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  • 4/4/03 12:11 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has acquired GuardiaNet Systems Inc., a leading software company serving the public library market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GuardiaNet's software and hardware manages access and collects fees for the use of library resources such as computers, printers, copiers, audiovisual equipment and meeting rooms, also known as shared public resource management. "This acquisition enhancesmore...
  • 3/26/03 7:59 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled against 3M yesterday in a federal antitrust claim brought in 1997 by LePage's Inc., a transparent tape competitor of 3M. 3M intends to petition the United States Supreme Court to review the Third Circuit's ruling. LePage's claim focused on specific rebate programs involving transparent tape and other products. 3M discontinued such programs more than three years ago.more...
  • 3/21/03 10:48 am CST

    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses conference

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Care now offers the only surgical clipper on the market with a fixed disposable blade assembly that can be operated by either rechargeable battery or electrical cord. The company will introduce the new product at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) conference next week in Chicago, Ill. The versatile 3M surgical clipper is the first surgical clipper for full body and head hair removal that offersmore...
  • 3/18/03 10:32 am CST
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--"Electrical Performance Advantages of Ultrathin Dielectric Materials Used for Power-Ground Cores in High-Speed, Multilayer Printed Circuit Boards" will be presented at IPC Printed Circuits Expo 2003 by Joel Peiffer, engineering specialist with the 3M Organic Materials Technology Center. Peiffer co-authored the paper with Bob Greenlee of Merix Corp. and Istvan Novak of Sun Microsystems. The electrical performance improvements, as well as themore...
  • 3/3/03 8:51 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Automotive Division's 3M solar reflecting film was named one of the winners of the 2003 PACE Award. The announcement was made last night (March 2) during a banquet at the Detroit Opera House. The PACE -- Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contributions to Excellence -- Award is co-sponsored by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and the Automotive News. Twenty-two finalists and their guests attended the awards banquet to learn who among themmore...
  • 3/3/03 8:04 am CST

    - Company on Track for Mid-Year FDA Submission -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced positive clinical results in pivotal Phase III studies of Aldara (imiquimod) Cream, 5%, an immune response modifier (IRM), for multiple actinic keratoses (AK) and superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC). These potentially serious skin conditions are a direct result of cumulative sun exposure. In the AK trials, the median percent reduction in the number of AK lesions counted at baseline was 83 percent in the Aldaramore...
  • 2/25/03 1:59 pm CST
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems Division and Premier Inc. today announced a strategic agreement to market 3M's DRG Assurance consulting, assessment and documentation improvement services in conjunction with Premier's Perspective Online, the healthcare industry's most comprehensive and scalable comparative provider performance database. These product solutions for improving clinical performance will be offered to Premier's nationwide alliance ofmore...
  • 2/24/03 6:21 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following today's joint announcement by Eli Lilly and Company and 3M to suspend clinical trials of resiquimod, an investigational Immune Response Modifier (IRM) compound for the treatment of genital herpes, 3M said it will continue to support Lilly in evaluating the molecule for this indication. "We are working closely with Lilly to understand the relationship between the Phase III trial results and the more positive results seenmore...
  • 2/11/03 3:30 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that 3M Innovative Properties Co. and 3M Korea, both wholly owned subsidiaries, have filed a patent infringement suit in Korean Seoul District Court seeking a preliminary injunction against Shinwa Opla. The suit alleges that Shinwa's activities in Korea relating to distribution of an optical film produced by Taiwan-based E-Fun, and intended for use in liquid crystal displays, constitutes infringement of 3M's patentmore...
  • 2/10/03 5:14 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced it will increase its quarterly dividend on 3M common stock by 4 cents per share, or 6.5 percent, to 66 cents per share. At this time last year, the company increased the quarterly dividend by 2 cents per share, or 3.3 percent. The dividend is payable March 12 to shareholders of record on Feb. 21. "3M has a long history of offering shareholders an attractive return on their investment," said W. Jamesmore...