Thursday, September 05, 2013

3M Debuts Food Safety Molecular Detection Assay for Listeria monocytogenes

The new 3M molecular detection assay for Listeria monocytogenes is the fourth test available for the 3M molecular detection system, which provides pure and simple testing for dangerous pathogens in a variety of food matrices.

A breakthrough for the food and beverage industry, the 3M molecular detection assays use isothermal amplification of nucleic acid sequences, plus bioluminescence to detect the amplification. Presumptive positive results are delivered in real-time while negative results are displayed after the assay is completed.

The 3M molecular detection system is an innovative solution that is fast, cost-effective and easy to use, without sacrificing sensitivity or specificity.

Niki Montgomery, global marketing and development manager for 3M Food Safety explains that Listeria monocytogenes is a highly dangerous pathogen that remains a serious concern in the food processing industry.

Introduced to food processors, third-party reference laboratories and other customers in December 2011, the 3M molecular detection system offers a simple and reliable solution for detecting the pathogen through the application of rapid, qualitative technology to enriched food as well as food process samples.


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