MALDI Biotyper (MBT) is a technology that identifies microorganisms using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry to measure a unique peptide mass fingerprint. MBT measures highly abundant proteins that are found in all microorganisms and matches the pattern with a spectral library to determine the microorganism (in some cases down to the species level).
Main Areas of Focus
- To allow researchers to identify microorganism isolates in a faster, more cost-effective way than traditional methods such as genome sequencing
- MALDI Biotyper (MBT)
Who Can Use This Resource
- This resource is available to NIAID researchers.
How To Get Started
- For use of this machine, please contact NIAID’s Research Technologies Branch.