3M Health Care has received a Silver Edison Award for Analytic Systems in the Science/Medical category for its Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria with 3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate. The Edison Awards, established in 1987, recognize the most innovative products in the world.
Winners were announced at The Edison Best Products Award Gala in New York City on April 26. Nominees were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group, academics, and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, and medicine.
The Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria is a testing method developed by 3M Food Safety in collaboration with its food processing customers. This procedure provides a simpler way of testing food and environmental samples for their concentration of lactic acid bacteria, which can affect the shelf life, as well as the flavor and color of products. In addition to allowing for less waste in the food supply chain due to the ability to bring about longer-lasting shelf lives, 3M’s Lactic Acid Bacteria testing procedure offers processors the environmental benefits of needing less incubator space in the lab, and fewer chemicals and waste in their testing.
“We are honored to receive this Edison Award as a recognition of 3M’s commitment to bring innovative solutions to the food safety industry that are easy to use, more practical and more cost-effective,” said Francine Savage, Vice President and General Manager for 3M Food Safety.