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  • 7/15/03 2:00 am CDT
    MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IVAX Corporation (AMEX:IVX)(LSE:IVX.L) has agreed to assume exclusive rights to 3M Company's (NYSE:MMM) branded respiratory products, together with related marketing and sales people in nine European countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The agreement covers the products QVAR(R) (HFA beclomethasone dipropionate), Airomir(R) (HFA salbutamol) in Autohaler(R) and MDI devices, and overmore...
  • 7/3/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Power tool users are not stranger to hard work. Whether a construction worker is tackling a total renovation or a homeowner attempts a do-it-yourself project to strip and repaint a table, power tools help make the job easier. Now 3M, the leader in abrasives for over 100 years, makes these projects even simpler with a new line of SandBlaster abrasives custom-made for power tools. SandBlaster high-performance abrasives for power tools aremore...
  • 6/23/03 9:25 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scotch-Brite(TM) brand, a leader in household cleaning products, proudly announces the winner of the first-ever Cleanest Volunteer Firehouse Kitchen contest, a national search designed to uncover which firehouse keeps their kitchen sparkling clean. Scotch-Brite products from 3M has awarded the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department in Wallace, N.C., the Grand Prize based on their inventive cleaning tip of taping a scrubber to their toes, which allowsmore...
  • 6/18/03 10:57 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Microinterconnect Systems Division (MSD) headquarters in Austin, Texas, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification for design, development, deployment and management of global business processes for commercialization of flexible microinterconnect circuits. TUV Rheinland of North America is the independent certification body which handled the conformity assessment for MSD in Austin. This means that now all laboratory, manufacturingmore...
  • 6/17/03 11:15 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetPak HSHM (High Speed Hard Metric) five-row backplane connectors from 3M are the high-speed solution for designs with challenging electrical performance and space requirements in the telecom/datacom, enterprise computing, and automated test equipment industries. They are based on the industry standard 2-mm hard metric connector and are sized in accordance with the IEC-61076-4-101 connector standard. Because MetPak HSHM connectors come in IECmore...
  • 6/13/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The home improvement season is under way and do-it-yourselfers nationwide are looking for ways to make fix-ups easy and hassle free. That's why 3M SandBlaster sanding sponge created a free tips booklet, entitled Tips to Relieve Home Improvement Headaches. Full of sanding, painting and caulking tips gathered from do-it-yourselfers across the country, this booklet gives easy-to-follow advice for overcoming common home improvementmore...
  • 6/11/03 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“ Aldara cream will represent an important new option for dermatologists and other physicians who are treating patients with this common form of non-melanoma skin cancer” 3M announced today that the company has submitted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market Aldara (imiquimod) Cream, 5%, an immune response modifier (IRM), for the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma (more...
  • 6/5/03 8:58 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A paper on the electrical performance and reliability advantages of using ultrathin (less than 25 microns) power-ground cores for distributed embedded capacitance will be presented at the IPC International Conference on Embedded Passives by Joel Peiffer, engineering specialist, 3M Organic Materials Technology Center. "Ultra-Thin, Loaded Epoxy Materials for Use as Embedded Capacitor Layers" will be presented Wednesday, June 11. Testmore...
  • 6/3/03 11:36 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic circuit and packaging designers can get up close and personal with 3M flexible circuits, thanks to a new feature on 3M's Web site at www.3M.com/circuitdemo. The company has produced one- and two-metal layer sample circuits to demonstrate 3M's advanced design and manufacturing capabilities in such areas as wiring density, controlled impedance, front and back access, lead termination options, dielectric patterning and lead suspensionmore...
  • 6/2/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Paul Baude and his development team in 3M's Electronics and Inorganics Technology Center are moving contrary to conventional wisdom in the electronics industry, which defines state of the art as ever-faster and smaller silicon chips. The 3M team has chosen to pursue a course where advantages accrue by replacing silicon with organic semiconductors to produce transistor circuits that may be larger and slower, but may ultimatelymore...