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January 7, 2014
10:03 EDTMMM3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Plate receives AOAC-PTM approval
3M Food Safety announced today that its new 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate has received certification from the AOAC Research Instituteís Performance Tested Methods, or PTM, Program. The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Plate was first introduced in September 2013 as an indicator test that enables the detection of yeasts and molds in as little as 48 hours, faster than conventional agar methods. The AOAC-PTM certification validates 3Mís innovative test as equivalent to or better than standard reference methods for enumerating yeast and mold within food products including yogurt, sour cream, almonds, sliced apples, frozen bread dough, ready-made pie, sandwiches, dehydrated soup, fermented salami, and frozen ground beef patties. The AOAC Research Institute bases certification of methods on independent study results demonstrating that a given method meets the claims expressed in package inserts. Specific studies performed as part of this certification involved robustness, inclusivity/exclusivity, and lot-to-lot/stability as well as comparison tests with FDA BAM and ISO reference methods.
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August 26, 2014
09:22 EDTMMM3M reaches group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc
3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions announces that it has reached a group purchasing agreement with health care alliance company Premier, Inc. for multiple catheter securement and stability products. In a move aimed at bringing greater economic efficiencies to Premierís more than 100,000 health care provider members, the new agreement allows them to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier. The purchasing contract covers products including Tegaderm CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressings and Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings as well as the 3M PICC/ CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing, a sutureless securement system.
August 25, 2014
09:01 EDTMMM3M Company announces investment in Smart Energy Instruments
3M New Ventures Ė the corporate venture arm of 3M Ė announced an equity stake in Toronto-based Smart Energy Instruments, a move that will further accelerate SEIís efforts in developing electronic chipsets with high-precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids, as well as give 3M a bigger presence in the energy sector. The investment from 3M New Ventures comes as several existing stakeholders also bolstered their equity in SEI, including Venturelink Funds, ArcTern Ventures and the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. Together, the financing round, led by 3M New Ventures, totaled $5M. Other details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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