Antimicrobial resistance detection with MALDI-TOF MS

Application of MALDI-TOF MS to fight against bacterial resistance to antibiotics is growing fast. Traditional techniques are time-consuming and costly. This means the patient’s life is at risk. Therefore, it is important to find biomarkers of antimicrobial resistance to perform fast and cost-efficient resistance identification.

MALDI-TOF MS has revolutionised pathogen identification. This has been described by a new paper from the Department of Microbiology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Besides, they detail how this technology also accelerates resistance detection compared to both the traditional susceptibility tests and to DNA amplification.

You can download the paper here.