Institute for Medical Microbiology selects a microbial identification system

The Institute for Medical Microbiology of the University Medical Centre in Goettingen, Germany has installed a Bruker MALDI Biotyper as their molecular microbial identification system.

The Institute for Medical Microbiology of the University Medical Centre in Goettingen, Germany (UMG) has installed a Bruker MALDI Biotyper as their molecular microbial identification system. The institute is responsible for research, teaching and diagnosis of bacteriological, mycological and parasitological infectious diseases. It is also the German National Reference Centre for systemic mycosis and runs hundreds of yeasts and fungi samples per year.

Senior physician at UMG, Michael Weig, commented: “After evaluating the currently commercially available MALDI TOF based microorganisms identification systems, it was clear to us that the MALDI Biotyper will improve and support our microbiology work due to its performance in identifying difficult bacteria, yeasts and fungi samples. Deciding to go with the high-end autoflex TOF/TOF instrument in addition allows us to identify new proteins as part of complex microorganisms' cell walls and their biological functions in respective molecular processes.”

Dr Guido Mix, sales director for microbiology at Bruker, commented: “The collaboration with the Institute of Medical Microbiology is an important milestone validating our efforts to develop user-friendly and reproducible workflows even for yeasts and fungi, and we look forward to advancing this field even further with UMG.”

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