April 5, 2019

3M’s E. coli/coliform testing system wins Gold Edison Award

3M Petrifilm Rapid E.Coli Count Test3M’s Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate has won a Gold Edison Award in the Lab Advancement category. The ceremony took place at The Capitale in New York City on April 4.

The 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate is the newest in a line of 3M Petrifilm innovations to have been steadily introduced over a 35-year span. It is a two-in-one indicator test that gives food safety professionals distinguishable microbiological counts for E. coli, as well as for other coliform bacteria within an 18- to 24-hour period. The test eliminates subsequent confirmation steps required by traditional tests, thereby boosting productivity, cutting overall lab costs and enabling products to be released with confidence faster.

More information can be found at http://www.3M.com/RapidEcoli.

Designated for Thomas Edison, the Edison Awards have been honoring the most innovative new products and services for more than 30 years. They are judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives consisting of past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine.

The honor makes the third time a 3M Petrifilm Plate product has received an Edison Award. Past winners include the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate (2015), and 3M Petrifilm Salmonella Express System (2014).

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