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Americas: 3M releases solution to detect pathogen faster

The new 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Campylobacter with 3M Campylobacter Enrichment Broth is designed to provide more efficient testing for a key pathogen associated with poultry production.

3M now offers a full portfolio of poultry testing products, and users gain an advantage by being able to utilize the new offering as a complete solution for simultaneous monitoring of poultry for both pathogens.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Campylobacter causes an estimated 1.3 million illnesses each year in the U.S.

3M’s new assay and simplified enrichment broth helps customers safeguard against this pathogen while increasing laboratory productivity.

The testing process is significantly faster than alternatives like polymerase chain reaction, immunoassay and culture methods, and having a streamlined protocol for Campylobacter and Salmonella means the system is able to perform up to 96 tests of multiple types in one 60-minute run.

Unlike traditional Campylobacter enrichment protocols that can take 11 or more steps, the 3M Campylobacter Enrichment Broth requires five steps.

This frees up poultry testing labs to keep their focus on what matters most.

The solution eliminates the need for expensive microaerophilic incubation, supplements, blood, organic solvents or autoclaving the broth, only requiring the addition of sterile water.