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Materials & Methods

  1. To prepare the sample for MALDI-TOF the organism is sub-cultured and incubated atoptimal growth conditions for 16-24 hours.
     

  2. A large, single colony or small loopful of a pure, viable culture is used for sample extraction or direct analysis.
     

  3. Once extracted, the sample is placed onto a target plate.
     

  4. Technicians overlay a matrix crystallization solution that improves spatial resolution for data analysis. 
     

  5. A pulsed UV laser causes the proteins to ionize toward a detector that differentiates mass based on time of flight. 
     

  6. The mass spectra are generated and then compared to two validated libraries.
     

  7. Our proprietary identification algorithm is used in generating the reports, which are then verified for quality assurance.
     

 

 

Upcoming Events

June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS:

To continuously improve our services to you, the MALDI-TOF library will be updated June 2018.

This update includes:

  • New strains, species, and genera

  • Strengthened entries and increased library diversity

  • Updated taxonomy

  • More than 1500 new library entries

The new library will be implemented immediately following validation and is anticipated to be available for customer samples by June 30, 2018. Please contact the Quality Assurance/Compliance Manager at QA@midilabs.com with any questions.

August 13, 2018 to August 14, 2018

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 

Exhibitor Booth # 311

October 10, 2018 to October 15, 2018

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD USA

Booth #309

 

November 6, 2018 to November 10, 2018

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV USA

Exhibitor Booth #4039