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MALDI Biotyper for Microbiological Research

Bruker’s MALDI Biotyper Microbial Identification system saves both time and money when compared to traditional biochemical tests, whilst providing highly secure species level identifications.

The MALDI Biotyper is a microbial identification system based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry allowing unbiased identification of microorganisms within a few minutes down to the species level. The MALDI Biotyper is an easy, rapid, robust, high-throughput, cost-effective and efficient identification technology. Continued expansion of the reference library ensures that a broad range of microorganisms can be identified easily. The reference library now includes round close to 3,000 species of 540 microorganism genera.

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Identification of molds and multicellular fungi

The identification of molds and multicellular fungi is one of the most challenging aspects of microbiology.

Bruker has therefore developed a standardized cultivation method for the creation of reproducible reference spectra for the MBT Filamentous Fungi Library, covering 180 species/species groups. Good results can be obtained for most of the samples using a standard sample preparation procedure. More detailed information can be found in our brochure.


Mycobacteria identification

The MBT Mycobacteria Suite is the comprehensive solution for laboratories in need of highly reliable and fast mycobacteria identification via MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

The MBT Mycobacteria Library covers 178 of the currently known 201 species and, with 807 strains, the natural variability of Mycobacteria species. The MBT Mycobacteria Software Module with adapted data acquisition and analysis methods secures high sensitivity of mycobacteria identifications.

Creating own libraries

Laboratories wanting to create their own library entries can make use of the optional MBT Explorer Software Module to compile customized libraries. This software module also offers multiple sophisticated bioinformatics for spectra comparison and statistical data interpretation, enabling users to optimize the microorganism classification process by creating, modifying and organizing reference spectrum data.

Resistance detection via MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

In addition to the identification of microorganisms, the MBT RUO system provides workflows for detection of specific resistance mechanisms via subtyping and for functional ß-lactamases assays.

Consumables and accessories for optimized microbial identification workflows

Disposable MBT Biotargets 96, the MBT Pilot* workstation for guided sample transfer and the MBT Galaxy for automated application of matrix and formic acid increase traceability, safety and confidence. For further information please click here.

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

Not for use in clinical diagnostic procedures.