Microbiology Testing Lab Purchases Equipment for Rapid Pathogen Identification
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce its purchase of the bioMerieux VITEK@MS MALDI TOF (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectroscopy). The technology uses charged molecular signatures for rapid identification of pathogens. It is particularly useful for the identification of pathogenic bacteria, molds and yeasts using a library of over 25,000 spectra for clinically relevant micro-organisms.
“Identification can be accomplished in a matter of minutes after culturing the organisms,” said Diane Miskowski, MPH, Business Development Manager of EMSL Analytical, Inc. “This technology provides exceptional speed and accuracy over traditional biochemical and gas chromatographic identification techniques and is well suited to high-throughput laboratories.”
Bacterial and mold identifications are crucial to confirm microbial contamination in drinking, recreational water and process water. This technology can also be used to identify pathogens that have caused illness in over-the-counter medicines, clean wipes, personal care products and food. EMSL is currently validating the equipment for the identification of pathogens in pharmaceutical products.
EMSL invests in cutting edge technology in an effort to continually offer our customers the most advanced and state of the art applications in scientific analytical testing. Since 1981, EMSL has been a privately held, independent testing laboratory providing scientifically defensible data to a wide variety of clients including manufacturers, consulting engineers, industrial hygienists, municipal and federal government agencies. EMSL has an extensive list of accreditations for environmental, food, consumer products and indoor air quality testing. They are also an FDA registered, DEA licensed laboratory. For additional information, please visit www.emsl.com.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of food, environmental, and materials testing services and products to government agencies, industry professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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