QMMS is delighted to have acquired a Microflex series instrument from Bruker Daltronics, one of the handful in the UK that is available for veterinary diagnostic use.

The microflex series instument is a Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionisation Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (MALDI-TOF MS) - essentially an instrument designed to automatically identify proteins, oligonucleotides and biomarkers to enable the identification of bacterial pathogens. The instrument compares results to a medical database and is therefore able to identify a huge range of bacterial pathogens, making it an exciting piece of technology to work with for research and commercial purposes.

The Bruker is now routinely used alongside conventional bacteriological techniques at QMMS.