Stand A17

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Every day, across the globe, trusted solutions from 3M are helping food industry professionals succeed in achieving the highest food safety standards possible. We develop, manufacture and market reliable products that cover a broad spectrum of testing needs:

• Advanced Pathogen & Toxin Detection
• Convenient Indicator Organism Testing
• High quality Sample Handling
• Rapid Hygiene Monitoring & Allergen Control
• Fast, reliable End Product Screening
• Supply chain Product Temperature Monitoring


3M™ Molecular Detection System

The 3M™ Molecular Detection System is a fast, accurate and easy-to-use pathogen detection system, powered by an innovative combination of two technologies - Isothermal DNA Amplification and Bioluminescence Detection.

The system gives positive results in as early as 15 minutes and negative results in 75 minutes.


Press releases

  • 3M Molecular Detection Assay for E. coli O157 (including H7) receives AOAC-PTM approval

    3M’s Food Safety business has received AOAC-PTM Certification (#071202) for its 3M Molecular Detection Assay for E. coli O157 (including H7) from the AOAC Research Institute’s Performance Tested MethodsSM Program. This PTM validation follows an earlier validation of the Salmonella assay from the AOAC Research Institute.

    The 3M Molecular Detection System combines two innovative technologies – isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection – to provide a fast and reliable method of pathogen detection in enriched food, feed and food process environmental samples.

    “We are very excited about this validation and what it means for the 3M Molecular Detection System,” said Matt Bricknell, technical service specialist, 3M. “AOAC-PTM approval of 3M’s Salmonella and E. coli O157 assays are the first of numerous validations we are seeking for this product line, emphasising the value of a pathogen detection solution that’s fast, accurate, easy-to-use and affordable.”

    Visit 3M at Lab Innovations 2012 (#A17) or www.3m.co.uk/pathogens


  • 3M receives Silver Edison Award for Aerobic Testing Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria

    Global technology company 3M has been honoured with a Silver Edison Award for its Petrifilm Aerobic count plate. The Edison Awards, established in 1987, recognise the most innovative products in the world. 3M received the accolade for Analytic Systems in the Science/Medical category for its aerobic testing procedure for lactic acid bacteria using the Petrifilm plate.

    Nominees were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine. Winners were announced at an Award Gala in New York.

    The Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria is a testing method developed by 3M’s Food Safety department in collaboration with its food processing customers. This procedure provides a simple way of testing food and environmental samples for their concentration of lactic acid bacteria, which can affect the shelf life, as well as the flavour and colour of products. The procedure generates less waste in the food supply chain due to its ability to bring about longer-lasting shelf lives. It also offers processors the environmental benefits of needing less incubator space in the lab compared to traditional methods, and fewer chemicals and waste in their testing.
    “We are honoured to receive this Edison Award as a recognition of 3M’s commitment to bring innovative solutions to the food safety industry that are easy to use, more practical and more cost-effective,” said Francine Savage, vice president and general manager for Food Safety at 3M. “By developing the product alongside our customers, we created a result that can be far-reaching and long-lasting.”

    For more information, www.3m.com/foodsafety


Product news

  • 3M unveils innovative technology for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens

    3M’s Food Safety business has launched a fast, accurate and easy-to-use pathogen detection system.
    The new 3M Molecular Detection System, based on an innovative combination of two technologies - isothermal DNA amplification and ATP bioluminescence - delivers highly sensitive results in a simple format.
    Amplification and detection occur simultaneously and continuously during the exponential phase indicating the presence of target organism DNA in real time, giving positive results in as early as 15-20 minutes and negative results in 75 minutes.
    Individual assays for Salmonella, E. coli O157 (including H7) and Listeria spp are available in easy to distinguish colour coded kits. With ready-made reagents and only one test protocol for all target pathogens, the system is easy to use, allows for multiple pathogen detection during each run and reduces the chance for human error or contamination.
    The technology has been evaluated with a variety of food types, including dairy produce, meats, processed foods, and food processing-related environmental samples.
    Compact and portable with no need for recalibration after moving, the system is versatile and the software can run up to four instruments at a time to increase throughput. The technology avoids the need for complex, costly, high maintenance instrumentation and the system is robust and easy to clean.
    “Food processors and contract labs now have the specificity and sensitivity required for pathogen detection without compromising on productivity,” said Damian Doherty, 3M Food Safety. “The accuracy and time to results of the Molecular Detection System are designed to help technicians make critical decisions faster, whilst protecting brands and ensuring public health.”
    For more details about the new innovation join a free on-demand webcast presented by 3M and Professor Stephen Forsythe of Nottingham Trent University. To view visit www.3m.co.uk/pathogens


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