3M, St Paul, Minn, has completed its acquisition of TOP-Service fÜr Lingualtechnik GmbH, an orthodontic technology and services company based in Bad Essen, Germany, offering Incognito, a digital lingual orthodontic solution. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
TOP will produce synergies with Lingualcare Inc, which was acquired by 3M Unitek in 2007 and sells lingual orthodontic solutions under the iBraces brand.
TOP-Service fÜr Lingualtechnik GmbH was founded in 1997. It offers services ranging from computer-controlled production of individually formed lingual brackets and archwires to high-grade professional courses for interested orthodontists, posters, and patient information material.
3M produces thousands of products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms—often in combination—to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.