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ATCC, BioMerieux Collaborate to Expand Microbial Database

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – ATCC and BioMérieux today said they are collaborating to expand the BioMérieux Vitek MS microbial identification database for the industrial market.

ATCC, based in Manassas, Va., recently acquired the MALDI-TOF instrument and is integrating it into its quality development process to enable it to generate a large pathogen knowledgebase that will then be incorporated into the Vitek MS database. The expanded database will improve the accuracy and range of microbial identification of the BioMérieux technology and improve its utility for customers, the companies said.

"The solution will also provide traceability and reduced testing time while reducing consumable costs in our extensive quality control process," Kristina Peterman, senior director of compliance and regulatory affairs, and chief compliance officer of ATCC, said in a statement.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.