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Since the end of December 2019, Bruker's new MBT smart system is in operation at the Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology as MALDI-TOF-MS.

The institute has several years of expertise in the differentiation of bacteria and fungi using MALDI-TOF-MS and has created an extensive proprietary database over many years, which has already been successfully transferred to the new device. With the new device not only bacteria and fungi can be identified, but perspectively also differentiations of strains of one species (cluster analysis) and ß-lactamase activity determinations can be performed. The new device will ensure the continuation and expansion of the Core Unit "Mass Spectrometric Identification and Differentiation of Microorganisms" (CUMI). For further information on how to use it, please visit the CUMI website.

The person responsible for CUMI is Prof. Wieland Schrödl.

The device was co-financed by tax money as part of a large-scale equipment application by the federal states on the basis of the budget approved by the members of the Saxon state parliament.