New tech option for food safety professionals
3M Food Safety has introduced the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced, a new automation technology that gives food safety professionals new options to rapidly and accurately image, count and document microbiological colonies on Petrifilm Plates indicator tests. 3M says that by rapidly automating the colony-counting step of Petrifilm Plates, the Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced saves food safety labs time and increases productivity.
The 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced can improve laboratory efficiency with fixed artificial intelligence (AI) networks to enumerate Petrifilm Plates, which can get users results in four to six seconds, or up to 900 plates per hour. The Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced provides colony counting with proactive, easy-to-use software that simplifies results storage and data analytics, plus produces automated data and reports.
The new 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced is a small, peripheral device containing a five-megapixel camera and versatile barcode reader. The device utilizes fixed artificial intelligence networks to enumerate Petrifilm Plates. 3M Petrifilm Plates are inserted into the device, with imaging and information automatically displaying on a USB-connected computer in less than six seconds, processing up to 900 plates per hour. The device can enumerate 10 3M Petrifilm Plates and the Staph Express Disk and includes software that allows technicians to edit results and add other relevant sample information.