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VelaLabs now offers Maldi-TOF analysis for pharma & biotech

VelaLabs extends its pharmaceutical bacteriology testing by MALDI-TOF

June 2021: With MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry  (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption lonization – Time of Flight)  VelaLabs extends its’ method portfolio for germ identification in the field of microbiology.


MALDI-TOF method

The method combines matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) with time of flight (TOF) of released ions for mass spectrometry. The bacterial species is identified via the spectrum of the bacterial proteome after protein ionization and analysed with a database.


MALDI-TOF advantages in bacteriology

Over more than 10 years MALDI-TOF is used for germ identification. It has significant advantages in terms of

  • speed
  • reliability
  • reproducibility

Studies show that MALDI-TOF is a suitable tool for being used in clinical and pharmaceutical bacteriology for identification of bacteria and bacterial toxin as well as antibiotic resistance.


Studies & more information:


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