Q Laboratories, Inc. has added another tool to their microbial identification capabilities by acquiring the Bruker MALDI Biotyper®.

The This Bruker MALDI Biotyper’s technology allows for rapid, cost-effective, accurate identification of thousands of microorganisms (including yeasts and filamentous fungi) using state-of-the-art technology. 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. The Biotyper is described as highly accurate, faster than traditional methods, cost-effective and easy to use.