Bruker’s fast and accurate identification of microorganisms revolutionizes the way microbiology is performed today and in the future.
The identification of microorganisms to the species level is a key task of microbiology. Traditionally this is achieved by carrying out labour-intensive and time-consuming biochemical assays. Though current sequencing technologies provide very precise insights, they are still far too slow and expensive. Bruker has successfully introduced innovative, molecular-based mass spectrometric identification methods that enable faster and more efficient analysis than conventional assays or sequencing.
By using our experience and expertise as a worldwide leading provider of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, Bruker developed the MALDI Biotyper® — a revolutionary approach for the identification of microorganisms. This “Open Microbiology Concept” includes interfacing and can be easily integrated into any laboratory environment. Within just a few years, the MALDI Biotyper® has become the worldwide leading solution for clinical microbiology, as well as for water, pharmaceutical and food testings.