3M Partnership With Cummins Expected to Increase Production of Filters for Powered Air Purifying Respirators
The partnership has the potential to more than double the current production of filters for 3M’s PAPRs.
Over the last several weeks and months, 3M and its employees have gone above and beyond to manufacture as many N95 respirators as possible for the U.S. market. Yesterday, the Administration formally invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to require 3M to prioritize orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for our N95 respirators.
3M™ SoluPrep™ Film-Forming Sterile Surgical Solution an Advanced Surgical Skin Prep Solution Aiding in Patient Infection Prevention
10/9/18: The new product leverages 3M’s expertise in polymer and adhesive technology in the form of a proprietary 3M™ Prep Protection Film. When the copolymer film dries, it forms a water-insoluable film on the skin, helping the proven bacteria-killing agent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) stay on a patient’s skin and able to withstand the rigors of simulated surgical conditions – including repetitive wiping.
9/7/18: “Customer input is critical in evaluating the performance and effectiveness of any product to maximize performance,” said Himanshu Nivsarkar, Global Marketing Manager, 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division. “With the Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier, customers experience benefits in typical monoclonal antibody purification processes, including nominal 30% HCP and greater than 4 log DNA reduction. It has a consistent output turbidity (<5 NTU) leading to potential downsizing of the sterilizing grade membrane and increased product purity post-protein A. This also reduces turbidity post viral inactivation/neutralization step leading to a lower impurities load on the downstream AEX column, thus allowing customers to optimize their processes.”