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
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)
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...
8/2/16 8:59 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that after winning a patent infringement lawsuit in
Germany against Dental Direkt GmbH involving technology that enables the
coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations, Dental Direkt GmbH will
license this patented technology from 3M.
3M’s patented technology enables the coloring of unshaded ceramics by
color-matching dental restorations to the natural color of patients’
teeth. 3M has licensed its patents to muchmore...
8/2/16 7:03 am CDT
Lactic acid bacteria can enhance product attributes, or cause them to be recalled or discarded due to spoilage, depending on how well it is controlled.
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in
check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth
yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic
purposes. But under low oxygen, low temperature and acidic conditions,
the bacteria can cause spoilage, discoloration, bloated packages and
textures, odors and flavors that displease customers, trigger recalls
and cause food wastemore...
7/26/16 6:30 am CDT
- Operating income margins of 24.4 percent, up 0.5 percentage points year-on-year
- Sales declined 0.3 percent; organic local-currency sales declined 0.2 percent
- Continued progress on Business Transformation, including West Europe ERP deployments
- Returned $1.5 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported second-quarter earnings of $2.08 per
share, an increase of 3.0 percent versus the second quarter of 2015.
Sales declined 0.3 percent year-on-year to $7.7 billion. Organic
local-currency sales declined 0.2 percent while acquisitions, net of
divestitures, added 1.4 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation
reduced sales by 1.5 percent year-on-year.
Operating income was $1.9 billion and operating incomemore...