3M Food Safety (Microbiology) has introduced an innovative line of molecular detection systems designed for pathogen detection in the food industry.
3M had decades earlier transformed the food processing industry with 3M petrifilm plates.
The new 3M molecular detection system is a fast, accurate and easy-to-use method of detecting dangerous pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli O157 and Listeria that can shut down businesses and threaten public health.
The 3M molecular detection systems combine unique technologies involving isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection.
Designed with the testing needs of the customers in mind, 3M has created a compact, simple and robust system that offers easy implementation and low maintenance without compromising accuracy and reliability.
According to Dr Martin Wiedmann, a Professor in Cornell University’s Department of Food Science who studied the system’s analysis of samples taken from meat-packing, seafood processing and retail locations, key benefits of the system include the small footprint as well as quick delivery of results after sample enrichment.
He adds that the 3M molecular detection system illustrates the potential of isothermal methods for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens.