NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bruker said today that it has received clearance from the China Food and Drug Administration to sell its IVD MALDI Biotyper as a medical device for the identification of microorganisms isolated from human specimens.

According to Bruker, the device can identify more than 2,300 microbial species of gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, anaerobes, and yeasts.

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