Bruker MALDI and IR Biotyper mass spectrometers
Identifies microbes reliably and rapidly
Bruker has developed an innovative, molecular-based mass spectrometric identification method for microbiology that enables faster and more efficient analysis than conventional assays or sequencing.
The MALDI Biotyper® (MBT) is a microbial identification system based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, allowing unbiased identification of microorganisms within a few minutes down to the species level. The MBT is an easy, rapid, robust, high-throughput, cost-effective and efficient identification technology, ideally suited to microbial laboratories.
Using the MALDI Biotyper®, microbiologists can go from culture to identification within minutes, and diagnose patient infections in a cost-effective manner.
Due to its broad applicability, speed of analysis and low sample processing costs, the MBT is ideally suited to the role of microorganism identification. MALDI-TOF MS determines the unique proteomic fingerprint of an organism, and matches characteristic patterns with an extensive reference library to determine the organism´s identity. Continuous expansion of the reference library ensures that a broad range of microorganisms can be identified easily.
Microbial strain typing for source tracking and quality control is an essential step in maintaining food product safety. Bruker’s Fourier Transform – Infra-Red (FT-IR) spectroscopy system, the IR Biotyper®, offers an easy-to-use method for fast and effective microorganism strain typing, with a simple workflow that needs minimal operator training.
IR Biotyper® can help improve hospital hygiene and infection control, particularly in understanding the pathogenesis of infection.
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