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  • 7/24/17 1:08 pm CDT

    Unprecedented 24-minute BI results help healthcare facilities enhance patient safety

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare facilities can obtain faster sterility assurance results for surgical instruments following the Food & Drug Administration’s 510(k) clearance of the 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator (BI) System for vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization (VH202). BI results for VH202 sterilization cycles with the 3M™ Attest™ system can now be read in just 24 minutes—the fastest readout compared to any other FDA cleared productmore...
  • 7/10/17 8:00 am CDT

    Gopher hockey arena to be named 3M Arena at Mariucci

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of Minnesota and 3M announced a new sponsorship on Monday, the latest in a 90-year relationship between two of the state’s largest institutions. This 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship of Gopher Athletics includes the naming rights to Mariucci Arena. Keeping the historic Mariucci name, the Gopher hockey facility will now be known as 3M Arena at Mariucci. “Today’s announcement brings together three names instantlymore...
  • 6/22/17 7:00 am CDT

    Includes over 200 studies addressing safety and efficacy of 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Normothermia System

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The largest body of evidence detailing the clinical benefits of patient warming, recently updated and released today, offers scientific insights and instills confidence in temperature management best practices. The 3M™ Bair Hugger™ System Research Compendium includes summaries of over 200 studies across a wide range of surgeries, making it easy for clinicians to search the large volume of research related to the clinical benefits associatedmore...
  • 6/7/17 9:22 am CDT

    Two-Time Professional Basketball Champion serves as wingman for FUTURO Brand’s Newest Campaign in Video Collaboration with Onion Labs

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recently retired basketball player Matt Bonner gave humorous “support” to FUTURO Brand’s new campaign, highlighting his quest to stay fit after retirement as he explores out-of-the-box fitness routines. The video launches alongside the brand’s larger “Brace for Adventure” campaign which speaks to the attitude of the “all-in” consumer, one who embraces life’s greatest adventures and takes advantage of FUTURO Brand’s premium line of bracesmore...
  • 5/22/17 6:00 am CDT

    Leading brand in stethoscopes to collect and share personal stories that celebrate the dedication of medical professionals around the world

    Commemorates 50 th Anniversary of 3M’s acquisition of Littmann stethoscopes

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For 50 years 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes has been helping clinicians listen and care for their patients. To mark this historic occasion, Littmann stethoscopes announces today the launch of 50 Years of Listening ( a collection of personal stories from medical professionals. This celebration of clinicians and their dedication will continue throughout the year. Littmann stethoscopes is asking doctors, nursesmore...
  • 5/16/17 7:05 am CDT

    Nexcare Brand Partners with American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers for Campaign Raising Awareness around the Need for Blood Donation, Celebrating All Those Who Give Around the Globe

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nationwide, approximately 36,000 blood donations are needed each day. With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of donations from volunteers. To raise awareness about the importance of blood donation, Nexcare Bandages, in partnership with the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers, proudly announces the ninth annual Nexcare Give Program . The Nexcare Give Program, timed to the World Healthmore...
  • 5/11/17 12:54 pm CDT
    3M Food Safety announced today that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7) has been granted First Action status through the Official Methods of AnalysisSM program by AOAC® INTERNATIONAL (AOAC 2017.01). The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli 0157 (including H7) was introduced in April 2016, and joins the family of the next generation molecular pathogen detection test kits using a single assay protocol, enabling batch processing of samples and improvingmore...
  • 5/5/17 11:52 am CDT

    3M supporting customers with demonstrations, Trade-In, Trade-Up rebate program

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Falls from height continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 364 fatalities recorded in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To remind and educate employers in the construction industry about the dangers from falls and dropped tools, 3M™ Fall Protection is proud to participate in the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down, May 8-12, 2017. During the OSHA Stand-Down, 3M willmore...
  • 5/3/17 3:03 pm CDT

    3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System takes prize in New Product and Services category

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety today announced it received the silver Stevie Award® in the New Product and Services category and subcategory of Health & Pharmaceuticals Product for the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System. This year marks the American Business Awards’ 15th annual celebration of recognition. 3M’s Clean-Trace System was nominated in the “Best New Product or Service of the Year” category. More than 3,600more...
  • 5/2/17 8:00 am CDT

    Athletic apparel designers can now push boundaries with stylish, discreet reflective elements

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Athletic apparel designers have a new, high-performance reflective material from 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material available to them as they create activewear that can be worn from the conference room to the coffee shop to the bike path. The patented* C790 Carbon Black Stretch Transfer Film is a rich, deep black-colored material when viewed in daylight. But when illuminated at night, the material delivers vibrant reflectivemore...