New Portfolio of 3M Medical Assembly Products Provides Innovations for a Changing Regulatory Environment

Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:17am EST

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Solutions for bonding, fastening, attaching and identification withstand
cleaning, disinfection and sterilization
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(Business Wire)--
3M announces a new portfolio of medical design products created to meet the
industry`s changing regulatory requirements. 3M Medical Assembly Solutions give
medical design professionals reliable tools for bonding, fastening, attaching
and identification. In addition to providing the outstanding performance that
users have come to expect from 3M products, these solutions have also been
tested and proven to be stable through protocols for cleaning, disinfection and

The industry`s shift toward design for reusable medical devices is demanding an
increased focus on sterilization between uses. 3M`s solutions give medical
device OEMs a broad portfolio of products-including adhesives, bonding tapes,
adhesive transfer tapes, reclosable fasteners, label materials, and more-that
are able to withstand the sterilization methods outlined by industry
requirements. With solutions engineered for a range of medical products, 3M is
bringing its expertise in health care, regulatory compliance and manufacturing
to the medical design community. The company`s global presence and long track
record as an innovative provider of adhesives and components for health care
manufacturers have already made it a trusted partner to medical design companies
around the world. 

"We are proud to be industry leaders in aligning a portfolio to meet these
requirements for reusable medical devices," said Tim Dwyer, OEM medical device
business manager, 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division. "With
comprehensive offerings in bonding, fastening, attaching and identification, we
can help medical design professionals confidently create products that will meet
the industry`s high standards." 

Representatives of 3M Medical Design Solutions will be available to answer
questions and inform visitors about the new portfolio at MD&M West, Feb. 12-14
in Anaheim, Calif. 3M Medical Design Solutions will be located at booth 3119.
Additionally, Rebecca Johnson, technology solutions manager for the 3M
Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, will present an Innovation Brief,
entitled "Medical Design Solutions for Medical Device Assembly," at the show on
Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m. at booth 637. 

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For 3M
Emily Wozniak, 612-342-9635
Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
Connie Thompson, 651-733-8914
3M Public Relations & Corporate Communications

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