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15th November 2016  Content supplied by: 3M Food Safety

New Assay for Molecular Detection of Cronobacter

3M Food Safety have introduced the new, 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Cronobacter. This product joins four other next generation assays (Salmonella, E. coli O157 (including H7), Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes) as part of the 3M™ Molecular Detection System pathogen testing platform.

“We are pleased to bring this advanced technology for the detection of Cronobacter spp. to our customers, helping them to enhance their food safety program and protect an at-risk population,” said John David, scientific marketing manager, 3M Food Safety. “This isothermal molecular assay overcomes the limitations of conventional agar and PCR-based methods with improved accuracy, reduced time to results, and a streamlined workflow that provides increased productivity and unparalleled ease-of-use.”

Applicable to powdered infant formula with and without probiotics, raw materials used to manufacture powdered infant formula, infant cereals, and environmental samples, the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Cronobacter delivers reliable results for samples between 10 and 300 grams in size and after as little as 18 hours of enrichment. In comparison to agar-based methods, the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Cronobacter can save two to four days during the testing process, resulting in a faster outcome.

Customers can employ a total solution to help maintain the safety of their products by using this new assay with the 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella and the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Enterobacteriaceae Count Plate.

This award-winning 3M Molecular Detection System platform is used by food processors, universities, governments and contract testing laboratories in more than 40 countries. The 3M Molecular Detection System is powered by a combination of advanced technologies—isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection to provide a pathogen testing solution that is fast, accurate, easy to use and affordable.

For more information contact your local 3M Food Safety representative or visit to learn more.




Date Published: 15th November 2016

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