3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) is suing Salisbury, Mass.-based Andover Healthcare Inc. for patent infringement.
Just a day after Eden Prairie, Minn.-based SurModics Inc. (NSDQ:SRDX), said it would formally respond to Ramius LLC’s efforts to name three people to its board of directors, the company announced it had named a new CEO and would explore a sale of its pharmaceuticals business.
3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) won a patent victory against anti-microbial mask maker Safe Life Corp., with a federal judge in Minnesota ruling that three Safe Life respirators infringe patents owned by the Minneapolis conglomerate.
Judge Patrick Schiltz of the U.S. District Court for Minnesota issued a consent decree finding that thee respirators made by Williston, Vt.-based Safe Life infringe the 3M patents, which cover "Method Of Making A Respirator That Has A Fluorinated Electret" and "Electret Filter Media."
3M Corp. (NYSE:MMM) said Thursday it will pay $810 million to purchase Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Arizant Inc., a maker of products that help keep patients warm in hospitals, especially during surgeries.
The St. Paul, Minn.-based manufacturing giant not only makes Scotch tape and Post-It notes, it boasts a sizable healthcare business, including technology to help reduce hospital infections.