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  • 1/17/18 7:00 am CST

    News follows company’s clearance for 24-minute VH202 BI received in July

    Goal is to enhance patient safety by making it easy to monitor every load

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today its submission for 510(k) clearance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Attest™ Super Rapid System for Steam Sterilization, which will provide biological indicator (BI) results in 24 minutes. The clearance of a faster readout time for steam will continue to enhance patient safety while increasing workflow advantages for sterilization professionals. “The focus of our sterilization science at 3Mmore...
  • 1/8/18 9:00 pm CST

    Filtrete™ Smart Air Filters will be available for purchase beginning spring 2018

    Hands-on CES media demo available at Filtrete booth 40358 in the Smart Home Marketplace Exhibit at Sands, Halls A-D

    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Filtrete™ Brand from 3M today announced the arrival of the Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter, the first-ever Bluetooth®-enabled HVAC air filter for the home. The new filter takes the guesswork out of when it’s time for a filter change, and provides other information so homeowners can take control of their home’s air. Filtrete™ Smart Air Filters contain a Bluetooth®-enabled pressure sensor that, when paired with the new Filtrete™ Smart App,more...
  • 1/3/18 10:21 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Del., today against Elo Touch Solutions Inc. The suit alleges that certain Elo Touch projected capacitive products infringe 3M’s U.S. Patents 8,179,381, 8,274,494, 8,704,799 and 9,823,786. Metal mesh conductor technology is widely used in the construction of projected capacitive touch sensors for consumer andmore...
  • 1/3/18 7:00 am CST

    3M’s Find My Adhesive product selector tool to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adhesives play a critical role in the success of a medical device, whether it’s holding the device together or adhering it to the wearer’s skin. But with so many adhesive products available, it can be a challenge for design engineers to know which one is right for their project. To help bridge this critical gap, 3M developed a “Find My Adhesive” product selector tool to help make medical adhesive selection a simpler process. The product selectormore...
  • 12/4/17 10:30 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Del., last week against Kerr Corporation. The suit alleges that Kerr Corporation’s SonicFill™ 2 and Harmonize™ dental composite materials infringe 3M’s patent rights directed to nanotechnology used in 3MTM FiltekTM Supreme universal dental restoratives. 3M’s patented nanotechnology enables high aesthetic quality, strengthmore...
  • 11/17/17 11:17 am CST

    Tegaderm CHG I.V. Securement Dressing is only dressing fully compliant with updated CDC recommendation and INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated its recommendation on use of chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings in its globally-recognized Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections (2011). The new recommendation calls for use of chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings with an FDA-cleared label that specifies a clinical indication for reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) or catheter-more...
  • 10/31/17 4:16 pm CDT

    Easy-to-integrate innovations support doctors worldwide

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The future is bright for lingual orthodontic treatment and the Incognito™ System, as demonstrated at the 2017 Incognito Appliance System International User Meeting, held in October in Paris, France. More than 150 orthodontists from 25 countries around the world recently gathered for a conference of lectures, workshops, networking events and a poster symposium. Representing 5 different continents, 13 experts in lingual treatmentmore...
  • 10/16/17 5:01 am CDT

    Durable, comfortable reflective trim made with low-material waste converting technology

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reflective safety gear requires a combination of comfort, compliance and visibility. To help meet this need, 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material has launched the 5410 Diamond Mesh Trim, a revolutionary leap in performance and design. The new reflective material delivers bright, compliant visibility paired with breathability and durability. It was developed with a patent-pending* cut-and-spread technology, which eliminates materialmore...
  • 8/22/17 11:39 am CDT

    New Privacy Filter from 3M offers 30 percent greater clarity than its standard Black Filter

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At any given time, you or someone near you is looking at a digital screen – a screen potentially displaying sensitive information. 3M has launched a High Clarity Privacy Filter that gives users an ultra-vivid viewing experience with their screen, while helping to protect the privacy of sensitive information displayed on it. The High Clarity Privacy Filter from 3M, available for monitors, laptops and tablets, provides anmore...
  • 8/21/17 7:00 am CDT

    New acrylic-based, nonwoven tape offers long-term wear on skin, enabling engineers to solve tough medical device design challenges

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When Joe’s heart-rate monitor kept falling off, he asked his doctor, “Isn’t there a better way to make it stick?” Thanks to 3M, there is. The company that makes everything from Post-it® Notes to structural adhesives that hold airplanes together, also makes advanced medical adhesives that can hold for up to two weeks. When considering adhesive science and the challenges of a substrate like skin, design engineers know sticking-to-skinmore...