3M Medical Device Components _ 3M United States

We’ve Mastered the Science of Skin

We’ll Stick With You

3M Medical Materials and Technologies is your trusted partner in all things skin. We have over 55 years in the medical adhesive business and no one knows skin better than us. We understand the way it breathes, stretches, sweats and ages. We’ll help you find the right materials for your product and get your design to market, no matter what development stage you’re in. We believe the work you do makes a difference in people’s lives and we’re here to make it easier for you.

  • Our experts can help you select the best components for your medical device design, from “skin-friendly” materials to aggressive medical adhesives used in the actual construction of your device. Whatever product development stage you’re at, we’re ready to help you succeed – with solutions that can help improve device reliability, enhance performance and reduce costs.

  • When it comes to diagnostics—3M gets it. We are your trusted source for advanced materials and technologies used in the design and manufacture of diagnostic devices. Today medical diagnostic technology is used in the construction of blood glucose strips, lab-on-a-disc / lab-on-a-chip applications and other diagnostic consumables and devices. The applications for devices using microfluidics are varied with examples such as pathogen detection, chronic disease monitoring, cancer screening, genetic biomarker detection, food and environmental monitoring.

  • It’s no secret that skin has many layers. The same can be said for transdermal patches. Several components comprise a transdermal patch: backings, liners, membranes and tapes. 3M delivers the customer and technical support you need to solve for challenging formulations, enhance cosmetic appearance and design for long-term success.

  • 3M's wide range of medical-grade adhesives and films can act as adhesives within the construction of your medical devices. You can take advantage of 3M's design and technical expertise and network of Preferred Converters to make sure you're using the best components and design for the application - no matter how complex or specialized.

  • When you work in the biopharmaceutical industry, you want to reduce time and bring efficiencies from the clinic to market.  3M wants to help you do that. 3M™ Zeta Plus™ Depth Filter, 3M™ Emphaze™ AEX Hybrid Purifier and 3M™ LifeASSURE™ Filter are single-use products that enable robust purification platformability across diverse biopharmaceutical modalities, designed for all process stages from lab scale-up to manufacturing stage.

  • 3M offers you a variety of proven solutions to help make it easier to produce consistently high-quality optical lenses at a competitive cost. 3M Press-On™ Optics are optical lenses that offer eye care professionals the ability to correct several visual disorders in a simple therapeutic way.

Science of Silicone

  • Man wearing silicone adhesive device on arm that is connecting with a smartphone

    Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes are a special type of skin-friendly adhesive.

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Featured Medical Adhesive Content

  • Solutions for wearable medical device applications brochure

    Medical device manufacturers and engineers need a long-term wear adhesive solution that increases patient comfort and provides a strong and reliable bond in challenging applications when adhering to skin.

    That is why we designed our extended wear medical tapes to add to our portfolio of go-to products for wearable device applications.

    Download Wearable Medical Device product information (PDF, 335 KB)

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  • Where to Buy

    Your next generation device is ready for next steps. Our network of Preferred Converters includes a diverse group of medical device manufacturing experts to help you take the next step.