This technology is ideal for industries that are required to identify microorganisms on a regular basis, because it is accurate, reproducible, fast, and inexpensive. MALDI-TOF technology is less dependent on growth conditions than phenotypic methods because it analyzes primarily ribosomal proteins, which are not differentially expressed. The MALDI-TOF testing process yields a unique protein spectral fingerprint that is then compared to a database for bacterial and yeast identification.
Accurate classification of unknown bacterial isolates is an essential first step in understanding the impact organisms have on an environmental monitoring (EM) program. We offer MALDI-TOF as a testing service option so our customers have access to accurate, affordable and rapid technology for routine monitoring program results.