Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Biotechnology

To create products for the health sciences, 3M applies its unusual combination of strengths in material science, surface characterization, filtration, and biology. Among the results: remarkably durable dental restoratives, biocompatible surgical tapes and dressings, transdermal patches for drug delivery, antimicrobial cleansers, and sterilization sensors.

Technology Facts

  • First Application Surgical drapes (1948)
  • Now Innovating 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay for Salmonella
  • Markets Food Processing, Health Care, Janitorial Service

Technology Facts

  • Core Products Petri Film™, Clean Trace™, Avagard™, Ioban™, Tegaderm™, Nexcare™, Micropore™, Filtek™
  • 3M Business Unit Health Care, Consumer