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  • 9/6/16 11:21 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has acquired Semfinder, a Switzerland-based medical coding technology company. Semfinder is a leading developer of precise semantic coding of medical services. The acquisition of Semfinder provides important new coding technology that will enable 3M to accelerate the availability of its 3M 360 Encompass System in countries adopting electronic medical records. “This acquisition builds upon 3M’smore...
  • 8/31/16 10:06 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wireless infrastructure can be a visual nuisance to its host communities. The new 3M™ Conceal Film eliminates visual pollution by adhering to antennas and blending cell site equipment into its surrounding environment with no impact to radio frequency performance and no signal degradation. By combining several of 3M’s core technologies and with its expertise in films and adhesives, the 3M Conceal Film offers an effective yet unobtrusive solutionmore...
  • 8/30/16 11:25 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: Morgan Stanley 4 th Annual Laguna Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at 10 a.m. PDT. Third-quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at 8 a.m. CDT. The earnings call can be accessed at (800) 762-2596more...
  • 8/30/16 8:15 am CDT
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems today announced an agreement with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to use 3M Patient-focused Episodes Software with Cerner’s HealtheIntent℠ population health management platform. Providers will be able to view the landscape of a patient’s documented conditions to help define an episode of care, while analyzing costs and expected resource use. The conventional approach to defining anmore...
  • 8/10/16 9:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organizations around the world are at risk of sharing highly sensitive information through visual hacking in business office environments. This risk was revealed in the 2016 Global Visual Hacking Experiment, an expansion of the 2015 Visual Hacking Experiment conducted in the United States by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by 3M Company. The global study included trials in China, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea and the Unitedmore...
  • 8/9/16 5:26 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.11 per share for the third quarter of 2016, which is payable Sept. 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 19, 2016. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption since 1916. “A hallmark of our company’s long history of success is the ability to consistently invest to grow our businesses and tomore...
  • 8/8/16 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johnson Matthey and 3M have entered into a patent license agreement that aims at further expanding the use of Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications. Under the agreement, 3M grants Johnson Matthey a license to US6964828, US7078128, US8241791, US8685565 and all global equivalents thereof, and to US6660432 and all global equivalents thereof. The cathode compositions composed ofmore...
  • 8/4/16 10:29 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M issued the following statement today from Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer on the passing of Lewis W. Lehr, former 3M chairman and chief executive officer: “Lew Lehr was a visionary who helped build 3M into the enterprise we are today. Over a 39-year career, during which he rose from an engineer to chairman and CEO, Lew pioneered 3M’s move into the health care industry, strengthened our R&Dmore...
  • 8/2/16 8:59 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that after winning a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Dental Direkt GmbH involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations, Dental Direkt GmbH will license this patented technology from 3M. 3M’s patented technology enables the coloring of unshaded ceramics by color-matching dental restorations to the natural color of patients’ teeth. 3M has licensed its patents to muchmore...
  • 8/2/16 7:03 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic purposes. But under low oxygen, low temperature and acidic conditions, the bacteria can cause spoilage, discoloration, bloated packages and textures, odors and flavors that displease customers, trigger recalls and cause food wastemore...