Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced plate reader with Petrifilm plates and a computer showing software for the device on the screen
Fast and accurate colony counting.

Accurately enumerate plates in 6 seconds or less with the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced. Discover how you can advance your lab's productivity and testing capacity by requesting a productivity analysis.

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3M Food Safety Lab Automation—moving food testing forward.

Increase the productivity of your lab with food testing hardware and software that utilizes breakthrough technology to help streamline your operation. The 3M portfolio of food testing products feature automated solutions to help you improve productivity and keep moving forward.


3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced

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There's no slowing down with automated 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate enumeration using the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced. It’s time to advance the efficiency of your lab by automating the imaging, interpretation and tracking of results. This system achieved up to 94% reduced time to enumerate 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates (observed on the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate with High Counts).

  • 3M MDS with Hamilton foodInspect NIMBUS

    Productive
    Save time counting—enumerates plates in 6 seconds or less

    Proficient
    Accurate colony counting

    Proactive
    Software simplifies results storage and offers data analytics

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Improving productivity for every food safety lab.

See how food testing solutions from 3M can help you automate and streamline your operation with features designed to help improve productivity and maintain accuracy.

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Actionable Insights

Stores results and allows for result analysis by trending and reporting features.

Advanced capabilities

Enables plate annotation, editing, and colony reclassification.

Advanced counting algorithms

Advanced counting algorithms developed using fixed artificial intelligence.

Barcode reading

Reads 10 types of barcode symbologies.

At-a-glance LED

At-a-glance LED status indicator light.

Automated enumeration

Automated enumeration for nine 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates.

  • The global food safety landscape is continuously changing. Are you keeping up? Unlike traditional agar methods, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are ready to use — no prep required. Find new freedom with time to focus on what’s really important: Quality and efficiency.
    Ready to use — reduce or eliminate time-consuming agar prep
    Proven testing methods for consistent, reliable results
    Compact size uses less storage/incubator space


Confidently make time-sensitive decisions.

  • Get results up to twice as fast as traditional methods.

    Get results up to twice as fast as traditional methods.

    • When you need accurate results and the clock is ticking, trust your quality indicator testing to the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Plate Portfolio. All the advantages of 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates — no agar prep, increased technician efficiency, reliability and consistency — have been enhanced with rapid results in a line of easy-to-use plates from the experts at 3M Food Safety, helping you make the call when time is of the essence.

    • Whatever your testing process, 3M Food Safety can help you find the 3M™ Petrifilm™ solution that’s right for you.

    • Fast and confident results with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates (Video)

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates Validation Guide (487 KB)


Designed to improve lab productivity.

Read about how 3M food testing technology can help your lab improve productivity and efficiency.


How to use 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced

See how easy it is to get your lab up and running using the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced.

Fast and confident results with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates


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