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3M to Acquire Imtec Corp.

Posted by dentalinsider on May 16, 2008

Here is the press release.

Because of our existing relationship, a relationship we value and want to
continue to strengthen, we wanted you to know that 3M announced today that
it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IMTEC Corp., a manufacturer
of dental implants and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning
equipment for dental and medical radiology headquartered in Ardmore,
Oklahoma.

This acquisition gives 3M access to two of the fastest growing segments in
the dental industry. “Our combined digital products and expertise will
enable a digital ‘total restorative’ approach with more options than ever,
including IMTEC implants, 3MTM ESPETM LavaTM crowns, and 3M’s advanced
digital workflow solutions,” said Jeffrey Lavers, vice president and
general manager, 3M ESPE. “Together, we will have an end-to-end
implantology solution, making the process easier, faster and better for
dentists everywhere.”

Like most companies in the implant space, the IMTEC business is a direct
business model. We plan to maintain that approach with this business.
IMTEC will operate as a stand alone subsidiary. This acquisition does not
impact our commitment to continue to work with you in serving the dental
market and exploring ways to strengthen our relations. It does not affect
any other aspect of our current business with you.

DI

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One Response to “3M to Acquire Imtec Corp.”

  1. Dental Guy said

    Very interesting! 3M did a fantastic job integrating OMNI Preventive Care into their ESPE division. Hopefully, this will work out for them.

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