Microorganism identification using VITEK MS
BioMérieux has launched its VITEK mass spectrometry solution for accurate, automated and ultra rapid microorganism identification.
Using the MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry technology and a database developed by bioMérieux for bacterial and fungal identification, VITEK MS claims to provide rapid, robust and accurate identifications.
The VITEK MS can reduce this microbial identification time to a few minutes using molecular analysis of proteins from isolated colonies.
Other benefits include a very small sample size, minimal analyst hands-on time, and flexibility for use in different kinds of pharmaceutical industry laboratories.
The system includes benefits such as:
- Ultra rapid results:
Directly deposit the microorganism on the target slide, add the ready-to-use matrix solution and insert slide into the VITEK MS system. Identification results are displayed within minutes.
- Security and traceability:
Unique barcodes on the plated media and the VITEK MS target slides offer complete workflow traceability.
- Accurate identification:
The VITEK MS database, which contains a large number of specific microorganisms for the pharmaceutical industry, was developed from multiple regions, countries, sources and environments.
VITEK MS can be integrated into quality control laboratories with either centralised or decentralised workflows.
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