QLaboratories, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) has added another tool to its microbial identification capabilities by acquiring the Bruker MALDI Biotyper. This technology allows for rapid, cost-effective, accurate identification of thousands of microorganisms (including yeasts and filamentous fungi) using state-of-the-art technology, according to the company. It can be used for environmental, product and/or research and development applications. Classification and identification are based on proteomic fingerprinting using high throughput mass-spectrometry. Turnaround time can be as little as one day.
Currently celebrating 50 years in business, Q Laboratories has recently opened a new dedicated microbial identification laboratory as part of its ongoing facility expansion. This space will house the Bruker MALDI Biotyper as well as traditional biochemical identification technology, and will allow for additional microbial identification capability in the future.
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