Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2012 -- 3M is a global diversified technology company with a market presence in six business segments: Health Care; Industrial and Transportation; Display and Graphics; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security and Protection Services; and Electro and Communications. The company has operations in more than 60 countries and its products are sold in nearly 200 countries worldwide. The group employs more than 80,000 people worldwide.
The Health Care division serves markets that include medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, and health information systems. Products and services provided to these and other markets include medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug-delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, food safety products and health information systems.
At the time of writing, 3M Health Care operated through the following lines of business:
Medical: Infection Prevention
Medical: Skin and Wound Care
3M Littmann Stethoscopes
Medical Supplies & OEM Products
Health Information Systems
Oral Care: Dental (3M ESPE)
Oral Care: Orthodontics (3M Unitek)
Food Safety (Microbiology)
Drug Delivery Systems
Veterinary Products (Animal Care).
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This report does not include details on 3M's Food Safety and Veterinary operations.
In the year ended 31st December 2011, 3M Health Care reported sales of US$5,031 million, which represented 17% of the 3M group's total revenue.
3M's competitors in the wound care market include Smith & Nephew, Kinetic Concepts, ConvaTec and Coloplast. In the health information systems market, 3M's principal rivals are Agfa, GE Healthcare, Siemens and Philips. In the dental and orthodontic sector, 3M competes with Prestige Dental, Kerr Dentistry, Dentsply and Patterson Dental. In the drug-delivery market, Respironics and Novosis are the main competitors faced by 3M.
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Table providing in-depth five-year financial analysis
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Research and Development How much has been invested in R&D?
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