Identifying microorganisms by their molecular fingerprint
The Bruker MALDI Biotyper CA System identifies microorganisms using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry to determine the unique protein fingerprint of an organism.
Specifically, the MALDI Biotyper CA System measures highly abundant proteins that are found in all microorganisms. The characteristic patterns of these proteins are used to reliably and accurately identify a particular microorganism by matching it against the FDA-cleared library.
The microorganism reference library
The MALDI Biotyper CA System can identify 333 species or species groups, covering 424 clinically relevant bacteria and yeast species, and representing more than 98% of the typical bacterial identification workflow of clinical microbiology laboratories.
A complete system solution
The MALDI Biotyper CA System includes Bruker’s MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight) benchtop microflex™ LT/SH mass spectrometer or the high-end microflex™ LT/SH smart, software, IVD labeled reagents, a disposable MBT Biotarget 96 or a reusable 48-spot MALDI target plate and the FDA-cleared microorganism reference library.