Food Safety Magazine

Products | July 9, 2013

3M Food Safety Announces Molecular Detection Assay for Listeria monocytogenes

By Staff


3M Food Safety has announced the launch of its new 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay Listeria monocytogenes. This is the fourth test available for the company’s Molecular Detection System.

The Molecular Detection Assays use isothermal amplification of nucleic acid sequences, plus bioluminescence to detect the amplification. Presumptive positive results are delivered in real-time, while negative results are displayed after the assay is completed. The system is a fast, cost-effective and easy to use solution that does not sacrifice sensitivity or specificity.

Listeria monocytogenes is a highly dangerous pathogen that remains a serious concern in the food processing industry, so we are pleased to offer such a simple and reliable solution for detecting it,” said Niki Montgomery, global marketing and development manager for 3M Food Safety.

For more information on the 3M Molecular Detection System and the now available 3M Molecular Detection Assay Listeria monocytogenes, visit www.3M.com/3MMolecularDetectionSystem/LM.