3M, St. Paul, Minn., presents a molecular detection system that’s based on a combination of unique technologies involving isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection.

The 3M molecular detection system targets and amplifies nucleic acid in enriched samples of meats, processed foods and food processing-related environmental samples. The instrument is sleek and compact-taking up less counter space than a laptop computer-which makes it portable and adaptable to various lab environments.

As part of the 3M molecular detection system platform, individual, pathogen-specific assays, or procedural tests, will be sold as a test kits. Each assay test kit uses the same software interface and same DNA extraction protocol for testing between one and 96 samples per run.