Technology with a personal touch

Technology with a personal touch

Technology with a personal touch

  • About Us

    3M Medical Materials and Technologies helps health care manufacturers design and build more reliable, innovative and feature-rich medical devices. Let us show you how 3M's world-class medical components and trusted technical and design expertise can enable your break-through medical device innovations — so you can continue to improve lives. 3M has been developing adhesives for health care applications for more than 60 years and supplying components to health care manufacturers for more than 30. We'll connect you with products from our 45 technology platforms — built on decades of industry experience and constant striving for product and process innovations — or create new-to-the-world solutions for your specific challenges.


  • Harness the power of 3M Science

    3M Medical Materials and Technologies puts 3M Science to work to help health care manufacturers design and build tomorrow's medical devices today. Watch this video to learn how our scientific knowledge and industry expertise enables innovation in health care manufacturing.

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    Harness the power of 3M Science
  • 3M Health Care Business Group

    Global megatrends continue to drive health care towards maximizing value for the patient. In every part of the world, there is growing demand for: broader access to health care, reduced costs, improved health outcomes and better patient experience. At the 3M Health Care Business Group, we are committed to addressing these global needs. By applying a science-based approach, we are leading the way with care pathways innovation for improved and cost effective health outcomes.

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    3M Health Care Business Group
  • Quality Materials. Trusted Expertise.

    Careful selection of quality materials during the concept stage can reduce the risk of delays late in the development process. With 3M, you can get technical, design-in expertise right from the start – making your materials selection process a whole lot easier.

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    Quality Materials. Trusted Expertise.
  • Hope Is Powerful Medicine

    HopeKids offers events and activities for children with cancer and other chronic, life-threatening illnesses – giving kids something to look forward to. Its goal: to restore fun, excitement and hope to what can be a difficult and uncertain future. Click to read the entire story.

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    Hope Is Powerful Medicine
  • Adhesives for Body-worn Retail Applications

    Developing retail consumer adhesive applications for the scalp, nails, facial and delicate applications can be especially difficult for manufacturers. In this video experts address how to overcome these challenges and the specific needs to consider when selecting materials.

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    Adhesives for Body-worn Retail Applications
  • The Science Behind the Strip

    Guillermo Urquia has diabetes and needs to monitor his blood sugar levels regularly. He simply pricks his finger, transfers the blood onto a test strip and receives an almost instant result. But how in the world do those tiny little test strips work?

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    The Science Behind the Strip
  • Wearable Medical Device Materials

    To help with the wearable medical device design process, 3M developed a training webinar, a white paper, a brochure and a sample kit. Click the link to get connected to what you need to help advance your next generation wearable medical devices.

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    Wearable Medical Device Materials
  • Material Selection for Stick-to-Skin Wearable Devices

    When developing stick-to-skin wearable monitoring devices, medical manufacturers need to consider wear time, adhesion strength and skin condition when selecting materials for specification. In this video experts cover important considerations when selecting materials.

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    Material Selection for Stick-to-Skin Wearable Devices
  • Freedom of Design. Freedom of Movement.

    Imagine making daily doctor visits to undergo tests and receive medical care for a chronic disease or rehab. The miles and the hours add up, restricting your ability to enjoy a more active life. What if you could bring that care into your own home instead?

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    Freedom of Design. Freedom of Movement.
  • 'Go-To' Products for Wearable Medical Devices

    We created a sample packet as your guide to some of the 'go-to' products for wearable medical devices in the extensive range of medical-grade adhesive tapes and coated films in their product portfolio. To request your tool to develop the next generation of medical devices simply complete the information to the right.

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    'Go-To' Products for Wearable Medical Devices
  • Collecting a Body of Data

    With all the wonders of modern technology, we're used to knowing the exact statistical details of everything we do: how many steps we've walked, what our gas mileage is, our favorite athlete's stats, even how to measure our blood sugar levels or alcohol content. These advances aren't just limited to what's happening in healthcare.

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    Collecting a Body of Data
  • Now's the time to sit up for yourself

    As she so often is, Mother was right: it's important to have good posture. How you hold yourself can affect not just back pain, but joint and muscle pain and fatigue from your neck all the way down to your knees.

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    Now's the time to sit up for yourself
  • Bonded by Trust.

    How do you choose the best adhesive to use when attaching one substrate to another — especially if that "other" is a human being? For medical device manufacturers, the choice can be critical — affecting device reliability, cost and patient comfort. 3M's scientific knowledge can help.

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    Bonded by Trust.
  • Material Selection at Your Fingertips.

    We pride ourselves on our fast and responsive sampling service as we provide the tools to develop the next generation of feature-rich medical devices. Our sample book is a 'hands-on' guide to some of the key products in our extensive range of top-quality, medical-grade adhesive tapes and coated films.

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    Material Selection at Your Fingertips.
  • Tricking the Brain to Treat It

    An MRI proved Stephanie Jacobs had a brainstem stroke that damaged an optic-nerve muscle. Would she really be stuck with an eye patch? Read more in 3M Newsroom article Tricking the Brain to Treat It.

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    Tricking the Brain to Treat It
  • ‘Go-To’ Products for Microfluidic Medical Devices

    We created a sample packet as your guide to some of the 'go-to' products for microfluidic medical devices in the extensive range of medical-grade adhesive tapes and coated films in their product portfolio. To request your tool to develop the next generation of medical devices simply complete the information to the right.

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    ‘Go-To’ Products for Microfluidic Medical Devices

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