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Labor Becker-Olgemoeller Selects Bruker´s MALDI Biotyper as an Integrated Multi-Workstation Solution for Microbial Identification

September 21, 2009

GÖTTINGEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2009-- At the 61st Annual Meeting of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, Bruker Daltonics announces that Labor Becker-Olgemöller in Munich has installed the Bruker MALDI Biotyper as their next-generation, rapid molecular microbial identification system. One key factor in Labor Becker-Olgemöller’s decision was the MALDI Biotyper’s capability to be used as a multiple workstation solution, which allows for remote control of the instrument from multiple microbiology workstations in the clinical laboratory via remote clients.

In this multiuser mode, the MALDI Biotyper fits smoothly into the existing workflows in Labor Becker-Olgemöller, and even allows remote analysis and reporting of the results from any office. The system at Labor Becker-Olgemöller is already the seventh MALDI Biotyper that has been placed in the Munich area, demonstrating the rapid acceptance of its paradigm-changing molecular approach to microbial identification.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Olgemöller stated: “We are pleased to see our laboratory workflows streamlined by using the MALDI Biotyper in a multi workstation environment. We have a throughput of more than a thousand samples for microbial analysis per day, and we need to bet on the fastest and most efficient technology for that purpose in order to stay cost-effective.”

Dr. Guido Mix, Director of Microbiology at Bruker Daltonics, added: “With the full integration of the MALDI Biotyper at Labor Becker-Olgemöller, we have reached a new level of sophistication and throughput in the usage of our MALDI Biotyper in a clinical routine laboratory environment.”

About the Bruker MALDI Biotyper

Bruker’s dedicated MALDI Biotyper solution enables molecular identification, taxonomical classification or dereplication of microorganisms like bacteria, yeasts and fungi. Classification and identification of microorganisms is achieved reliably and fast using proteomic fingerprinting with high-throughput MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Applications include clinical routine microbial identification, environmental and pharmaceutical analysis, taxonomical research, food and consumer product processing and quality control, as well as in marine microbiology. Bruker’s robust MALDI Biotyper method requires minimal sample preparation efforts and offers low cost per sample. The MALDI Biotyper is available in a research-use-only version, as well as in an IVD version according to the EU directive EC/98/79 in certain EU countries. For more information, please visit


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