3M is committed to the support of Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) where a mutual interest exists, expanding the breadth of scientific and technical knowledge related to 3M’s products.
3M Health Care Business is a global leader offering innovative products and solutions for critical care, chronic care, infection prevention, oral care, health information management, drug delivery and food safety. 3M provides trusted products that help promote health and improve the quality, cost and outcomes of care.
3M is committed to the support of Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) where a mutual interest exists, expanding the breadth of scientific and technical knowledge related to 3M’s products. Investigator Sponsored Research includes independently-developed clinical studies or basic research entirely initiated, conducted and managed by a non-company researcher (e.g. individual researcher, institution, collaborative study group, cooperative group) in accordance with applicable legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements. Researchers may request support in the form of 3M product or technology, research funding, or both.
3M Infection Prevention: Connecting science and clinical expertise has made the Infection Prevention Division a global leader in providing healthcare solutions, safeguarding patients around the world. We are innovating to zero preventable Surgical Site Infections, ensuring safer surgeries for every patient. A broad array of solutions in the fight against hospital-acquired infections which include trusted products used in the OR as well as monitoring products that provide sterility assurance along with high quality products that ensure proper cardio monitoring. Popular products include but are not limited to: 3M™ Surgical Clippers, 3M™ Skin & Nasal Prep, 3M™ DuraPrep™, 3M™ SoluPrep™, 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drapes, 3M™ Avagard™ CHG, 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Temperature Monitoring Systems, 3M™ Attest™ sterility products, 3M™ Littmann™ Stethoscopes and 3M™ Red Dot™ Electrodes.
3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions: All of our products are meant to make your job easier and provide a better experience for your patients. From medical tapes and adhesive skin closures to barrier creams and dressings, we want to help get your patient better outcomes. Trusted products which help to reduce the risk of catheter related bloodstream infection, secure vascular catheters and clinical devices to the skin, simplify and improve skin health and treatment of both acute and chronic wounds. 3M’s Securement product line is designed to provide securement to skin for a variety of devices, achieving the clinical goal of providing proper securement while minimizing associated damage due to adhesive related skin. Popular products include but are not limited to: Tegaderm™ dressings, IV Site dressings, Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant, Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream, Coban™ 2 Layer compression system, medical tapes, Curos™ disinfecting caps, and Steri-Strips™ Adhesive Skin Closures.
Provides innovative, high quality dental and orthodontic solutions. Trusted brand products in dentistry such as Filtek™ restoratives, Relyx™ impressioning materials, Lava™ crown materials and Clinpro™ preventive products prevent disease and simplify the restorative procedure. Clarity™, Smartclip™, Incognito™ and Victory Series™ brackets and appliances and APC™ flash-free adhesives help shorten the orthodontic treatment process with high-quality esthetics.
Working with providers, payers and government agencies to anticipate and navigate a changing healthcare landscape. 3M provides healthcare performance measurement and management solutions, analysis and strategic services that help clients move from volume to value-based health care, resulting in millions of dollars in savings, improved provider performance and higher quality care. 3M’s innovative software is designed to raise the bar for computer-assisted coding, clinical documentation improvement, performance monitoring, quality outcomes reporting and terminology management.
Drug Delivery Systems: Solutions for inhalation or transdermal drug delivery technology. Technologies include but are not limited to Hollow microstructured Transdermal System™ (hMTS™) and Toll-like Receptor (TLR) agonists (TLR7, TLR8, TLR7/8).
Offers product applications to help you meet and maintain your food quality standards. Our products deliver, lower operational costs, testing reliability and offer worldwide product support.
3M may support Investigator Sponsored Research with 3M products, as permitted under local laws and regulations, provided the research contemplated is consistent with company priorities.
Research generally eligible to be considered for 3M support:
Researchers submitting to 3M should have appropriate training and knowledge in the applicable therapeutic area; as well as appropriately trained staff and facilities to conduct the research. Researchers should also be adhering to the following guidelines: Good Clinical Practice (GCP); Good Documentation Practice (GDP); and as applicable; Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). Additional regulations may apply.
The following list includes the general requirements needed for submission of an initial concept to 3M. It is recommended that the researchers review the areas below prior to submission of a concept to 3M.
All studies require the following information:
Submitted Concepts will be reviewed by 3M. Additional Information may be requested, which may include, but is not limited to: additional scientific information (i.e. protocol), anticipated publications, detailed budget, etc.
ISR Submissions may be made anytime. Only FULL and COMPLETE proposals will be reviewed. Requests will be reviewed as soon as possible; however actual review times may vary depending on numerous factors. The pictorial below demonstrates the high-level process.
3M strives to provide a response to your application within four (4) weeks of receipt of a complete submission. Submission of a concept does not express or imply nor guarantee approval or support.
ISR Submissions may be made anytime. Only FULL and COMPLETE proposals will be reviewed. Requests will be reviewed as soon as possible; however actual review times may vary depending on numerous factors.
Yes, a submission may still be made.
No. At this time, the system is configured for English only.
The portal system will permit users to save along the way. If there are mandatory fields, which are not complete, the submission will not be sent to 3M. All mandatory fields must be completed prior to submission to 3M.
Yes. Submissions may be withdrawn at any time by either the submitter or 3M.
No. Researchers must be ensure that appropriate resources are available for the conduct of the study.