BioFire FilmArray®

The Fastest Way to Better Results

User-friendly Multiplex PCR

The FilmArray System has set a new standard in molecular diagnostic platforms featuring:

  • Unmatched usability and speed
  • Comprehensive panels
  • Results in about 60 minutes
  • Physicians get answers sooner 
  • Laboratories maximize productivity and reduce costs

The Fastest Way to Better Results

The FilmArray is an FDA-cleared multiplex PCR system that integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis. It requires just a few minutes of hands-on-time and its turnaround time is just about an hour, giving you faster results which may lead to better patient care.

The FilmArray now has four FDA-cleared panels – the Respiratory Panel, the Blood Culture Identification Panel, the Gastrointestinal Panel, and the Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel. Together, these panels test for more than a hundred pathogens. Thus, FilmArray is not only the fastest way to better results; it’s the fastest way to more results.

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BIOFIRE FILMARRAY® FEATURES

Set It Up In 2 Minutes

With minimal training and no precise pipetting required, in as little as 2 minutes, the patient sample is loaded into the pouch and placed into the system for an automated test.

Simplicity Is In The Software

The FilmArray Software walks you through the entire process—from sample to answer. When the run is complete, the software analyzes and reports results in a simple, easy-to-read format.

BIOFIRE FILMARRAY® USES

One Streamlined System

Many Applications

Diagnosing infectious diseases can be challenging. There are often countless possibilities and finding out what is making a patient sick often requires rapid answers so appropriate treatment decisions can be made. The FilmArray is an easy-to-use multiplex PCR system that can be used in complex diagnostic situations that require multiple answers in a critically short period of time:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Identification of organisms in positive blood cultures
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Meningitis/Encephalitis

The technology behind the FilmArray allows for the simultaneous detection of:

  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Yeast
  • Parasites
  • Antimicrobial resistance genes

Whether trying to select appropriate therapy for a septic patient, or determining exactly which respiratory pathogen is making a young child sick, FilmArray can return answers fast.

BIOFIRE FILMARRAY® REAGENTS

Respiratory Panel: FDA Cleared

The FilmArray Respiratory Panel tests for a comprehensive panel of 20 respiratory viruses and bacteria. The FilmArray instrument integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis into one simple system that requires 2 minutes of hands-on time and has a total run time of about 1 hour.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about 1 hour
  • Comprehensive: 20 target respiratory panel

 

Viral Targets

Adenovirus

Coronavirus HKU1

Coronavirus NL63

Coronavirus 229E

Coronavirus OC43

Human Metapneumovirus

Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus

Influenza A

Influenza A/H1

Influenza A/H3

Influenza A/H1-2009

Influenza B

Parainfluenza Virus 1

Parainfluenza Virus 2

Parainfluenza Virus 3

Parainfluenza Virus 4

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

 

 

Bacterial Targets

Bordetella pertussis

Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel: FDA Cleared

The FilmArray Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel tests for common gastrointestinal pathogens including viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea. The integrated FilmArray system brings sample to results in about an hour, with only 2 minutes of hands-on time.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about 1 hour
  • Comprehensive: 22 target GI panel

 

Viruses

Adenovirus F40/41

Astrovirus

Norovirus GI/GII

Rotovirus A

Sapovirus (I, II, IV, and V)

 

 

Bacteria

Campylobacter (jejuni, coli and upsaliensis)

Clostridium difficile (Toxin A/B)

Plesiomonas shigelloides

Salmonella

Yersinia enterocolitica

Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vulnificus and cholerae)

Vibrio cholerae

Diarrheagenic E.coli/Shigella

Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)

Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st

Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2

E. coli O157

Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)

 

Parasites

Cryptosporidium

Cyclospora cayetanensis

Entamoeba histolytica

Giardia lamblia

Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel: FDA Cleared

The FilmArray Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel tests for a comprehensive list of 24 pathogens and 3 antibiotic resistance genes associated with bloodstream infections. With just one test you can identify pathogens in 9 out of 10 positive blood cultures in about an hour with only 2 minutes of hands-on time.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about 1 hour
  • Comprehensive: 27 target BCID panel

 

Bacteria

Gram-positive bacteria

Enterococcus

Listeria monocytogenes

Staphylococcus Streptococcus

Staphylococcus aureus

Streptococcus agalactiae

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Gram-negative bacteria

Acinetobacter baumannii

Haemophilus influenzae

Neisseria meningitidis

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Enterobacteriaceae Enterobacter cloacae complex

Escherichia coli

Klebsiella oxytoca

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Proteus

Serratia marcescens

 

 

Yeast

Candida albicans

Candida glabrata

Candida krusei

Candida parapsilosis

Candida tropicalis

 

Antimicrobial resistance genes

mecA - methicillin resistance

vanA/B - vancomycin resistance

KPC - carbapenem resistance

Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel: FDA Cleared

The FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel tests cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for a variety of pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and yeast. The integrated FilmArray system yields sample to results in about an hour, with only 2 minutes of hands-on time.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about 1 hour
  • Comprehensive: 16 bacterial, viral, and yeast targets

 

Bacteria

Escherichia coli K1

Haemophilus influenzae

Listeria monocytogenes

Neisseria meningitidis

Streptococcus agalactiae

Streptococcus pneumoniae

 

Viruses

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Enterovirus

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)

Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2)

Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)

Human parechovirus

Varicella zoster virus (VZV)

 

Yeast

Cryptococcus gattii

Cryptococcus neoformans

 

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