Bruker, being a global leader in MALDI-TOF technology, continuously invests in development and improvement of its instrument portfolio. As a result, this new "sirius" member of the MALDI Biotyper family has been launched in the scope of broadening research capabilities, including resistance detection applications.
The new Bruker MALDI Biotyper® sirius comprises the widely appreciated high capacity vacuum system of the MALDI Biotyper smart, as well as its fast 200 Hz smartbeam™ lifetime* laser.
Developments in the electronics have expanded the system’s capabilities to allow for positive and negative ion detection.
All inherited, improved and new features of the MALDI Biotyper® sirius are held inside a true benchtop system of only 75 kg, allowing easy implementation in the lab. The system is fully compatible with existing MALDI Biotyper® software, libraries and consumables for microbial identification and beyond.
Daily laboratory life has been simplified by an LED strip on the front housing, conveniently allowing a visual system status check from a remote place in the lab.
* Lifetime meaning 7 years or 500 million shots, whichever comes first.
Routine microbial identification is performed using positive ion mode only. The negative ion mode broadens the microbial research applications for the MALDI Biotyper® sirius, such as the analysis of lipids.
An exciting new MALDI-TOF lipidomics research topic is the rapid detection of colistin resistance related modifications to lipid A in colistin-resistant bacteria such as Acinetobacter baumanii¹ or Escherichia coli².
¹Dortet L et al., 2018, Scientific Reports, Vol: 8, ISSN: 2045-2322
²Dortet L et al., 2018, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol: 73, Pages: 3359-3367, ISSN: 0305-7453
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.