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  • 5/26/16 8:34 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that a court in Düsseldorf, Germany, has ordered an injunction and damages claim reaching back to December 2008 against Dental Direkt GmbH for infringement of 3M's patented technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations. The court decision is based on a German patent and on the German portion of a European patent. The court ordered Dental Direkt to reimburse 3M for its litigationmore...
  • 5/25/16 11:55 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: Bernstein’s 32nd Annual Strategic Decision Conference in New York, N.Y., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Inge G. Thulin, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will speak at 10 a.m. EDT. Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Basic Materials Summit in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Michael Roman, executive vice presidentmore...
  • 5/25/16 9:12 am CDT
    It’s hard not to love a good Whodunit game. And when you add a little science to a good mystery problem, you have a recipe for a popular teen texting game.  3M teamed up with DoSomething.org to create Science Sleuth, a text messaging game to engage young people, especially teen girls, in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The game encourages students to solve a mystery at a school using STEM skills, showing students how these skills can be applied to everydaymore...
  • 5/24/16 9:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today 3M, a world leader in infection prevention, announced the publication of a robust research compendium highlighting the safety and effectiveness of the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ patient warming system. The most comprehensive compilation of more than 200 studies across a wide range of surgeries – including hip, knee, cardiac and abdominal procedures – the compendium reinforces the sheer volume of extensive research and history of the clinicalmore...
  • 5/20/16 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Practice Greenhealth, a leader in promoting environmental stewardship, has again presented a “Champion for Change” Award to 3M Health Care for the company’s success in greening its operations and for helping customers improve their environmental footprint. “We are thrilled to be recognized a second time with this prestigious award for sustainability,” said Ann Meitz, Sustainability Director, 3M Health Care Business Group. “At 3M we workmore...
  • 5/18/16 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, has been awarded a $92.7 million body-armor contract by Defense Logistics Agency for delivery of 177,000 pieces. The plates are designed to meet stringent performance requirements outlined by the U.S. Department of Defense. Production and deliveries are expected to begin in 2016. Worn by U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, the lightweight enhanced small arms protective inserts (ESAPI) are insertedmore...
  • 5/18/16 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new home of the Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, will become the first sports facility in the United States with a transparent roof, permitting outdoor light without weather restrictions. Utilizing material from the franchise’s Official Science Partner, 3M, the venue will be covered by high-performance film, extruded from 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene). The product, which lets light in, is lightermore...
  • 5/17/16 7:05 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M’s science and technology will help propel the Minnesota Vikings forward over the next decade. Today, two iconic brands announced the expansion of their relationship as 3M becomes the Official Science Partner of the Minnesota Vikings team. “3M is a company that is synonymous with science and innovation in the minds of millions of people around the world,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “We are thrilled to work with amore...
  • 5/13/16 2:00 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Personal Safety Division announces that StrongArm® Technologies ErgoSkeleton™ personal performance equipment will now be available for purchase through 3M’s distribution channels within the United States. StrongArm’s ErgoSkeleton line includes the V22 ErgoSkeleton™ and the FLx ErgoSkeleton™, designed to help protect industrial workers from back injuries, referred to by StrongArm as “Industrial Athletes.” Both products aremore...
  • 5/13/16 11:14 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it’s time to change the water filter in your local coffee shop’s espresso machine, service technicians have traditionally relied on estimating usage rather than having precise, exact information. That’s about to change because 3M has created the 3M™ ScaleGard™ Blend Series of Products, providing a solution that helps ensure a seamless operation of expensive equipment by intelligently calculating water filter usage to provide Recipe Qualitymore...