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  • 5/5/03 8:30 am CDT

    - First Immune Response Modifier to Seek Indication to Treat Common Precursor to Skin Cancer -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that the company has submitted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Aldara cream, an immune response modifier (IRM), for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK). AK is a common, potentially serious skin condition affecting as many as 10 million Americans each year. Aldara, currently the leading prescription treatment for external genital and perianal warts, ismore...
  • 5/2/03 9:01 am CDT

    - Self-Diagnosis Delays Appropriate Diagnosis and Treatment -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affecting millions of American women every day, bacterial vaginosis (BV) is more common than yeast infections, but often remains unrecognized and significantly under-diagnosed. In fact, a recent national survey, conducted just in time for Women's Health Week (May 11-17) by Harris Interactive, shows that nearly two-thirds of respondents did not know the most common type of vaginal infection. The treatment of vaginal infections is the No. 1 reasonmore...
  • 4/29/03 7:09 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Telecom Enterprise Department has joined Extreme Networks Inc.'s (Nasdaq:EXTR) "Go Purple" Extreme Solution Partners Program. 3M will provide fiber and copper connectors, cables and unmanaged switches for local area and campus networks that complement Extreme Networks' family of high-performance Ethernet switching solutions. The "Go Purple" Extreme Solution Partners Program allows member companies to offer solutions with anmore...
  • 4/21/03 6:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced its sales and earnings results for first quarter 2003. The company reported net income of $502 million, or $1.27 per share, versus $452 million, or $1.14 per share, in the first quarter of 2002. Excluding special items(a), 3M earned $1.42 per share, up 15.4 percent from $1.23 per share in last year's first quarter. Net income, excluding special items(a), was $560 million versus $487 million in themore...
  • 4/10/03 1:35 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 24 million Americans are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV)(1), the virus that can cause one of the most common, yet least recognized, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) known as external genital warts (EGWs), according to United States health experts. In fact, nearly three out of four Americans will be infected with HPV in their lifetime.(2) According to a recent nationwide survey of adults ages 18-40, conducted by Harrismore...
  • 4/7/03 1:00 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that Michael L. Eskew, 53, Chairman and CEO, UPS, has been elected to 3M's Board of Directors. Eskew has been appointed to serve on the Board's Audit and Public Issues Committees. He became Chairman and CEO of UPS in January 2002. Prior to his current position, Eskew served as vice chairman and executive vice president. He joined the company in 1972 and has been a member of the UPS Board of Directorsmore...
  • 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...