Trust 3M for a complete pathogen testing system that works together to elevate your lab’s performance. Be confident in your pathogen testing process, and reduce time and labour costs with a single post-enrichment protocol for all pathogens with ready-to-use reagents, and same or next day results for most matrices. Work more efficiently, with a space-saving design and ability to test for multiple types of pathogens simultaneously.
The 3M Molecular Detection System will take your lab to the next level. We’ve designed a robust system that gives you the speed and simplicity you want, and the consistency and reliability you need.
The 3M Molecular Detection System (MDS) offers a broad range of pathogen testing, including Salmonella, Listeria spp., Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157, Campylobacter and other kits to detect foodborne pathogens in a wide variety of foods and environmental samples. Utilising progressive loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) technology, our system is designed to give you more control and overcome certain limitations of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing methods. See our simple comparison of the technologies (PDF, 89.4 KB).
Using robust, sensitive technology, the 3M Molecular Detection System is designed to improve user experience of rapid pathogen testing by taking away complexity and minimising processing risks while offering the molecular accuracy needed. A single streamlined post-enrichment protocol, ready-to-use reagents and colour-coded assay tubes make our system easy to use, with less chance of human error.
The 3M Molecular Detection System is fast, accurate and easy-to-use, with positive results as early as 15 minutes from start of instrument run. And with an automatic instrument self-check, matrix control, reagent control and software control, our system offers control throughout the testing process so you can have confidence in your results.
The streamlined workflow combined with our space-saving design means you can do more, with less. Plus, with the ability to run all assays simultaneously, the flexibility for up to 96 tests in each run and the option to connect up to four instruments to the same computer, you can work efficiently and maximise throughput.
The 3M Molecular Detection System has received certifications from third-party organisations and is used by leading food processors and testing labs globally. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has chosen the 3M Molecular Detection System as its primary method for Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter testing.
Each compact, streamlined component works together to optimise performance, with features that save time, increase productivity and assure accuracy.
Using isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection, these assays detect as low as 1-5 CFU of target per original sample even in the most challenging sample matrices. Ready-to-use reagents minimise the chance for error, a colour-change process control gives you increased confidence of successful lysis and a streamlined workflow reduces technician time by 30%. Read the whitepaper for more details (PDF 1MB).
Get cutting-edge technology that evolves to meet your needs with the next generation of 3M Molecular Detection Assays. Each assay contains two main components:
Assay Reagent Tubes
Lysis Solution Tubes
Small, but powerful
A small device can have a big impact on your lab’s performance. Featuring a compact footprint that fits in any lab, a solid design with no moving parts and automatic diagnostics at start-up, this affordable instrument requires minimal maintenance. And with a high capacity of 96 samples and the flexibility to run all assays simultaneously, you can maximise your output.
Make critical decisions, fast
When you’re making important choices that could impact businesses and public health, you need software that’s intuitive and powerful. The 3M Molecular Detection Software helps get you results when you need them — and has a user-friendly interface for quick set up and real-time results for fast decisions.
Power up the system, launch the software and enter your data. Transfer enriched samples to the pre-filled lysis tubes.
Heat and cool the lysis tubes. Add the sample lysate to the reagent tubes.
Press start, load the instrument and let it work. Monitor real-time presumptive results as pathogen DNA is detected.
You need testing you can trust.
3M Molecular Detection Assays are created and inspected by a team of 3M scientists and engineers, and are validated by international organizations.
Find out more about how you can increase confidence and streamline your workflow to reduce technician time by 30%.
Learn about the performance assessment results of the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 - Cronobacter compared to ISO 22964 as a reference method for the detection Cronobacter spp.
Read this Technical Bulletin to learn about some of the potential pathogen testing failures that can arise from reliance on PCR Internal Amplification Controls.
Help to meet your company’s sustainability goals and see how the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella can reduce your environmental impact over using ISO 6579 Cultural Salmonella Method in four key areas:
77% less water
77% less energy
83% less waste
76% lower greenhouse gas emissions
Dive into details and read our study on "Reduction in Primary Energy Demand, Blue Water Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella Method Compared to ISO 6579 Cultural Salmonella Method".
If you’re still using agar plates to test for Salmonella pathogens, you’re missing a great chance to improve your company’s sustainability goals. Simply click the link below to see how much more eco-friendly you can be with 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella. You might be in for a big surprise!
Join our 3M Health Care Academy for free webinars and resources that help you deepen your expertise and improve food safety and quality in your business.
Talk to a 3M Food Safety expert to discuss how 3M Molecular Detection System could support your environmental testing and pathogen testing process.
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