Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular diagnostics can have a significant impact on patient care and laboratory management. As an increasingly popular clinical solution due to its fast and targeted results, molecular diagnostic tests need to respond to rapidly changing requirements of laboratories and regulators. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) gathers information to provide rapid results with high sensitivity and specificity, in a culture-free workflow.

Clinically driven PCR

Modern real-time PCR kits are designed to improve rapid, targeted results in clinical areas that suffer from poor culture sensitivity, or where organism growth rate has an impact on clinical care and health economic outcomes. Results from real-time PCR are used together with clinical patient observations to provide a clearer picture of the infectious disease etiology, diagnosis and best course of treatment.

Bruker’s molecular diagnostics real-time PCR kits for invasive fungal diseases include the Fungiplex® Aspergillus, Fungiplex® Aspergillus Azole-R and Fungiplex® Candida CE-IVD assays, as well as the Fungiplex® Candida Auris, Fungiplex® Mucorales and Fungiplex® Universal RUO assays. In addition, Bruker’s Carbaplex® assay (CE-IVD) detects carbapenem resistance in carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE).

Microbiological tests and systems for rapid, reliable detection of pathogens and resistance genes

In addition to real-time PCR assays, Bruker’s molecular diagnostics portfolio now includes the FluoroCycler® XT system (CE-IVD), developed by Hain Lifescience - a Bruker Company, for sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing, HIV viral load testing, and for other infectious disease and human genetic disease molecular diagnostic tests. This system is a novel, next-generation PCR thermal cycler and reader that enables the unique new LiquidArray® family of high-sensitivity, fast turnaround and cost-effective mid-plex assays, directly from sample, without culturing steps.

For rapid, robust microbial identification of cultured organisms, see the IVD-CE MALDI Biotyper® / MALDI Biotyper® CA System (US-IVD).

Related products


Fungiplex® Aspergillus

The Fungiplex® Aspergillus IVD PCR Kit is a multiplex real-time PCR test for the most common pathogens associated with Invasive Aspergillosis.

Fungiplex® Aspergillus Azole-R

Fungiplex® Aspergillus Azole-R PCR IVD Kit is a real-time PCR test which identifies the most common mutations of the Cyp51 gene associated with resistance to the azole class of antifungal drugs.

Fungiplex® Candida

Fungiplex® Candida IVD PCR Kit is a multiplex real-time PCR assay, which rapidly detects the main causative species associated with Invasive Candidiasis.

Fungiplex® Candida Auris

Fungiplex® Candida Auris RUO PCR Kit is a real-time, research use only (RUO) PCR assay for the rapid detection of Candida auris in hospital hygiene applications.

Fungiplex® Universal

The Fungiplex® Universal Real-Time PCR RUO Kit is designed for research use only, to rapidly detect the presence of fungal DNA from samples without culture.


Carbaplex® IVD PCR kit is a multiplex real-time PCR test for the five most prevalent carbapenemase gene families; providing rapid results with high sensitivity and specificity without the need for culture. Carbaplex IVD PCR enables the rapid identification of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) colonised patients.

Fungiplex® Mucorales


Fungal Infections

Diagnostic tools for fast identification and susceptibility testing in fungal infections

Microbiology, Human Genetics, Virology, DNA Isolation, Instruments

With the in-vitro diagnostics Hain Lifescience product portfolio, Bruker Microbiology & Diagnostics offers comprehensive and innovation driven systems to detect a broad spectrum of pathogens and hereditary diseases.