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  • 9/29/14 1:08 pm CDT

    Increased Use of GPS Monitoring Expected to Help Create Safer Communities

    3M announced today that it has signed a contract with the Department of Corrections in New Zealand to provide electronic monitoring services across the full range of sentences under the Department’s oversight.  Currently, there are in excess of 3,500 offenders and defendants being monitored electronically within New Zealand across a range of programs including; home detention, electronic bail, community detention and GPS monitoring. “This is a significant contract, lasting until the endmore...
  • 9/25/14 1:00 pm CDT

    First-of-its-kind digital tool captures up to fifty Post-it Notes at once and makes them easy to organize and share, helping great ideas move forward from start to finish

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Post-it Brand from 3M, the innovation company known for its culture of creative collaboration and never-ending stream of powerful technologies, unveils the Post-it Plus App, a new tool that takes the output of Post-it Note collaboration sessions and instantly takes them into the digital world to keep team momentum going. The Post-it Plus App captures up to fifty Post-it Notes at once from a collaboration session and digitizes them, allowingmore...
  • 9/25/14 11:24 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UCLA’s Alison Lee had sketched out a fairly low-key summer of amateur golf and a few classes. Then famed golfer Annika Sorenstam came calling. Lee’s athletic idol was on the phone with exciting news: Lee would be the inaugural recipient of the ANNIKA Award, honoring the nation’s best female college golfer. On Sunday, Sept. 28, Sorenstam will present the award to Lee during a gala dinner in Orlando, Fla. 3M is sponsoring thismore...
  • 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...