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  • 3M State of Science Index

    3M’s deep understanding of science is core to the work we do to solve our customers’ most difficult challenges. As part of this vital relationship with science, the company has sponsored a global, independent research project called the 3M State of Science Index (SOSI), designed to uncover attitudes and perceptions about science. We can now draw from these results to enrich thought leadership across our businesses.

    December 1, 1901 3M State of Science Index
  • Design News Announces 2018 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists

    Honorees recognized for driving progress in product design and manufacturing.

    December 1, 1901 Design News Announces 2018 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists
  • Augmented vs. virtual reality: What are they and where will they take us next?

    Immersive technology is a growing platform through which we can experience the world around us – just like texting, video games, photos and videos. We can use this new medium to creatively interact with the digital and real worlds.

    December 1, 1901 Augmented vs. virtual reality: What are they and where will they take us next?
  • A cognitive psychologist explains how immersive technologies are influencing the human experience

    What we see tells us a lot about the world around us, but there’s so much more that your body interprets and turns into your perception of the world around you. The feeling of your feet hitting the pavement can tell you if the ground beneath you is solid or gravel covered. Feeling wind blowing against your face can tell you that it is cold outside.

    December 1, 1901 A cognitive psychologist explains how immersive technologies are influencing the human experience
  • Helping keep patients safe while they escape pain through immersive technologies

    Imagine being a physician caring for a burn patient and being able to help ease your patient’s pain while you prepare to clean their wound.

    December 1, 1901 Helping keep patients safe while they escape pain through immersive technologies
  • Medical Design Engineers' Adhesive Selection Process Made Easier with New 3M Product Selector Tool

    Adhesives play a critical role in the success of a medical device, whether it’s holding the device together or adhering it to the wearer’s skin. But with so many adhesive products available, it can be a challenge for design engineers to know which one is right for their project. To help bridge this critical gap, 3M developed a “Find My Adhesive” product selector tool to help make medical adhesive selection a simpler process.

    December 1, 1901 Medical Design Engineers' Adhesive Selection Process Made Easier with New 3M Product Selector Tool
  • Hacking your health: Is adhesive innovation a key to unlocking future wearable medical device innovation?

    It’s not uncommon for people to know how many steps they’ve taken today or how well they slept last night. Rapid growth of wearable technology is enabling us to track specific nuances of our lives, like steps and sleep, which can help guide our overall health. Looking to the future, the wearable medical device market will further evolve as patients and consumers continue to “hack their health.”

    December 1, 1901 Hacking your health: Is adhesive innovation a key to unlocking future wearable medical device innovation?
  • Don’t get stuck: What to think about before designing a stick-to-skin medical device

    Whether sticking a device to skin or adhering components together, adhesive plays a pivotal role in successful device design. Selecting the optimal adhesive for your wearable device can be tricky.

    December 1, 1901 Don’t get stuck: What to think about before designing a stick-to-skin medical device Don’t get stuck: What to think about before designing a stick-to-skin medical device
  • Hydrophilicity and surface energy

    Microfluidics is the science of moving microscopic volumes of fluids through tiny channels in a device. Microfluidics technology is used in the construction of blood glucose strips, lab-on-a-disc and lab-on-a-chip applications, and other diagnostic consumables and devices.

    December 1, 1901 Hydrophilicity and surface energy Hydrophilicity and surface energy
  • Five stages to bring a new medical device to life

    While the road to bringing a medical device to market is often bumpy, working with an experienced and knowledgeable partner can help navigate the process and potentially avoid some of the bumps.

    December 1, 1901 Five stages to bring a new medical device to life Five stages to bring a new medical device to life
  • 3M Wants to Make Medical Adhesive Selection a Simpler Process for Design Engineers

    CES 2018 showcased many wearable devices developed for health and lifestyle applications. Many of these devices use adhesives to stick to people’s skin, sometimes for an hour, sometimes for a day, or even a week or longer. Also, there are developers out there that want implantable devices that need adhesives. 3M is arguably a leader in the field of adhesive materials.
    December 1, 1901 3M Wants to Make Medical Adhesive Selection a Simpler Process for Design Engineers
  • 3M product selector tool makes adhesive selection process easier

    Adhesives play a critical role in the success of a medical device, whether it’s holding the device together or adhering it to the wearer’s skin. But with so many adhesive products available, it can be a challenge for design engineers to know which one is right for their project. To help bridge this critical gap, 3M developed a “Find My Adhesive” product selector tool to help make medical adhesive selection a simpler process.Adhesives play a critical role in the success of a medical device, whether it’s holding the device together or adhering it to the wearer’s skin. But with so many adhesive products available, it can be a challenge for design engineers to know which one is right for their project. To help bridge this critical gap, 3M developed a “Find My Adhesive” product selector tool to help make medical adhesive selection a simpler process.

    December 1, 1901 3M product selector tool makes adhesive selection process easier
  • 3M tool helps medical device makers find the right adhesive

    When it comes to holding a device together or adhering it to someone's skin, adhesives play a crucial role. And, with so many choices available, medical designers can, well, come unglued a bit, making the best selection difficult amidst time and cost pressures.
    December 1, 1901 3M tool helps medical device makers find the right adhesive
  • 3M new adhesives receives Golden Mousetrap award

    3M released a new acrylic-based adhesive, 3M 4076 extended wear medical tape, designed to help medical device manufacturers in long-term wear applications. The adhesive was honored with a Golden Mousetrap award at MD&M West, held in Anaheim from Feb. 6-8.

    December 1, 1901 3M new adhesives receives Golden Mousetrap award
  • Medical design adhesive selection simplified

    3M's Find My Adhesive product selector tool makes the medical adhesive selection process easier.

    December 1, 1901 Medical design adhesive selection simplified
  • Need Help Finding an Adhesive?

    Need help finding the right adhesive for your product application but don’t know where to look? 3M debuted new adhesive product selection tool at CES 2018.

    December 1, 1901 Need Help Finding an Adhesive?
  • 6 challenges to understand before starting a wearable medical device project

    Before you start a medical wearable device project, consider the following challenges and suggestions on how to address them. Read more.
    December 1, 1901 6 challenges to understand before starting a wearable medical device project
  • Is this the adhesive medical device manufacturers have been waiting for?

    3M reveals its latest adhesive and why medical device manufacturers might be interested in its development.

    December 1, 1901 Is this the adhesive medical device manufacturers have been waiting for?
  • Sticking to Skin: How to Overcome Human Factors

    Avoid delays, budget overruns, and more by understanding these four challenges. Read more. 

    December 1, 1901 Sticking to Skin: How to Overcome Human Factors
  • 3M applies its adhesive know-how to improve wearable medical devices

    New acrylic-based, nonwoven tape offers long-term wear on most skin, enabling engineers to solve tough medical device design challenges. Read more.

    December 1, 1901 3M applies its adhesive know-how to improve wearable medical devices
  • Understanding and Overcoming Challenges of Medical Adhesives

    10 factors design engineers must consider when creating stick-to-skin medical devices.

    December 1, 1901 Understanding and Overcoming Challenges of Medical Adhesives
  • Developing a Wearable? Be Sure to Understand the 'Science of Skin'

    Recent studies of 3M's medical adhesives evaluated skin wear time and more.

    December 1, 1901 Developing a Wearable? Be Sure to Understand the 'Science of Skin'
  • Ouch! Adhesives Should Protect, Not Hurt, the Skin

    When developing adhesives for the skin, early involvement of the material partner is critical. The skin has many features that affect how a material will adhere to and wear on its surface.

    December 1, 1901 Ouch! Adhesives Should Protect, Not Hurt, the Skin
  • Don’t stress new moms – how tech can help take the guesswork out of breastfeeding

    Motherhood. We knew it would rock our world. But no one told us – really told us – it would shake us to our core.

    December 1, 1901 Don’t stress new moms – how tech can help take the guesswork out of breastfeeding
  • The science of adhering to skin – it’s trickier than you think

    It’s an important job, to say the least. Our skin – the largest and fastest-growing organ in our bodies – is designed to protect us.

    December 1, 1901 The science of adhering to skin – it’s trickier than you think
  • Snoring 101: Why we snore and tips to stop

    What is the science behind snoring? Dr. Oyebode Taiwo, 3M’s global medical director, explains.

    December 1, 1901 Snoring 101: Why we snore and tips to stop
  • Six Stick-to-Skin Challenges Medical Device Engineers Must Understand

    It’s important for designers to understand the full scope of factors affecting adhesion and wear time. Health, age and environment are just a few aspects to keep in mind.

    December 1, 1901 Six Stick-to-Skin Challenges Medical Device Engineers Must Understand
  • Long-term adhesives: Patients have skin in the game

    Heather Thompson, editor with Medical Design & Outsourcing, wrote on her interview with Diana Eitzman, PhD.

    December 1, 1901 Long-term adhesives: Patients have skin in the game
  • MATTERbox Madness

    3M Medical Materials & Technologies team recently participated in the MATTERBOX Madness event along with many other Twin Cities companies, click to read more here.

    December 1, 1901 MATTERbox Madness
  • 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. — click here to learn more.

    December 1, 1901 Now's the time to sit up for yourself
  • 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—click here to learn more.

    December 1, 1901 Collecting a body of data
  • 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.

    December 1, 1901 Hope Is Powerful Medicine
  • Improving Diabetes Care One Drop at a Time

    Learn how one technology is making a host of new diabetes technologies possible.

    December 1, 1901 Improving Diabetes Care One Drop at a Time
  • Innovative Solutions for Diabetic Patients

    Learn more about the condition, and what's being done to address it.

    December 1, 1901 Innovative Solutions for Diabetic Patients
  • Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

    With a few practices and tools, you can maximize the health of your legs and feet.

    December 1, 1901 Tips for Diabetic Foot Care
  • Big Data Meets Diabetes

    Maria Fontanazza, editor with Med Tech Intelligence, wrote on the integration of data and diabetes in Big Data Meets Diabetes.

    December 1, 1901 Big Data Meets Diabetes
  • 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? Read more in 3M Newsroom article Science Behind the Strip.

    December 1, 1901 Science Behind the Strip
  • 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.

    December 1, 1901 Tricking the Brain to Treat It
  • Improving Diabetes Care One Drop at a Time

    Learn how one technology is making a host of new diabetes technologies possible in Improving Diabetes Care One Drop at a Time.

    December 1, 1901 Improving Diabetes Care One Drop at a Time
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EVENTS

  • MDM East

    3M will be located in booth 1521 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center’s MDM East on June 11-13, 2019.

    December 1, 1901 MDM East
  • Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia

    3M will be located in TBD at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia on June 11-13, 2019.

    December 1, 1901 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia
  • Medica

    3M will be located in 15C40 at Dusseldorf Germany’s Medica on November 18-21, 2019.

    December 1, 1901 Medica
  • Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    3M will be located in Sands, Halls A-D – 43731 at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 7-10, 2020.

    December 1, 1901 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
  • MDM West

    Medical Materials & Technologies will be located in booth 3213 at Anaheim Convention Center’s MDM West on February 11-13, 2020.

    December 1, 1901 MDM West
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