular Detection Assay Listeria earns AOAC PTM approval extension for food and environmental matrices

    3M Food Safety announced today that its 3Mä Molecular Detection Assay Listeria monocytogenes has been approved by the AOAC® Performance Tested MethodsSM program (Certification #051401). The approval certifies that the test kit, which helps food processors and other parties quickly and accurately detect Listeria monocytogenes, is now considered equivalent or better than standard reference methods for select food matrices by the international organization. The assay provides rapid results in asmore...
  • 9/18/14 12:42 pm CDT

    Makers from West Jordan, Utah, Kingsport, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., Each Win $5,000 for Amazing Tape Creations

    Twittercue: 3 grand prize winners awarded $5k each in @ScotchProducts #makeamazingcontest. #tapeart #craft #DIY http://bit.ly/1DlMhqZ

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leisha Kelsey from West Jordan, Utah, Phillip Roberts from Kingsport, Tennessee, and Matthew Buckley from Washington, D.C., were each named grand prize winners and awarded $5,000 in the Scotch Make Amazing Contest. Scotch Brand from 3M and contest judge Brit Morin – maker, CEO and founder of Brit + Co. – were impressed with the three winners’ tape creations including a geometric sculpture, children’s play nook and puzzle. “Imore...
  • 9/12/14 3:15 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: Citi 2014 Industrials Conference in Boston, Mass., on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at 12:50 p.m. EDT. Third-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 8 a.m. CDT. The live webcast, news release and supporting slide presentation will be availablemore...
  • 9/9/14 8:33 am CDT

    Five new studies prove clinical efficacy in reducing the risk of surgical site infections.

    In 2010, 3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic was launched to help address the rising concern about surgical site infections (SSI) caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). During the last three years, a growing body of evidence has proven the positive outcomes of utilizing this intervention as part of preoperative nasal preparation to reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI). “At the time of launch, clinical studies had shownmore...
  • 9/8/14 7:01 am CDT

    Smaller closures meet industry need for simple, reusable and reliable weatherproofing closures

    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Super Mobility Week (Booth #2644) – 3M Communication Markets Division today announced two new Slim Lock Closures for wireless weatherproofing of smaller RF connections at the cell site. The 3M™ Slim Lock Mini and the 3M™ Slim Lock Nano join the 3M™ Slim Lock Classic, creating a family of varying sizes for wireless weatherproofing needs. The closures offer a re-enterable weatherproofing solution that installs in less than a minute using just onemore...
  • 9/3/14 2:55 pm CDT

    Filtrete™ Healthy Living Air Filters Shown to Be Effective and Economical Choice For Capturing Common Airborne Asthma & Allergy Triggers In the Home

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 25 million Americans, including many children, suffer from asthma and allergies, causing them to miss work or school and costing millions of dollars in healthcare expenses1. To help reduce exposure to allergy and asthma triggers, many patients implement lifestyle changes, such as washing bedding frequently, using hypo-allergenic pillow cases and HEPA vacuum cleaners, and using high-efficiency air filters in forced heating and coolingmore...
  • 9/2/14 3:59 pm CDT

    Project HOPE, MAP International and Direct Relief International  to distribute 3M respirators in West Africa

    3M, one of the largest suppliers of personal protection equipment, has donated nearly 1 million respirators to help doctors and aid workers contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease. Project HOPE, MAP International, and Direct Relief International will distribute 3M’s NIOSH-approved N95 respirators to workers in Sierra Leone and surrounding areas. “Respirators can be an important component in the fight against Ebola,” said Oyebode A. Taiwo, M.D., M.P.H. Global Medical Director at 3Mmore...
  • 8/31/14 7:26 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced that it has completed its acquisition, through Sumitomo 3M Ltd., of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.’s 25 percent interest in Sumitomo 3M Ltd. for 90 billion Japanese Yen (approximately $865 million at current exchange rates). 3M is now the sole owner and the business will be known as 3M Japan Ltd. Sumitomo 3M Ltd. was established in 1961 as a joint venture between 3M, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. and NEC Corp.more...
  • 8/26/14 9:19 am CDT

    3M’s devices and dressings aid in patient safety, facilitate cost efficiencies

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (August 26, 2014) – 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions today announces that it has reached a group purchasing agreement with health care alliance company Premier, Inc. for multiple catheter securement and stability products. In a move aimed at bringing greater economic efficiencies to Premier’s more than 100,000 health care provider members, the new agreement allows them to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier. The purchasing contractmore...
  • 8/25/14 10:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the 2014 Greater Twin Cities United Way annual fund moving full-steam ahead, the state’s largest non-governmental funder is already teeing-up for 2015. Today, 3M and Greater Twin Cities United Way announce that next year’s local campaign will be led by Inge Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer. “3M shares with United Way the same commitment to changing lives and saving lives,” said Thulin. “Giving back ismore...