Bruker Daltonik GmbH and the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) announced a collaboration for the identification and classification of microorganisms from peptide and protein profiles measured by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The DSMZ uses Bruker Daltonik´s novel CLINPROT BioTyper(TM) system to generate protein profiles and to perform the required advanced data analysis.
The DSMZ currently stores and maintains approximately 14,000 cultures, representing 6,900 species from different types of microorganisms, including archaea, bacteria, yeasts and fungi. In the course of the planned collaboration, a comprehensive database will be generated that will include species and strains for many different application areas such as microbiological classification, clinical and diagnostic infectious disease research, as well as environmental analysis, food safety and water quality. The DSMZ will use the CLINPROT BioTyper for its internal quality control of strains, as well as for its on-going phylogenetic research in various microorganisms.