Biomérieux, has unveiled CE-marked database and reagent kits for the identification of mycobacterium, Nocardia, and molds in a MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry System. This innovative solution further enhances the VITEK MS system's performance by adding 297 new species including identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) group, 45 species of the most frequent non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), and 48 of the most medically important molds. The updated VITEK MS system, however, can now offer simple, rapid, and reliable identification pathogens, providing clinicians with actionable results to manage the infections which they cause, such as tuberculosis, lung and bone infections, and other serious organ infections.
The VITEK MS and mold reagent kits enable easy, rapid, and safe identification of organisms. The VITEK MS extended database now enables the identification within minutes of 1046 species representing 15,172 distinct strains of bacteria, yeasts and molds. The convenient, user-friendly reagent kits for use with this highly automated mass spectrometry system provide lab professionals with extremely reliable results.