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3M earned the Most Innovative Company honor this year with 95 innovations launched, once again placing the company in the top spot of the Index with 25 percent more innovations than any other dental company.
There are a few things that seem to be constant in life, among them death, taxes, and 3M winning yet another honor for its hard work and creativity.
3M was recently named as the industry’s most innovative company, according to The Anaheim Group’s “Innovation Index.” It was the 11th straight year the company has earned the achievement. This year’s honor was earned with 95 innovations launched, once again placing the company in the top spot of the Index with 25 percent more innovations than any other dental company.
The Anaheim Group’s index combines the number of EC/WIPO patents, U.S. patents and U.S. 510(k) clearances, and has been said to be the dental industry’s best measure of overall technical strength and capability.
With 3M’s stated commitment to improving lives through science, their goal is to improve upon their own innovations. The maker of award-winning products under such brands as Filtek™, RelyX™ and Scotchbond™, 3M’s solutions reportedly are often sourced from within its own walls. Interdisciplinary collaborations have inspired many of 3M’s most well-known innovations in the dental industry, including the use of zirconia restorative materials and introducing nanotechnology for enhanced esthetics and strength in universal restorative material.
“Receiving the Most Innovative honor for more than a decade is a testament to what 3M excels at – applying science to help keep people healthy,” said James D. Ingebrand, vice president & general manager, Oral Care Solutions Division of 3M. “Every day, we explore new ways to impact lives, as we consistently pursue new product and process innovations with a focus on promoting lifelong oral health for all.”