Microbial Identification

Consumables & Accessories for GP and RUO Systems

Optimizing microbial identification workflows

MBT Biotarget 96

MBT Biotargets 96

The MBT Biotarget 96 with 96 sample positions is a disposable MALDI target plate saving time and effort in the microbiology laboratory. 

No cleaning protocols are required. This can simplify and speed up workflows because validation and documentation of the MALDI target cleaning process, necessary for reusable steel targets is superfluous. Training of lab staff on cleaning of reusable steel targets is no longer required. Productivity is improved, as it is no longer necessary to invest time in the cleaning of reusable targets.

The MBT Biotarget 96 is robust enough to be spotted in remote satellite laboratories and transported to the central MALDI Biotyper for analysis. Stock management administration can also be reduced because there is now no need to return reusable steel targets to the satellite laboratory.

The AnchorChip™ effect, using a hydrophobic surface coating surrounding the hydrophilic sample positions, concentrates liquid samples into the spot area which facilitates workflows using liquid sample preparation.

MBT Pilot® for guided stress-free sample transfer

MBT Pilot®

The MBT Pilot* workstation supports correct sample positioning through patented microprojection technology by indicating the next free MALDI target plate position.

Using MBT Pilot in the setup of identification projects prevents sample mix-up and increases productivity. Ergonomic, with an optimized hand rest, and the projection of additional information, such as help text, directly above the MALDI target plate are further features that ease daily sample preparation. 

The workstation is linked to the MALDI Biotyper® software enabling a fully traceable and paperless process.

* Licensed in the U.S. under U.S. Pat. No. 7,167,774

NEW - MBT FAST Shuttle for standardized and accelerated drying of matrix and other liquid reagents

MBT FAST Shuttle™

More than a decade ago, the MALDI Biotyper® has revolutionized microbiology and has convinced many microbiologists because of its fast and accurate results.
However - fast is never fast enough – and all solutions to speed up the process are helpful to decrease the time-to-result.
Preparing samples for MALDI-TOF analysis inevitably requires a little bit of patience while the matrix is drying and crystallizing. The time needed for the crucial matrix crystallization process can be reduced by at least 50% by the MBT FAST Shuttle. This small benchtop device offers the ideal environment for optimized, standardized and therefore reproducible matrix crystallization and other droplet assays, such as MBT STAR®-BL assays and mycobacteria sample preparation.

MBT Galaxy® for automated application of matrix and formic acid

MBT Galaxy®

The MBT Galaxy frees laboratory personnel from cumbersome pipetting while ensuring the highest preparation quality under controlled conditions and complete traceability in a paperless workflow.

Seamless integration with the MALDI Biotyper system coupled with on-board barcode reading ensures that MALDI target plates are matched to their corresponding projects so that every sample is correctly prepared. After insertion of the target, the preparation is automatically performed by the MBT Galaxy system so that staff can carry out other work during system operation.

But there are more advantages. Contact free pipetting eliminates any carry-over risk. The system operates without pipette tips significantly reducing the environmental burden and consumable costs. The identification process is more standardized because pipetting performance is independent from individual skills.


For General Purpose use [In the United States, Japan and Taiwan: For Research Use Only (RUO)].

Not for use in clinical diagnostic procedures. Please contact your local representative for availability in your country.