This free site, organized and curated by the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten), offers an extended spectra database to complement the Bruker Biotyper® and BioMerieux Vitek® MS SARAMIS database.
The purpose of Spectra
MALDI-TOF based identification of microorganisms has revolutionized the field of microbiology and an increasing amount of clinical diagnostic laboratories are adopting this technique. Spectra was created to ensure that the databases for MALDI-TOF based identification of microorganisms are continuously updated. Spectra aims also to improve the identification of microorganisms by including more biological replicates for each species, by including regional variants of specific species and by continuously adding organisms that are not represented in the databases. Spectra is also intended to be a hub for MALDI-TOF users to meet and discuss problems, new techniques, protocols and so on.