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Bacterial Identification by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry



Commercial MALDI TOF Systems for Microbial Identification

Slide 12

February 2012

Multiple commercial platforms are available. The most studied system is that from Bruker Daltonics, and includes a mass spectrometer along with the "Biotype"” software and database. Another system uses a Shimadzu Axima Assurance mass spectrometer with Launchpad software and the AnagnosTec GmbH (SARAMIS) database. This system was recently acquired by bioMérieux and is being redeveloped and called "VITEK MS." Yet another system, Andromas, is used mostly in Europe. The last 2 systems exclusively use cell lysis on the target plate (without off-plate extraction).

MALDI TOF Systems for Identification

 


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