Skip to main content

Bruker and DSMZ to Identify, Type Microorganisms Using Mass Spec

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Bruker Daltonik and the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) will together identify and classify microorganisms from MALDI-TOF peptide and protein profiles, Bruker and DSMZ said today.

 

The DSMZ will use Bruker's CLINPROT BioTyper system to generate protein profiles and analyze data.

 

As part of the collaboration, Bruker and DSMZ will generate a database including microorganism species and strains in application areas such as microbiological classification; clinical and diagnostic infectious disease research; and environmental analysis, food safety, and water quality.

 

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.