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3M Center, 275-5W-05, 55144 Saint Paul, MN
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18.11.2019

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Do you have an innovation you wish to discuss with our technical, business and cross-functional team? Contact us and explain a little about what you would like to discuss so we can have the right people in the meeting.

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Science of Skin Experts

As a medical device manufacturer, your key consideration when selecting a tape is ensuring proper adhesion to the patient's body. Whether it's affixed for several hours, a day, a week or even longer, your wearable device needs to stay attached to do its job. While adhesion is critical, there are other variables that need to be considered—such as ergonomic requirements, skin condition, the patient population and wear time.

Talk with our experts to learn more.

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FindMyAdhesive.com now in Multi-Language

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.

Find My Adhesive is an online resource that uses a series of project-specific questions to identify a list of the most appropriate medical adhesive suggestions. Each question is centered on an important consideration, such as the adhesive’s purpose (stick-to-skin, hold device components together or overlay / cover my device) and needs, such as wear time, the material you need to stick to and intended user, which works to narrow down the adhesives recommended for use. It’s free to use and, unlike other selection tools, does not require an account to access. If projects require extra assistance and feedback, users can contact a 3M medical adhesives expert directly through the site.

To help narrow down the right adhesive for your next medical device project, the Find My Adhesive product selector tool can be found at findmyadhesive.com and you can select your preferred language.

To learn more visit with our experts.

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Science Behind the Test Strip Experts

Manufacturing microfluidic devices requires sophisticated techniques. These sensitive strips or discs transport, protect and detect important samples of blood or other fluids that give patients and their caregivers the crucial information they need. Microfluidic devices are usually small and have intricate channels and circuits which require a lot of attention and care to assemble and manufacture.

Careful consideration of components used in microfluidic device design is important throughout the manufacturing commercialization process. Talk with our experts to learn more.

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19.11.2019

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all-day

Appointments by request

Do you have an innovation you wish to discuss with our technical, business and cross-functional team? Contact us and explain a little about what you would like to discuss so we can have the right people in the meeting.

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all-day

Science of Skin Experts

As a medical device manufacturer, your key consideration when selecting a tape is ensuring proper adhesion to the patient's body. Whether it's affixed for several hours, a day, a week or even longer, your wearable device needs to stay attached to do its job. While adhesion is critical, there are other variables that need to be considered—such as ergonomic requirements, skin condition, the patient population and wear time.

Talk with our experts to learn more.

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08:00

FindMyAdhesive.com now in Multi-Language

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.

Find My Adhesive is an online resource that uses a series of project-specific questions to identify a list of the most appropriate medical adhesive suggestions. Each question is centered on an important consideration, such as the adhesive’s purpose (stick-to-skin, hold device components together or overlay / cover my device) and needs, such as wear time, the material you need to stick to and intended user, which works to narrow down the adhesives recommended for use. It’s free to use and, unlike other selection tools, does not require an account to access. If projects require extra assistance and feedback, users can contact a 3M medical adhesives expert directly through the site.

To help narrow down the right adhesive for your next medical device project, the Find My Adhesive product selector tool can be found at findmyadhesive.com and you can select your preferred language.

To learn more visit with our experts.

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08:00

Science Behind the Test Strip Experts

Manufacturing microfluidic devices requires sophisticated techniques. These sensitive strips or discs transport, protect and detect important samples of blood or other fluids that give patients and their caregivers the crucial information they need. Microfluidic devices are usually small and have intricate channels and circuits which require a lot of attention and care to assemble and manufacture.

Careful consideration of components used in microfluidic device design is important throughout the manufacturing commercialization process. Talk with our experts to learn more.

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20.11.2019

Topic

all-day

Appointments by request

Do you have an innovation you wish to discuss with our technical, business and cross-functional team? Contact us and explain a little about what you would like to discuss so we can have the right people in the meeting.

More Less

all-day

Science of Skin Experts

As a medical device manufacturer, your key consideration when selecting a tape is ensuring proper adhesion to the patient's body. Whether it's affixed for several hours, a day, a week or even longer, your wearable device needs to stay attached to do its job. While adhesion is critical, there are other variables that need to be considered—such as ergonomic requirements, skin condition, the patient population and wear time.

Talk with our experts to learn more.

More Less

08:00

FindMyAdhesive.com now in Multi-Language

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.

Find My Adhesive is an online resource that uses a series of project-specific questions to identify a list of the most appropriate medical adhesive suggestions. Each question is centered on an important consideration, such as the adhesive’s purpose (stick-to-skin, hold device components together or overlay / cover my device) and needs, such as wear time, the material you need to stick to and intended user, which works to narrow down the adhesives recommended for use. It’s free to use and, unlike other selection tools, does not require an account to access. If projects require extra assistance and feedback, users can contact a 3M medical adhesives expert directly through the site.

To help narrow down the right adhesive for your next medical device project, the Find My Adhesive product selector tool can be found at findmyadhesive.com and you can select your preferred language.

To learn more visit with our experts.

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08:00

Science Behind the Test Strip Experts

Manufacturing microfluidic devices requires sophisticated techniques. These sensitive strips or discs transport, protect and detect important samples of blood or other fluids that give patients and their caregivers the crucial information they need. Microfluidic devices are usually small and have intricate channels and circuits which require a lot of attention and care to assemble and manufacture.

Careful consideration of components used in microfluidic device design is important throughout the manufacturing commercialization process. Talk with our experts to learn more.

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21.11.2019

Topic

all-day

Appointments by request

Do you have an innovation you wish to discuss with our technical, business and cross-functional team? Contact us and explain a little about what you would like to discuss so we can have the right people in the meeting.

More Less

all-day

Science of Skin Experts

As a medical device manufacturer, your key consideration when selecting a tape is ensuring proper adhesion to the patient's body. Whether it's affixed for several hours, a day, a week or even longer, your wearable device needs to stay attached to do its job. While adhesion is critical, there are other variables that need to be considered—such as ergonomic requirements, skin condition, the patient population and wear time.

Talk with our experts to learn more.

More Less

08:00

FindMyAdhesive.com now in Multi-Language

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.

Find My Adhesive is an online resource that uses a series of project-specific questions to identify a list of the most appropriate medical adhesive suggestions. Each question is centered on an important consideration, such as the adhesive’s purpose (stick-to-skin, hold device components together or overlay / cover my device) and needs, such as wear time, the material you need to stick to and intended user, which works to narrow down the adhesives recommended for use. It’s free to use and, unlike other selection tools, does not require an account to access. If projects require extra assistance and feedback, users can contact a 3M medical adhesives expert directly through the site.

To help narrow down the right adhesive for your next medical device project, the Find My Adhesive product selector tool can be found at findmyadhesive.com and you can select your preferred language.

To learn more visit with our experts.

More Less

08:00

Science Behind the Test Strip Experts

Manufacturing microfluidic devices requires sophisticated techniques. These sensitive strips or discs transport, protect and detect important samples of blood or other fluids that give patients and their caregivers the crucial information they need. Microfluidic devices are usually small and have intricate channels and circuits which require a lot of attention and care to assemble and manufacture.

Careful consideration of components used in microfluidic device design is important throughout the manufacturing commercialization process. Talk with our experts to learn more.

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Diagnostic Tests
  • 03.07  Other diagnostics
  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.01  Universal medical commodities
  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.17  Other commodities and consumer goods
  • 06  Information and Communication Technology
  • 06.03  Wearable technologies, smart textiles

Our products

Product category: Wearable technologies, smart textiles, Universal medical commodities, Other commodities and consumer goods

Wearable Medical Devices

Is adhesive innovation a key to unlocking future wearable medical device innovation?
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.”  Researchers are trying to find ways to enhance non-pharmaceutical therapies, digital monitoring and wearable devices to, for example, help the aging population live at home longer and improve virtual care. An industry goal is to offer increasingly effective, personalized monitoring of health and care delivery, so we can be more cognizant of what causes certain reactions and improve quality of care.

To address this growing need, device manufacturers are working to innovate how we’re able to monitor, such as making devices smaller, lighter and less invasive. To  achieve some of these advancements, one solution they turn to is adhesives. Adhesives can play a critical role in a wearable device’s overall success, whether it’s adhering device components together or sticking devices to skin.

With such a crucial role in device functionality, it’s paramount that adhesives evolve along with wearable medical devices to foster continued innovation.

How can adhesives help save the day? They provide solutions to pesky design challenges, symbiotically interact with other device components and help protect the end user from harm.

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Product category: Other diagnostics, Universal medical commodities, Other commodities and consumer goods, Wearable technologies, smart textiles

FindMyAdhesive.com

Find My Adhesive is an online resource that uses a series of project-specific questions to identify a list of the most appropriate medical adhesive suggestions. Each question is centered on an important consideration, such as the adhesive’s purpose (stick-to-skin, hold device components together or overlay / cover my device) and needs, such as wear time, the material you need to stick to and intended user, which works to narrow down the adhesives recommended for use.

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Product category: Other diagnostics, Universal medical commodities, Other commodities and consumer goods, Wearable technologies, smart textiles

Microfluidic Solutions

When it comes to microfluidics—3M gets it. We are your trusted source for advanced materials and technologies used in the design and manufacture of microfluidic devices. Today microfluidics 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.

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Sep 17, 2019

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. To get your next medical device project headed in the right direction, learn about the unique characteristics of skin as a substrate and how to overcome these challenges when selecting an adhesive.

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Jul 1, 2019

Matching the Adhesive to the Wearable Medical Device

What do you need to discuss with your adhesive supplier at the start of a medical device design process?

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Jul 1, 2019

Developments & Innovations in Medical Tapes - Freedonia Analysis

This release leverages our Golden Mousetrap Award win: “Developments & innovations in medical tapes – Freedonia analysis”. Freedonia is the research group behind the release, and it uses 4077’s award win as a way to discuss medical adhesive industry trends.

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Jun 1, 2019

Care Points: The Current State of Point of Care Diagnostics

Point-of-care medical devices are helping find new ways to treat age-old problems. Medical Product Outsourcing recently spoke with 3M’s Dave Franta about microfluidic device development. Here’s what he had to say.

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Jun 1, 2019

8 medical device industry supplier innovations you need to know

When it comes to adhesive solutions, extended-wear and skin-friendliness can sometimes be mutually exclusive. Medical Design & Outsourcing spoke with 3M’s Marcello Napol about our new medical adhesive that can achieve both and be used with different backings. Here’s what he had to say.

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May 1, 2019

Consider carefully: Adhesive selection for a better medical device

The “tape is tape” mindset doesn’t hold up when it comes to designing a medical device. Here’s what you need to consider early in the development phase to avoid problems later on. Click

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Feb 1, 2019

Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection

Selecting an adhesive when designing a wearable medical device is not a trivial exercise. Too often the adhesive selection process is executed with the mindset “tape is tape” — a major oversimplification; or, it's assumed that the strongest adhesive for every application is the best choice.

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Feb 1, 2019

How adhesives are key to unlocking wearable medical device innovation

It turns out that adhesives are a critical component to the success of wearables. Adhesives provide solutions to design challenges and help protect users’ skin from harm.

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About us

Company details

More than a century ago, 3M started as a small-scale mining venture in Northern Minnesota, then named Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Now a global powerhouse, our products improve the daily lives of people around the world. 

But our success and longevity were not apparent from the start. We tried. We failed. We tried something new. Repeat cycle. Innovation and perseverance drove our founders, and it continues to drive 3Mers today. 
 
From Humble Beginnings to Fortune 500
When 3M began in 1902, our five founders had a simple goal: to mine for corundum, a mineral ideal for making sandpaper and grinding wheels. Turns out, what they thought was corundum was really another low-grade mineral called anorthosite.

Discovering the poor-quality mineral could have caused an early end to our fledgling company, but our founders persisted. Why? Because something more important was born that first year: the spirit of innovation and collaboration that forms the foundation of 3M today. So instead of calling it quits, we turned to different materials, applied them to other products, gained the trust of important investors and built up sales little by little.

Scientific, technical and marketing innovations produced success upon success over the years, eventually making 3M a constant name on the Fortune 500 list. Today, more than 60,000 3M products are used in homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and other industries. One third of our sales come from products invented within the past five years, thanks to innovations from the thousands of researchers and scientists we employ around the world.

With corporate operations in 70 countries and sales in 200, we are committed to creating the technology and products that advance every company, enhance every home and improve every life.

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Number of employees

> 5000