3M Drug Delivery Systems

July 1, 2013

3M offers a continuum of services to meet the full spectrum of customer needs throughout the transdermal manufacturing process from robust process design to scale up and final product commercial manufacturing.

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Start-to-Finish Transdermal Development and Manufacturing Services

3M offers a continuum of services to meet the full spectrum of customer needs throughout the transdermal manufacturing process from robust process design to scale up and final product commercial manufacturing. Multiple 3M locations work together to provide a smooth transition from early development to commercial manufacturing:

1) Product development facilities that focus on the early stages of development

2) Process technology center—a pilot-scale facility focused on experimentation and process optimization

3) Commercial manufacturing site providing efficiency, quality and service.

All 3M facilities utilize scalable equipment and processes to minimize risk associated with site-to-site transfers.

Comprehensive transdermal product development and manufacturing capabilities allow 3M to be fully flexible to meet the requirements of customer projects. 3M works with customers at any stage of product development; whether it is a molecule for formulation in a transdermal system, a transdermal system ready for scale-up or an approved product for commercial manufacturing. In nearly any situation, 3M's experts are experienced in the processes necessary to transfer the technology and data, and perform the necessary regulatory work in a time-sensitive manner.

Emphasis on Quality

"Quality is top-of-mind for 3M staff at every step in the development and manufacturing processes," said Keyana Hughes, manufacturing product manager for 3M Drug Delivery Systems. "Our manufacturing facility adheres to strict GMP and in-process controls that meet customer expectations, as well as US and other global regulatory requirements."

Lean Six Sigma methodology is also a key factor in 3M's manufacturing efficiency. This discipline has been applied to manufacturing lines to achieve the most efficient layouts and material movements, and ongoing projects highlight ways to streamline operations, eliminate variation, and deliver a competitive advantage to customers.

3M Innovation Improving Every Life

As a trusted transdermal manufacturer, the global team of 3M Drug Delivery Systems experts is passionate about helping customers successfully bring cost-effective, high-quality, and patient-friendly products to market that will improve patients' lives.

3M Drug Delivery Systems has the experience, services, and capacity to meet your development and manufacturing needs. With our proven experience and commitment to quality and innovation, we stand ready to partner with you to develop your next successful commercial product.

Contact a 3M representative to learn more about how 3M's transdermal manufacturing and development process can help meet your transdermal product needs. Learn more at 3M.com/DDS.