At 3M, we discover and innovate in nearly every industry to help solve problems around the world.
See how we use 3M Science to make better health possible.
Caring for wounds is a science and an art that requires specialized training and expertise as well as intuition. As knowledge and understanding evolve, technology to manage wounds is also making leaps forward.
Discover where 3M’s powerful adhesive technology is used to help improve outcomes – from diagnostic devices to the dental chair.
3M scientists inspire, innovate – and invent technologies that have an enduring impact. In this moving tribute by a 3M scientist about her 3M scientist dad, we learn legacies also live on in colleagues, friends, and family.
As scientists continue to develop new vaccines and boosters for evolving strains of COVID-19, 3M has joined the fight with an adjuvant – a substance used to boost immune responses.
Two 3M scientists sat down to discuss their work on developing boosters for vaccines to help avoid future infections by viruses. Learn how a 3M adjuvant is making a difference.
As our consumer awareness grows, and regulation continues to increase, the food industry quickly adapts and finds new ways to make our food safer in more reliable, consistent and efficient ways.
Learn how 3M responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to help enable production of life-saving vaccines and therapeutics amidst unprecedented demand.
Point-of-care testing (POCT) helps patients and providers get immediate insights. See how 3M helps bring these devices to life and learn why POCT is more important than ever.
What if data could help improve digital health literacy around COVID vaccines? See why the time is ripe to respond to health crises with data.
Cari Lingle, 3M Food Safety microbiologist, puts eight commonly-debated food arguments to the test.
Dr. Natalia Dorf Biderman, M.D. shares how she’s using clinical documentation integrity (CDI) to help elevate clinician wellbeing and joy.
Medications with chemical ingredients are still common, but more and more pharmaceuticals now come from sugar, proteins or living cells. They’re called biopharmaceuticals, or biologics, and are becoming more prevalent and advancing the field of medical treatment.
Kimberly Smith, an RN and 3M clinical specialist, has treated many kinds of wounds – including chronic wounds. Learn how she has seen dramatic results from using wound care technology.
When patients head to the hospital, they may take for granted all the steps healthcare facilities put in place to make sure the medical instruments to be used have been thoroughly cleaned and sterilized. Learn how 3M Science can help healthcare facilities use microbiology to minimize risk to patients.
Learn the exciting science behind our new aligners and how we’re helping orthodontists tailor treatment to patients.
Patients have many options when it comes to orthodontic treatment today. We interviewed one board-certified orthodontist for her tips on helping patients make informed treatment decisions.
See how 3M Health Care is partnering with community-based organizations to address health equity and help more people get the resources they need to thrive.
Bob Asmus has been inducted into the Carlton Society – 3M’s highest recognition for scientists – for his leadership in addressing critical patient health challenges, fighting healthcare-acquired infections and improving countless lives worldwide.
When unprecedented flooding hit Germany, a 3M manufacturing team took action to prevent damage and protect lives. Within two short months they were able to resume production to make life-saving products for healthcare. See how their hard work paid off.
Learn how a chemical reaction from living organisms emits light – or bioluminescence – and can indicate contamination in food and on surfaces in food manufacturing environments.
As we continue our global pandemic response, healthcare organizations are working together to leverage the lessons learned so far and look ahead to the role the industry must play when a public health crisis emerges. 3M Health Care Group President Mojdeh Poul, along with other leaders, outline key learnings and actions.
3M Health Care has played a key role in the fight against COVID-19. Collaboration with peers and governments – coupled with our unique capabilities in science, data analytics and manufacturing – have enabled us to make critical contributions to support healthcare workers and patients.
When 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates were awarded the Best Practice for Sustainable Development by the China Animal Health and Food Safety Alliance (CAFA) in 2021 – the recognition shed a light on the sustainable solutions 3M offers. Learn how 3M Petrifilm Plates help food manufacturers achieve sustainable goals and why 3M China is especially excited about the nod.
Creating and preparing biopharmaceutical drugs is a complicated process that requires a very high level of purification. Hear from two experts in 3M Separation and Purification Sciences who break it down for us in the What’s Next at 3M podcast. Read some highlights.
Matt Zabel, design thinking strategy director, 3M Brand and Design, is inspired by how design thinking can help make healthcare products that meet all needs. Learn why this work is so important – now more than ever.
Learn why 3M Health Care prioritizes evidence-based research and how it helps clinicians deliver value-based care.
In an industry where single-use products and special packaging are often prerequisites for patient safety – eLabeling may make a big difference for clinicians and the environment. Learn how two 3Mers teamed up to bring eLabeling to 3M health care.
Learn how adjuvants can help boost the immune system and enhance the effectiveness of a vaccine.
Food allergies have been on the uptick in the past few decades. Learn how two families are dealing with severe food allergies and what they’d like to see in the future. Hear from an allergist about currently available treatments and what might be coming soon.
3M Littmann Stethoscopes and Eko have joined forces to create a new digital stethoscope that helps clinicians get a clearer picture of patient health.
Learn how 3M scientists are helping in the fight against the pandemic by working alongside biopharmaceutical companies as they develop and manufacture protein-based vaccines and therapeutics.
COVID-19 is shifting the way people around the globe view science – for the better. The 2020 3M State of Science Index (SOSI) reveals that more people believe science plays a critical role in solving public health crises. Learn more about these changing attitudes and what they mean for health care.
Consistency is key for 3M™ Clarity™ Aligner patients. A lapse in treatment could cause teeth to shift back to their original position. Read how the 3M Clinical Support Team sprang into action to prevent treatment delays during COVID-19 closures.
3M Health Care uses science to improve lives around the world. Learn more about how we apply 3M's three sustainability pillars to create solutions that are healthy for both people and the planet.
Hypothermia is something we typically associate with being out in the elements, but when it comes to the operating room, avoiding hypothermia and maintaining normothermia is a really big deal. When patients become hypothermic in surgery, the risk for complications increases.
The transition to value-based healthcare from fee-for-service medicine was stuck in neutral. That is, until the coronavirus came along. Two healthcare reimbursement experts explain why they believe COVID-19 will speed the adoption of value-based care models.
Sumita B. Mitra, Ph.D., former 3M Health Care scientist, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for designing and engineering nanomaterials that have revolutionized dental care worldwide. Learn more about Sumitra’s path to being honored with this award.
In healthcare facilities, dental offices and food processing plants, having a cleaning monitoring plan has always been a top priority and will continue to be of utmost importance during and after the pandemic. How do facilities ensure surfaces and instruments are clean? By using microbiology.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak revealed the speed with which patients can change their minds about how and when they access care. Two experts explain how your organization can tap the power of healthcare consumerism to recover faster from the pandemic and thrive in the new healthcare economy.
Every day, science helps to create new solutions—and in times of crisis, these solutions are more important than ever. Learn how 3M and Nissha Medical Technologies leveraged the power of science to create a new face shield.
Treating all aspects of a patient’s health, not just the reason they sought health services, will be essential to helping patients maintain and improve their health status after the coronavirus outbreak subsides. Two whole-person health advocates explain why.
Hospital and health system execs can learn from the COVID-19 experience and carry it over into their day-to-day management style when things get back to normal.
Slowing or even reversing climate change is a global responsibility, and that responsibility begins with you at your healthcare facility. Two healthcare sustainability experts explain why and reveal what you can do about it now.
Providing great care to patients is a source of joy for both doctors and nurses. But the list of things stealing that joy away from you seems to be getting longer by the day. You can get it back. How? Three experts reveal their secrets to making the practice of medicine enjoyable again.
Dr. Steve Ozer explains why a high-temperature sintering furnace may provide invaluable efficiencies for many dentists.
Three decades ago, microbiologists who conduct food safety tests were introduced to a new, more efficient and accurate way to detect bacteria in foods.
Learn how one technology is making a host of new diabetes technologies possible
With a few practices and tools, you can maximize the health of your legs and feet.
Find out how you can reduce the risk of adhesive-related skin injuries.
We’re creating ways to protect young teeth and give little patients the royal treatment.
3M™ Single Patient Tape Rolls are helping nurses treat patients, one roll at a time.
See how 3M Health Care is addressing social determinants of health, including raising awareness among employees.
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