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ATCC and bioMerieux Partner

August 28, 2014

ATCCand bioMerieux detailed their collaboration to expand and solidify the bioMerieux VITEK MS microbial identification database for the industrial market.

According to a media release, recently, ATCC acquired the bioMerieux VITEK MS system to make this MALDI TOF technology a fundamental component of their authentication and quality control processes.

"For more than eight decades, Microbiology laboratories worldwide have looked to ATCC to provide well characterized microbial reference strains with the highest level of quality assurance," stated Kristina Peterman, Compliance, Senior Director Quality Assurance and Laboratory Testing Services/Chief Compliance Officer. "Utilizing the MALDI technology through the bioMerieux VITEK MS system demonstrates our commitment to advancement, quality and innovation. The solution will also provide traceability and reduced testing time while reducing consumable costs in our extensive quality control process."

"We are delighted to partner with ATCC, the recognized expert in industrial microbial identifications," said Pierre-Louis Thiney, Executive Director US Industry for bioMerieux. "The partnership exemplifies both companies commitment to quality standards for our food, pharmaceutical and veterinary customers. It truly is a testament to the strong added value of our VITEK MS solution."

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