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  • 3/26/14 7:00 am CDT

    Android Kernel Patches for 3M High-performance Multi-touch Systems and Displays are Now Available

    METHUEN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the Android operating system expands as a preferred programming platform for smartphone and tablet-based applications, Android developers are seeking to push the boundaries of this open source platform. Now, with 3M’s release of Android kernel patches for its multi-touch display and systems products, Android developers have the ability to scale their applications for display sizes up to 46 inches, and more importantly, create new multi-user,more...
  • 3/17/14 2:19 pm CDT

    Laboratory and Scale-up Single Use Capsules available mid-2014; Production Capsules available late 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Purification will unveil a new purification technology at INTERPHEX 2014 designed to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers achieve high product purity early in the manufacturing process, improving efficiency and process economics. The new 3M™ Emphaze™ AEX Hybrid Purifier combines three unique 3M technologies — advanced polymer materials, fine fiber nonwovens, and membranes — to deliver an all-synthetic clarifying product line containing both amore...
  • 3/11/14 9:58 am CDT

    Select Products will now carry WQA Sustainability Certification

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Purification will showcase a suite of exciting new resources for its 3M Authorized Water Dealers at WQA Aquatech USA, March 18-21 in Orlando, Fla. In addition to debuting a new booth and a new drinking water filtration system, 3M will introduce the water community to the 3M Dealer Advisory Council, and will also preview exciting new online tools for dealers. New Product InnovationsWQA Aquatech USA attendees will see themore...
  • 3/10/14 1:30 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A key 3M patent for lithium ion battery nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode technology has emerged from reexamination at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with all original claims being confirmed as patentable and with no amendments (U.S. Patent 7,078,128). NMC cathode technology is widely used in lithium ion batteries for consumer electronics and electric vehicles. The patented technology enables lithium ion battery makers tomore...
  • 3/7/14 10:23 am CST
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every great innovation starts as an idea. Through a unique culture of collaboration, 3M powers ideas around the world – ideas that make companies smarter, ideas that make homes better, ideas that make life easier. However, no solution would be possible if those ideas did not spark new and dynamic connections among technologies or people. At South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, 3M will host the 3M Idea Exchange Lounge to encouragemore...
  • 3/6/14 4:05 pm CST

    New content and features demonstrated at Public Library Association tradeshow

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System—eAudiobooks. Debuting with 40,000 titles powered by Findaway World, a premier provider of digital audiobook technology and delivery, the 3M Cloud Library will have an extensive collection of high quality eAudio titles. 3M will detail the new offerings at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15 in Indianapolismore...
  • 3/3/14 1:30 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has invested in MSi Lighting of Boca Raton, Florida, a company that 3M has been working with for the past year on a line of LED lights for multiple applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LED lighting is one of the hottest industries in America. “3M’s Light Management platform enables the company to manipulate light in different ways, and we are committed to developing high-quality LED lights,” said Gabi Sabongi,more...
  • 2/25/14 10:17 am CST

    3M Sponsors Visual Privacy Advisory Council Event Raising Awareness for Visual Hacking

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, a leader in visual privacy solutions is excited to be participating in the 2014 RSA Conference. RSA attendees are invited to visit the 3M booth (#527) and explore the full line of innovative 3M Privacy and Screen Protector products that help protect confidential data from unauthorized side views including: 3M Easy-On Privacy Filters for Apple® iPads® (second, third, fourth generations and iPad® Airmore...
  • 2/24/14 4:00 pm CST

    New biometric joint effort helps organizations avoid vulnerable password schemes

    Biometric fingerprint authentication isn’t just for smartphones. Entrust, Inc. and 3M Cogent are integrating biometric fingerprint authentication into the award-winning Entrust IdentityGuard software authentication platform. This collaboration allows organizations to leverage fingerprint biometrics to authenticate users for logical access to workstations. Entrust is embedding 3M™ Cogent fingerprint capture and verification technology, which will be available to both new and current Entrustmore...
  • 2/24/14 8:00 am CST

    Design updates aim to improve securement, patient comfort, and dressing application

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions today announced enhancements to its 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings aimed at improving securement, wear time and proper application. In clinical evaluations of the upgrades, more than nine in 10 clinicians reported overall added value as the result of the enhancements, citing specific improvements in catheter stabilization, unscheduled dressing changes and ease of dressing application.1more...