Mass Spectrometry Applications in Microbiology
Shimadzu and bioMérieux Enter into Partnership
Shimadzu and bioMérieux announced that they have entered into a partnership to commercialize a mass spectrometry system for bacterial identification in microbiology laboratories. bioMérieux will work with Shimadzu and their subsidiary, Kratos Analytical, to adapt their linear MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry technology for optimized integration into the microbiology laboratory workflow. This new solution is planned for commercialization by bioMérieux in 2010, together with the microbial database acquired from AnagnosTec.
Shimadzu has developed a broad range of technologies, encompassing analytical and measuring instruments, including liquid chromatographs, mass spectrometers, spectrophotometers and life science instruments, across many fields. The company has a long experience in mass spectrometry, including pioneering work in the development of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry technology.
bioMérieux will bring its expertise in infectious diseases and extensive library of microorganisms. The company is constantly expanding its product offering to meet the diverse needs of microbiology labs and this new identification solution will be fully integrated with bioMérieux's Vitek, the world's leading platform for identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST).