Protect your company and customers.

Be confident in your pathogen testing process, and reduce time and labour costs with a single protocol for all pathogens with ready-to-use reagents, and same- or next-day results. Plus, with its space-saving design and ability to test for multiple types of pathogens simultaneously, the 3M™ Molecular Detection System helps you work efficiently and release products quickly so you can protect consumers, your business and your bottom line.

Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) technology

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    The 3M™ Molecular Detection System uses Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) technology, which is robust, efficient, sensitive and specific. 3M™ Molecular Detection Assays 2 are set up to allow flexible configurations, including traditional microbiological controls and adjacent laboratory process controls. By using molecular microbiology for pathogen detection, LAMP amplification technology gives you more control over your testing process.

    In comparison, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, commonly used in DNA-based pathogen detection, uses Internal Amplification Control because of its own limitations and susceptibility to inhibition from sample matrices, which can lead to false negative results.

LAMP amplification technology versus PCR

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    Advanced technology, simplified

    3M Food Safety listened to our customers to develop an innovative approach to pathogen detection that gives organizations control over their time, protocol, process, productivity, quality and brand.

    Powered by unique technologies — Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) and Bioluminescence Detection — the 3M™ Molecular Detection System is a fast, accurate, easy-to-use and affordable solution.

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LAMP amplification technology gives you more control at each step

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    Process control
    • Instrument self-check
    • Software control
    • See results as early as 15 minutes
    • Matrix control
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    • Single protocol for all assays
    • Easy to use
    • Less training
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    • Ready-to-use lysis tube eliminates preparation of lysis solution
    • Lysis chemistry based on 3M nanotechnology
    • 2-colour process control
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    • 2 transfer steps to reduce user error
    • Ready-to-use reagent tubes
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    • 8 pathogen tests can be run simultaneously
    • Sample capacity of 96 for high throughput (1 to 384 samples) connecting 4 instruments with a single computer
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    • Third-party scientific validations
    • No internal amplification control needed for reliable results

How to use the 3M™ Molecular Detection System

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    1. Set it up

    Power up the system, launch the software and enter your data. Transfer enriched samples to the pre-filled lysis tubes.

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    2. Run the test

    Heat and cool the lysis tubes. Add the sample lysate to the reagent tubes.

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    3. Get results

    Press start, load the instrument and let it work. Monitor real-time presumptive results as pathogen DNA is detected.

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