3M adds salmonella testing to next-gen Molecular Detection Assays
New test provides customers with a streamlined workflow and simplifies their pathogen testing
St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M Food Safety has announced an addition to its next-generation 3M Molecular Detection Assays: the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella.
Enhanced with a proprietary 3M nanotechnology, this new test provides customers with a streamlined workflow and simplifies their pathogen testing. All 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 tests (Salmonella, Listeria, and Listeria monocytogenes) use a single assay protocol, enabling batch processing of samples and improving efficiency in the laboratory.
The incorporation of a colour-change indicator also provides increased confidence during the process. Compared to first-generation tests, assay processing time is 30-per-cent faster and instrument run time is only one hour. Combined with short enrichment times (as low as 10 hours for 25 g or composited 325 g raw meat samples), these features give customers flexibility in their testing and allow them to make critical decisions faster.
“We are excited to announce this next-generation assay for the detection of salmonella,” says John David, global marketing supervisor for 3M Food Safety. “The streamlined and simplified workflow, time savings, and reliable results provided by the system enables food processors and laboratories to operate with greater productivity and confidence.”
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