Bruker Announces Further Portfolio Expansion for Microbial Identification, Infection Control and Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases

| April 15, 2019

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At the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Bruker announces new assays, software and library extensions for its MALDI Biotyper, IR Biotyper and Fluorocycler XT product lines for microbial identification, infection control and molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases. For the MALDI Biotyper (MBT) platform, 238 new bacteria and yeast species have been added in the new CE-IVD marked in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) and research-use-only (RUO) reference libraries. This brings the number of different bacterial and fungal species that can be reliably and quickly identified with the CE-IVD marked MALDI Biotyper to 2,887. This achievement makes the MBT an almost universal and always evolving platform for fast microbial identification from isolates by molecular protein fingerprinting, with outstanding data quality and robustness, lower cost per ID, and dramatically broader identification scope than all other molecular platforms. 

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