Overview

Identifying Microorganisms by Their Molecular Fingerprint

Clinical Microbiology

The MALDI Biotyper identifies microorganisms using MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight) Mass Spectrometry to measure a unique molecular fingerprint of an organism. Specifically, the MALDI Biotyper measures highly abundant proteins that are found in all microorganisms.

The characteristic patterns of these highly abundant proteins are used to reliably and accurately identify a particular microorganism by matching the respective pattern with an extensive open database to determine the identity of the microorganism down to the species level.

The MALDI Biotyper System:

  • Highly Accurate
  • Applicable to a Wide Range of Microorganisms
  • Much Faster than Traditional Methods
  • Cost Effective
  • Robust and Easy to Use