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United by purpose.

  • 3M and KCI are bringing together their science, technology and comprehensive solutions to redefine what's possible in healthcare.


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Together, 3M & KCI will help improve outcomes for patients and customers.

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    United to help patients get back to what matters.

    Every patient has a story. And when you’re recovering from an injury, comfort and creating an environment that promotes healing become your top priority—and ours too. That’s why 3M and KCI have joined forces. Focusing across the health care continuum, our unified mission is to continue innovating science-based wound care technologies that enhance environments of healing.

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    United to make a difference to restore quality of life.

    We know that wound and surgical care combines both knowledge and art—requiring skill, instinct and expertise. But it’s also a science, and that’s why 3M and KCI have united.

    What does that look like? Revolutionary skin protectants. Groundbreaking negative pressure wound and surgical incision management. Smart compression systems. Best-in-class medical tapes, innovative patient warming and peri-op solutions—all touchpoints along the patient journey.

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    United to change what’s possible.

    What happens when you bring together passionate people and innovative technology? You have an opportunity to make an impact like never before.

    3M welcomes the dedicated people, solutions and technologies of KCI with our own. With more comprehensive solutions to address the needs of patients and customers  today—and a commitment to explore the technologies of tomorrow—we’re ready to improve outcomes and optimize value in healthcare settings around the world.


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Frequently Asked Questions about 3M and KCI

  • Why did 3M acquire KCI?
    Advanced wound care is a priority for 3M. This acquisition builds on 3M’s strategic commitment to invest in our Health Care business and extends 3M’s presence in advanced and surgical wound care solutions. This acquisition bolsters our Medical Solutions Division’s business and supports our growth strategy to advance science to offer comprehensive advanced and surgical wound care solutions that improve patient outcomes, enhance the patient and provider experience and deliver better value.
  • Acelity is a leading global medical technology company focused on advanced wound care and specialty surgical applications. KCI was a subsidiary of Acelity. The company is well known for creating and growing new segments based on the ability to identify and address unmet clinical needs with KCI-branded products that advance the practice of medicine, beginning with the introduction of V.A.C.® Therapy - groundbreaking Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. Today, the KCI product offering also includes advanced wound dressings and negative pressure surgical incision management systems. KCI’s solutions contribute to better health outcomes by enhancing wound healing.
  • We believe combining 3M’s science, trusted brand, comprehensive solutions and global reach with KCI’s offerings and patient-focused technologies provides significant benefits to our customers. As a leading global provider of medical products, 3M offers a range of integrated solutions across the entire continuum of care, enabling better outcomes, improving the patient experience, and delivering strong economic value in today’s value-based care environment. Together with Acelity, we look forward to applying 3M science to bring differentiated offerings to key wound and operative care solutions worldwide.
  • At this time, it is ‘business as usual’ as we begin the process of assessing the best way to bring our comprehensive solutions together and align our teams to deliver even more innovative offerings and a consistent customer experience.
  • Please contact the sales rep you are currently working with or have worked with in the past, and they will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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