Q Laboratories, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) has added another tool to their microbial identification capabilities by acquiring the Bruker MALDI Biotyper®. This technology allows for rapid, cost-effective, accurate identification of thousands of microorganisms (including yeasts and filamentous fungi) using state-of-the-art technology. It can be used for environmental, product and/or research and development applications. Classification and identification are based on proteomic fingerprinting using high throughput mass-spectrometry. Turnaround time can be as little as one day. Currently celebrating 50 years in business, Q Laboratories, Inc has recently opened a new dedicated microbial identification laboratory as part of our ongoing facility expansion. This space will house the Bruker MALDI Biotyper® as well as traditional biochemical identification technology, and will allow for additional microbial identification capability in the future. An independent, ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, cGMP/GLP compliant, FDA Registered laboratory, Q Laboratories, Inc. can provide microbiology and analytical chemistry laboratory services to companies around the world. Services include: Method Development and Validation, Pathogen Screening, Indicator Organism Enumeration, Nutritional Analysis, Raw Material Qualification, Challenge Studies and Shelf Life/Stability Testing. Q Laboratories, Inc. can perform analyses on food & beverages, food & beverage flavorings and ingredients, pet food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, OTC?s, dietary supplements and health and beauty care products.