Researchers at the Brisbane, Australia-based diagnostic lab Mater Pathology report in a Journal of Clinical Microbiology paper appearing online in advance this week on their MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry-based investigation of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. The Mater Pathology team reports having applied MALDI-TOF MS to quickly and accurately identify vanB positive E.

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