Food Engineering
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Molecular detection system

April 5, 2012

Combining technologies involving isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection, the 3M molecular detection system finds dangerous pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli O157 and Listeria in a variety of food types, including produce, meats, processed foods, pet food and food processing-related environmental samples. The system targets and amplifies nucleic acid in enriched samples; numerous organisms can be tested in a single run. Individual pathogen-specific assays, or procedural tests, come as test kits. Each assay test kit uses the same software interface and DNA extraction protocol for testing between 1 and 96 samples per run.

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