MALDI Biotyper by Bruker Daltonics

Manufacturer Bruker Daltonics  |  Available Worldwide
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The MALDI Biotyper identifies microorganisms using MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight) Mass Spectrometry to measure a unique molecular fingerprint of an organism. Specifically, the MALDI Biotyper measures highly abundant proteins that are found in all microorganisms. The characteristic patterns of these highly abundant proteins are used to reliably and accurately identify a particular microorganism by matching the respective pattern with an extensive open da... Read more


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Average Rating: 4.5
14 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Rapid identification; has improved patient care tenfold.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Microbiological identification

"The MALDI-ToF is an excellent piece of equipment that has improved patient care tenfold as the patients can be put on more appropriate antibiotic treatments sooner due to rapid identification of bacterial organisms, especially with positive blood cultures. ID can be done within 20 minutes on a single spot with a QC Bacterial Test Standard spot. Pros: Rapid identification including yeasts Excellent support service based in UK Don't need massive amounts of growth of organism Decreased labour/time from staff required over traditional ID methods Cons: BTS can be temperamental Expense Reagents and parts sourced from Germany (not as good if very urgently needed) Overall opinion: it's a very good addition to any lab, we would struggle (and we have) without it. Just needs work on the BTS problem"

Review date: 16 Feb 2018 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Erlanger



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
This is top of the line, and we could not function without it.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Bacterial Identification

"The Maldi is a highly complex analyzer. It isn't much to look at; but, as they say, looks can be deceiving. It takes what used to require 24-48 hours on the Walkaway (Microscan), literally a few minutes to acquire an identification of a bacterial pathogen. This is significantly astonishing. We are able to begin treatment so much sooner than before. Septic patients get the proper antibiolotics and not just broad spectrum, anaerobes are identified so much quicker, haemophilus no longer requires an additional 24 hours to grow on a special plate; but, can be identified in 2 minutes. Setting up your samples is probably the trickiest part of the analyzer. You have to be very precise on application. Not enough, too much, or mixed will cause you to have some issues and it will not work. Technique is the key. But, as long as everyone has good training and is taught proper technique, the skill will come with practice and time. It is very important that a fume hood be available. This is probably the only drawback of my purchase. It was never discussed or mentioned. The maldi requires very toxic, flammable acids and other chemicals to clean the target plates, and to assist in the identification. Be aware of this and prepared for what you will need."

Review date: 20 Dec 2017 | MALDI Biotyper

Manufacturer's Response

We are glad to hear that your overall experience with the Biotyper and MALDI has been positive. We are sorry that you feel the information regarding the use of a fume hood was not effectively relayed to you. There is a step in the cleaning process that requires a very small amount of Trifluoroacetic acid (100 µl). Most customers enjoy the financial benefit of using the reusable target plate, however we do offer an FDA approved disposable MBT Biotarget plate as an option for customers that do not want to use chemicals for the cleaning process.
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: PT. Tripatria Andalan Medika



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I like this instrument
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze Microbiology

"This product totally easy to use and reliable, analyze as faster as we need, flexible to handle and help our laboratory problems"

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: MRI (Max Rubner-Institute)



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Can you buy...IF you have the budget.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Idnetifying microbiota

"Easy to handle, needs a little training, gets results quick. More time consuming for deeper access."

Review date: 06 Mar 2017 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Pad.Dr.D.Y.Patil Institute of pharmaceutical sciences and research,Pimpri,Pune-411018



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Very safe to use, precise, efficient instrument.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:MALDI Biotyper

"Very safe to use, precise, efficient and I really recommended to pharmaceutical companies, institutions and microbiology labs where study continues with the microbial identification."

Review date: 24 Mar 2016 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: CSIR-IMTECH, Sec. 39A, Chandigarh, India



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Recommend to any clinical and research lab for making their life easy
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Microbiology /Biotechnology

"Very efficient, fast, accurate, user friendly and will recommend to any clinical and research lab. working on microbial identification, quality control and research "

Review date: 24 Feb 2016 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Michigan State University - Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"It’s the best automatic identification instrument that we have ever purchased. It is reliable, easy to use and requires no maintenance. You only have to purchase one reagent and one control from the company. Also there are no expensive proprietary consumables required. "

Review date: 22 Oct 2015 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: CSIR-IMTECH, Sec. 39A, Chandigarh, India



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:I am using it for the verification and confirmation of identity/authenticity of microbial cultures.

"User-friendly, very easy to use, after sales service and support is fantastic and it is definitely value for money."

Review date: 18 Feb 2015 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: California Animal Health & Food Safety Lab System



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"We use the system for bacterial identification. It is robust, rapid, and discriminatory for a majority of our clinical isolates and very useful in our lab."

Review date: 05 Aug 2014 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: FGCZ Functional genomics Center Zuerich



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:microbiology

"This easy to use mass-spectrometric device enables a fast and efficient typing of bacteria, fungi and mammalian cells. The workflow to bring e.g., bacterial cells onto a sample plate is greatly streamlined and the subsequent mass recording and typing on the Microflex apparatus from Bruker is ideal, even for non-MS trained persons. I would call it from plate to plate (agar plate to MALDI steel plate). Have fun with it!"

Review date: 01 Aug 2014 | MALDI Biotyper


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Instrument user interface is intuitive, sample processing is reproducible and accurate, and vendor service response has been timely and effective."

Review date: 01 Aug 2014 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: VU University Amsterdam



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:MS Imaging

"It is easy to use even for students. It has good performance, sensitivity, accuracy and gives great results. Good for ordinary and imaging mass spectroscopy."

Review date: 18 Feb 2014 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Public Health England



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Identification of Bacteria (Maldi -TOF)

"This product is excellent at giving results to clinicians quickly that saves a lot of time compared to doing a Gram stains, API’s etc. It would have been useful to know about similar products before the purchase. The few areas the lab is having difficulty with is the database of organisms, it is quite vast but there are still some organisms which are not validated. Also some organisms are crossed match e.g. S.oralis and S.pneumoniae."

Review date: 12 Nov 2013 | MALDI Biotyper
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Harris Health System



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Rapid ID of bacteria

"This system is very time efficient. I think it is changing the face of the microbiology lab. Rapid ID can help doctors begin treatment with sensitivities pending."

Review date: 04 Oct 2013 | MALDI Biotyper

The MALDI Biotyper identifies microorganisms using MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight) Mass Spectrometry to measure a unique molecular fingerprint of an organism. Specifically, the MALDI Biotyper measures highly abundant proteins that are found in all microorganisms.

The characteristic patterns of these highly abundant proteins are used to reliably and accurately identify a particular microorganism by matching the respective pattern with an extensive open database to determine the identity of the microorganism down to the species level.

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MALDI Biotyper

Manufacturer Bruker Daltonics  |  Available Worldwide

4.5 / 5.0 | 14 reviews