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  • 9/22/16 8:00 am CDT

    3M Donation Will Support Give Kids A Smile ® Volunteers Placing 400,000+ Sealants in 2017

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ADA Foundation and 3M today announced that 3M will donate 3,000 introductory sealant kits to the ADA Foundation for use during the 2017 Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program. The donation, which has an estimated fair market value of $250,000, will help Give Kids A Smile volunteers place more than 400,000 sealants on underserved kids’ teeth in 2017. “In our collaborations with oral health professionals around the world, we see themore...
  • 9/20/16 10:01 am CDT

    New facial recognition software from 3M helps improve accuracy and provides real-time alerts

    ST. PAUL‚ Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recognizing faces in a crowd takes diligence and identifying each one correctly takes advanced technology. In order to support public and private security teams tasked with keeping individuals safe, 3M introduces 3MTM Live Face Identification System. A facial recognition system that is both extremely scalable and easily configurable, 3M Live Face Identification System uses live video to match identities in real time. The systemmore...
  • 9/8/16 7:25 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its temporary protective films business to Pregis LLC. 3M’s temporary protective films business is a provider of adhesive-backed temporary protective films used in a broad range of industries, including automotive, appliance, metalworking, building and construction. The business has annual global sales of approximately $50 million. “Aftermore...
  • 9/6/16 11:21 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has acquired Semfinder, a Switzerland-based medical coding technology company. Semfinder is a leading developer of precise semantic coding of medical services. The acquisition of Semfinder provides important new coding technology that will enable 3M to accelerate the availability of its 3M 360 Encompass System in countries adopting electronic medical records. “This acquisition builds upon 3M’smore...
  • 8/30/16 11:25 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: Morgan Stanley 4 th Annual Laguna Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at 10 a.m. PDT. Third-quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at 8 a.m. CDT. The earnings call can be accessed at (800) 762-2596more...
  • 8/30/16 8:15 am CDT

    Comprehensive 3M grouping methodology will be leveraged in Cerner’s HealtheIntent

    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems today announced an agreement with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to use 3M Patient-focused Episodes Software with Cerner’s HealtheIntent℠ population health management platform. Providers will be able to view the landscape of a patient’s documented conditions to help define an episode of care, while analyzing costs and expected resource use. The conventional approach to defining anmore...
  • 8/10/16 9:00 am CDT

    Experiments conducted in eight countries reveal high risk of low-tech hacking methods

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organizations around the world are at risk of sharing highly sensitive information through visual hacking in business office environments. This risk was revealed in the 2016 Global Visual Hacking Experiment, an expansion of the 2015 Visual Hacking Experiment conducted in the United States by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by 3M Company. The global study included trials in China, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea and the Unitedmore...
  • 8/9/16 5:26 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.11 per share for the third quarter of 2016, which is payable Sept. 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 19, 2016. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption since 1916. “A hallmark of our company’s long history of success is the ability to consistently invest to grow our businesses and tomore...
  • 8/8/16 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johnson Matthey and 3M have entered into a patent license agreement that aims at further expanding the use of Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications. Under the agreement, 3M grants Johnson Matthey a license to US6964828, US7078128, US8241791, US8685565 and all global equivalents thereof, and to US6660432 and all global equivalents thereof. The cathode compositions composed ofmore...
  • 8/4/16 10:29 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M issued the following statement today from Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer on the passing of Lewis W. Lehr, former 3M chairman and chief executive officer: “Lew Lehr was a visionary who helped build 3M into the enterprise we are today. Over a 39-year career, during which he rose from an engineer to chairman and CEO, Lew pioneered 3M’s move into the health care industry, strengthened our R&Dmore...