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History

For more than a century, people worldwide have looked to 3M for new products and ideas that solve everyday problems and make their lives easier and better. For decades, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories have trusted 3M as a dedicated partner supplying essential products designed to meet the unique needs of health professionals, thereby contributing to the advancement of better health practices, outcomes and quality of care.

Key points in Our History

  • 1948: 3M provides tapes for the medical market based on the company's innovative adhesives and films technology.
  • 1981: 3M introduces Tegaderm™ clear dressings for effective treatment of chronic wounds.
  • 2008: 3M introduces Tegaderm™ CHG dressing for IV sites, designed to help prevent bloodstream infections.

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