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27th July 2015  Content supplied by: 3M

3M Next Generation Assays for Detecting Foodborne Pathogens

New generation of tests kicks off with Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes solutions

Expanding on the innovative 3M™ Molecular Detection System now relied on by food processors, laboratories, universities and government agencies in over 45 countries for reliable pathogen testing results, 3M Food Safety announces a next generation of 3M™ Molecular Detection Assays: the 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria and 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes. Based on the same combination of advanced technologies used in all 3M Molecular Detection Assays – isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection – these next-generation assays use new chemistry to deliver accurate results with shorter enrichment times and improved productivity.

Applicable to environmental samples and a broad range of food types (dairy products, ready-to-eat and raw meats, fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables) and using a standard enrichment medium, the next generation assays for Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes provide a faster time-to-result after as little as 24 hours of enrichment. These assays use a streamlined workflow that is 30 percent faster than first generation assays, enabled by new lysis chemistry that utilizes proprietary 3M nanotechnology and features a unique color-change indicator for increased control during assay processing. This results in fewer steps for today’s busy pathogen testing laboratories looking to enhance productivity, without compromising accuracy.

For existing customers, the ability to transition from original to new assays has been made seamless. First and second generation assays can be run simultaneously using the same robust and compact 3M™ Molecular Detection Instrument, maintaining high efficiency and productivity in the laboratory. In order to use the new assays on their existing instrument, customers simply need to download and install a free software upgrade available at www.3M.com/foodsafety. In addition to making the new assay platform compatible, the software enhancements feature a redesigned user interface and new features that allow for easier, more efficient data entry and improved administrative control.



Date Published: 27th July 2015

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