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NEW YORK (360Dx) – Bruker said after the close of markets on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration had cleared use of the company's MALDI Biotyper system for the detection of Candida auris.

According to Bruker, the MALDI Biotyper is now cleared by FDA for the clinical identification of 333 species or species groups covering 424 bacteria and yeast species.

A yeast, C. auris is a cause of infections in settings like hospitals and can be resistant to antifungal drugs typically used to treat Candida infections.

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