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Bruker is a global technology leader delivering innovative, integrated analytical instrumentation for use in Food Safety, Environmental analysis, and the Pharmaceutical, Forensic and Clinical Research markets. Bruker Daltonics, a division of the Bruker corporation, provides cutting edge mass spectrometry solutions, which include MALDI-TOF, UHR-QTOF, Ion Traps, FTMS as well as LC and GC systems to solve the most demanding analytical questions presented to these markets today.

The MALDI Biotyper (MBT) is the market-leading system for microbial identification based on proteomic fingerprinting by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Here unique species-specific patterns are automatically compared with reference spectra in the MALDI Biotyper library.

In many laboratories for the MALDI Biotyper has, in recent years, replaced classical biochemical testing for bacterial identification as a result of the system’s accuracy, speed, extensive species coverage, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness. Classical biochemical techniques that detect different metabolic properties of microorganisms can take many hours or even days to process which often lack’s sufficient specificity.

Applications for the MALDI Biotyper solution include clinical routine microbial identification, environmental and pharmaceutical analysis, taxonomical research, food and consumer product safety and quality control, as well as marine microbiology. With more than 2000 customer systems installed the MBT platform has become the accepted laboratory-standard for next-generation microbial identification and further emerging high-value functional assays.