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  • 9/3/15 6:15 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes has been approved by the AOAC® Performance Tested MethodsSM program (Certification 081501). The approval certifies that the next generation test kit is now equivalent or better than standard reference methods. Achieving AOAC PTM status required a rigorous, independent laboratory examination of 3M’s unique molecular test method’s ability tomore...
  • 9/2/15 7:01 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health care providers must protect sensitive data even as changing practices demand that it be more mobile and easily accessible. In response, the Visual Privacy Advisory Council (VPAC), a 3M-sponsored group of data privacy and security thought leaders dedicated to raising awareness on the issue of visual hacking, has selected health care security and privacy expert Kate Borten as its newest member. The “Fifth Annualmore...
  • 8/26/15 11:32 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today introduced an improved standard for insulating high-temperature, liquid-filled distribution transformers. New Liquid-Filled Transformer Insulation (LFT insulation) from 3M is designed to offer excellent thermal stability, low moisture absorption, high thermal conductivity, and long-term reliability. The need for new materials that can improve transformer performance comes as global efficiency requirements have increased.more...
  • 8/26/15 8:16 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the assets and liabilities associated with Polypore’s Separations Media business from Polypore International Inc. for a purchase price of $1.0 billion. Polypore’s Separations Media business is a leading provider of membranes and modules for blood treatments, ultrafiltration and gas transfer in the life science, electronic, industrial, and specialty segments. 3M is a leader inmore...
  • 8/21/15 3:03 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: Morgan Stanley 3rd Annual Laguna Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at 2:30 p.m. PDT. Third-quarter 2015 earnings conference call on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at 8 a.m. CDT. The live webcast, press release and supporting slidemore...
  • 8/19/15 9:40 am CDT
    SOMERSET, N.J. & ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Catalent Pharma Solutions and 3M Purification Inc., recently investigated a novel purification approach that significantly increased the performance of the mAb purification process by enhancing the efficiency of the Protein A column. The process resulted in a substantially pharmaceutically pure product immediately after Protein A elution. The global monoclonal antibody (mAb) market exceeded 80 Billion USD in 2013, and ismore...
  • 8/19/15 8:05 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company long recognized for diversified technology and collaboration, today announces the development of the 3M Design Center, an incubator for progressive ideation and the creative heartbeat at 3M. Underscoring the 3M Design mission that revolves around collaborative creativity, the new facility will be the central hub for design professionals with multi-disciplinary expertise, driving competitive advantage, customermore...
  • 8/10/15 4:44 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.025 per share for the third quarter of 2015, payable Sept. 12, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 21, 2015. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 99 years. As of June 30, 2015, 3M had 624,745,409 common shares outstanding and 86,134 shareholders of record. Aboutmore...
  • 8/10/15 7:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) announced today that David B. Dillon, retired chairman and chief executive officer of The Kroger Co., has been elected to 3M’s Board of Directors, effective Aug. 9, 2015. Dillon’s strategic leadership in the consumer products business includes serving as Kroger’s Chief Executive Officer from 2003 through 2013, and Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2014. Prior to that, he held a variety of executive positions includingmore...
  • 8/4/15 7:35 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The academic pillars of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, which are referred to as STEM, infiltrate every aspect of our lives and reflect a whole new way of living — from TVs to GPS systems and smartphones. Today, Post-it Brand from 3M revealed results from a survey1 commissioned by the brand that sheds light on the value of STEM education in the United States, thus furthering the conversation around the need for studentmore...