3M Food Safety Announces Molecular Detection Assay for Listeria monocytogenes

  3M Food Safety Announces Molecular Detection Assay for Listeria

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- July 9, 2013

3M Food Safety today announced the launch of its new 3M™ Molecular Detection
Assay Listeria monocytogenes. This is the fourth test available for the
award-winning 3M™ Molecular Detection System, which provides pure and simple
testing for dangerous pathogens in a variety of food matrices.

The 3M Molecular Detection System is a breakthrough for the food and beverage
industry. The 3M 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 an innovative
solution that is fast, cost-effective and easy to use, without sacrificing
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.

The 3M Molecular Detection System was introduced to food processors,
third-party reference laboratories and other customers in December 2011. The
rapid, qualitative technology is applied to enriched food as well as food
process samples.

For more information on the 3M Molecular Detection System and the now
available 3M Molecular Detection Assay Listeria monocytogenes, visit

3M Food Safety is a leader of innovative solutions that help the food and
beverage industries optimize the quality and safety of their products to
enable consumer protection. At every step, 3M Food Safety provides solutions
that help mitigate risk, improve operational efficiencies and impact the
bottom line. For more information, visit www.3M.com/foodsafety or follow
@3M_FoodSafety on Twitter.

About 3M
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ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the
innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M
employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries.
For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.


Mary Kokkinen, 651-733-8806
Kohnstamm Communications
Aaron Berstler, 651-789-1264
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