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Bruker FluoroType Mycobacteria, STI PCR Assays, and MBT Compass HT IVD Software

Bruker has launched the FluoroType Mycobacteria PCR assay to detect the mycobacteria complex and differentiate 32 clinically relevant mycobacteria species from culture using LiquidArray multiplexed PCR technology. The firm also launched the FluoroType STI PCR assay to detect nine targets from seven pathogens causing sexually transmitted infections.

Bruker has also launched software called MBT Compass HT IVD to provide increased speed for microbial identification on the MALDI Biotyper. The software provides a higher sample throughput for the Biotyper and enables multi-instrument support. High-throughput labs can now identify up to 600 samples per hour per instrument, the firm said.

The MALDI Biotyper reference libraries have also been expanded by 393 new species to now cover 4,194 species. This library can be complemented by the MBT Mycobacteria IVD Module covering 182 mycobacterium species, and the MBT IVD Library Extension covering five highly pathogenic species.