Q Laboratories, Inc. has added another tool to our 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. 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, Inc has recently opened a new dedicated microbial identification laboratory as part of our 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.