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  • 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 organize andmore...
  • 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

    Fourth-Quarter Highlights:

    • 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...