Clinical Microbial Identification

Revolutionizing the analysis of microorganisms


Bruker’s fast and accurate identification of microorganisms revolutionizes the way microbiology is performed today and in the future.

Answering the key tasks of microbiology

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.