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Genzyme to Present Case Studies on MALDI-TOF for Microbial Identification

Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry provides an accurate molecular weight measurement and characterization of biomolecules, including proteins, peptides, polysaccharides, nucleic acids and now, microorganisms. Within a few seconds, a mass spectrum can be generated from an isolated colony, providing a microbial identification down to the species level.

In an upcoming free web seminar, Jennifer Reyes will explain how Genzyme, Inc. implemented MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in a QC microbiology laboratory for the rapid identification of microorganisms.  Organized by SelectScience and Bruker, this complimentary web seminar will provide a starting point for companies wanting to explore alternative and rapid methods for the identification of microorganisms.

Jennifer will present case studies that will cover the following topics:
  • Ability to save time and costs
  • MALDI-TOF performance qualification compared to MicroSEQ and VITEK2
  • Specificity, accuracy and robustness of bacterial extraction methods
  • Method tips for improved extraction of bacterial and fungal samples
Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register.  The free web seminar will take place on February 6, 2014, at 11:00 AM EST.  

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