2/19/15 10:05 am CST
Collaboration Enables Greater Energy and Cycle Life of Next Generation Silicon Alloy Lithium Battery Anodes
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced Thursday its investment in Nanoscale
Components Inc. The New Hampshire-based company is known for its
economical process designed to increase lithium content in lithium-ion
battery anodes. The investment will expand the adoption of 3M’s unique
silicon alloy anode into lithium-ion batteries.
“The combination of 3M’s expertise in battery materials science with
Nanoscale’s unique, patented process will help move the batterymore...
2/19/15 9:00 am CST
Acquisition Expands 3M’s Vascular Access Offerings
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to
acquire Ivera Medical Corp., a manufacturer of health care products that
disinfect and protect devices used for access into a patient’s
bloodstream. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The addition of Ivera will enhance 3M’s vascular access product
offerings at a time when health care facilities are looking for
cost-effective solutions that improve patientmore...
2/11/15 8:35 am CST
Introducing Vibrant New Post-it Note Color Palettes Inspired by Bold and Eccentric Global Destinations
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Post-it Brand from 3M introduces World of Color, a
line of nine new eye-catching Post-it® Note color palettes
inspired by bold and magnificent destinations around the world.
Showcasing the transformative power of color, the collections hone in on
color’s ability to trigger imagination, organize thoughts and foster
self-expression. The collection’s bright hues empower us to Move
to A World of Color, sparking unique ways to
2/11/15 5:44 am CST
Key international validations provide users confidence that a validated indicator test will perform with accuracy and consistency for quantifying yeast and mold in food and environmental samples
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today that its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and
Mold Count Plate has been validated by AOAC INTERNATIONAL as a First
Action Official Method of AnalysisSM (OMA method number
2014.05) for the detection of yeasts and molds within food products in
as little as 48 hours.
AOAC facilitates consensus and technical standards for the analytical
science communities. Food processor, university, government and contractmore...
2/5/15 8:00 am CST
3M and PIE Team Up to Change STEM Education
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scientists and engineers get to do some pretty cool things. They
challenge their brains to solve problems. They develop hands-on projects
to make new discoveries. They can change the world within the four walls
of their labs. So why not give students the chance to do so too?
That’s what Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) asked Ohio
educators. The non-profit group encourages case-based learning to give
students a bettermore...
1/29/15 5:45 am CST
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today that two of its 3M™ Molecular Detection
Assays, Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria species, have
been approved for First Action Official Method of Analysis SM
distinction by AOAC INTERNATIONAL (OMA method numbers 2014.07 and
2014.06, respectively). The scope of the validations cover a variety of
food matrices including full fat cottage cheese, chocolate milk, beef
hot dogs, deli turkey, and cold smoked salmon, asmore...
1/28/15 10:09 am CST
3M hollow microneedle device now available for clinical trials*; holds the potential to replace traditional injections
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Getting an injection at the doctor’s office typically does not rank high
on many people’s wish list. Thanks to 3M scientists’ know-how, the day
is getting closer when patients may be receiving their prescription
medications at home via microscopic needles. Pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies can now partner with 3M on development and
conducting clinical trials using its 3M™ Hollow Microstructured
Transdermal System (hMTS). Patient-more...
1/27/15 6:30 am CST
- Organic local-currency sales growth of 6.3 percent
- Earnings of $1.81 per share, up 11.7 percent
- Operating income margins of 21.5 percent, up 0.6 percentage points year-on-year
- Free cash flow conversion of 144 percent
- Returned $1.8 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
- Announced Q1 2015 dividend per share increase of 20 percent
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.81 per share,
an increase of 11.7 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2013. Sales
grew 2.0 percent year-on-year to $7.7 billion. Organic local-currency
sales grew 6.3 percent with acquisitions adding 0.1 percent to sales.
Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 4.4 percent year-on-year.
Operating income was $1.7 billion and operating income margins for the
quarter were 21more...
1/20/15 2:08 pm CST
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events:
Fourth-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Jan.
27, 2015, at 8 a.m. CST. The live webcast, press release and
supporting slide presentation will be available on 3M’s Investor
Relations website at http://investor.3M.com.
The earnings call may also be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the
U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.Smore...
1/15/15 9:30 am CST
New airflow rate options and contoured design improves comfort and performance
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has released in the United States its most advanced, versatile,
powered air respiratory solution yet. The new 3M™
Versaflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator TR-600 represents an
evolution of technology. Designed to endure heavy use and long wear, the
respirator can help enhance comfort, endurance and ease of use.
The lightweight respirator is engineered to increase comfort – even for
long shifts. The ergonomic design fits close tomore...