NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker Daltonics and German diagnostic lab association Synlab have forged an agreement in the area of molecular microbial identification based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, Bruker said today.

Under the agreement, Synlab will equip its laboratories exclusively with Bruker's MALDI Biotyper system for molecular microbial identification.

In addition, Bruker and Synlab intend to further enlarge and refine the MALDI Biotyper reference library using well-defined clinical isolates from Synlab's routine microbiology work.

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