iD Plus MALDI-TOF Platform

iD Plus MALDI-TOF Platform

Certain microorganisms can cause severe diseases and considerable damage, and need to be identified quickly and reliably. The easy-to-use AXIMA-iDPlus Microbial Identification System is the ideal tool to address these concerns. With AXIMA-iDPlus, cultured microorganisms can be directly applied to the MALDI sample target and introduced to an AXIMA series MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer to revolutionize the daily routine in analytical and diagnostic laboratories.

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Features:

Fast Response, Outstanding Recovery Rate

AXIMA-iDPlus can identify 380 clinical research samples within 5 hours in the high-throughput mode, less than one minute per sample. The results appear in a comprehensible spreadsheet format, exportable to common data processing software.
Gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, fungi and spores are identified based on their characteristic MALDI-TOF MS fingerprints with up to 98% recovery rate down to sub-species level.

Substitutes Biochemical Standard Methods

No pre-selection of analytical methods is required; hands-on time is reduced and costs are cut dramatically.

Wide Range of Applications

AXIMA-iDPlus covers a wide range of applications in a number of industries, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and food. Examples include:

  • Diagnosis of human and veterinarian infectious pathogens
  • Drug discovery process – AXIMA-iDPlus recognizes new isolates generated by microorganisms and classifies the unknown into a taxonomic tree
  • Culture collections – Identification and classification of strains based on phenotype characteristics
  • Food and beverage manufacturing processes – Recognition of upcoming toxic microorganisms at an early stage

Complementary Method

Designed for medium to high-throughput identification, iDPlus can be easily integrated into automated laboratory environments and any LIMS.


Process

Just Two Steps from Cultures to Results

Step 1: Sample preparation

iDPlus identifies a sample grown overnight on an agar plate. A tiny amount of cells is transferred to a FlexiMass™ target followed by 0.5 μL matrix solution. The preparation is completed within seconds after the samples are air-dried.
 

sample prep for microorganism identification

Step 2: Identification

The FlexiMass target is loaded into the iDPlus where mass spectral fingerprints of the samples are acquired. Fingerprints are matched against the SARAMIS database of SuperSpectra for immediate identification. Results are displayed within one minute.

SARAMIS database