The 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate was recognized with a Gold Edison Award in the Lab Advancements category.
3M’s newest of the Petrifilm line is the Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate, which is a two-in-one indicator test that gives food safety professionals distinct microbiological counts for E. coli. It also detects 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.
“It’s an honour for the company to receive this award, as it embodies our goal to develop lasting and sustainable solutions that aid and protect customers globally and help ensure a safe, high-quality food supply,” said Adriana Robayo Niño, 3M Food Safety global marketing manager.
The Edison Awards have been honouring innovative new products and services since 1987. The contestants 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.