Today, 3M Health Care announced it has been honored with a Silver Edison Award for Quality of Life in the Lifestyle and Social Impact category for its 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape and a Silver Edison Award for Analytic Systems in the Science/Medical category for its Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate. The Edison Awards, established in 1987, recognize the most innovative products in the world.
Winners were announced at The Edison Best Products Award Gala in New York City on April 26. Nominees were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine.
3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape, a next generation medical tape introduced by 3M Skin and Wound Care, integrates 3M’s adhesive technology with a silicone base to provide an optimal balance of securement and gentleness. The new technology allows this repositionable tape to be removed easily and harmlessly from patients’ skin, catering especially well to pediatric and aging patients and increasing nurse satisfaction.
“This new tape was developed to minimize skin trauma caused by adhesive removal while enhancing patient comfort and safety, so it’s a special honor to receive an award recognizing its benefits to lifestyle and social impact,” said Paul Keel, president of 3M Skin and Wound Care Division. “We see medical tape touch almost every patient every day and the gentle removal of this tape furthers our ultimate goal of improving the lives of patients worldwide.”The Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria is a testing method developed by 3M Food Safety in collaboration with its food processing customers. This procedure provides a simpler way of testing food and environmental samples for their concentration of lactic acid bacteria, which can affect the shelf life, as well as the flavor and color of products. In addition to allowing for less waste in the food supply chain due to the ability to bring about longer-lasting shelf lives, 3M’s Lactic Acid Bacteria testing procedure offers processors the environmental benefits of needing less incubator space in the lab, and fewer chemicals and waste in their testing.
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