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9th April 2019  Content supplied by: 3M Food Safety

3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate Wins Gold at 2019 Edison Awards

3M have announced that the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate has been recognized with a Gold Edison Award™ in the Lab Advancements category. The innovation award was presented to the company as part of the recent 2019 Edison Awards gala event at The Capitale in New York City.

Designated for Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose inventions and product development methods changed the world and made him a household name, the Edison Awards have been honoring the most innovative new products and services for more than 30 years. They are judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives consisting of past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine.

The 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate, the newest in a line of 3M Petrifilm innovations to have been steadily introduced over a 35-year span, is a two-in-one indicator test that gives food safety professionals distinguishable microbiological counts for E. coli as well as for other coliform bacteria within a mere 18 to 24-hour period. The test eliminates subsequent confirmation steps required by traditional tests, thereby boosting productivity, cutting overall lab costs and enabling products to be released with confidence faster. 

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This is the third time a 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate product has received an Edison Award. Past winners include the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate (2015), and 3M™ Petrifilm™ Salmonella Express System (2014).

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Date Published: 9th April 2019

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