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Hardy Diagnostics unveils Matrix-Assisted laser instrument

Hardy Diagnostics, in partnership with Autobio, has launched the Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionized Time of Flight instrument.

The device, which is otherwise known as MALDI-TOF, offers high-speed detection and taxonomical classification of bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi based on proteomic fingerprinting.

The Autof MS 1000 has a database of approximately 5,000 species of microorganisms created with more than 15,000 strains.

As compared with conventional methods and PCR, the instrument has faster time-to-result and accuracy similar to nucleic acid sequencing technologies.