World Pneumonia Day 2020

November 12th is World Pneumonia day, raising awareness of the infectious disease that claimed 2.5 million lives in 2019, and how to protect against it.

RSV: An Often-Unknown Respiratory Danger

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of several respiratory pathogens that are active during what’s known as flu season. Learn more.

How Investing in the BioFire® FilmArray® System Leads to Cost Savings Benefits

The BioFire FilmArray System requires a higher initial investment than standard-of-care testing methods—but the cost savings benefits of syndromic infectious disease diagnostics are substantial in the long run.

7 Ways to Protect Against Respiratory Season

The news media calls it flu season. But healthcare providers know it’s much more than that—it’s respiratory season, the time of year when several cold and influenza viruses circulate widely, filling doctors’ offices, urgent care clinics, and emergency rooms with miserable patients. And this year, COVID-19 is expected to greatly compound the misery for everyone.

The History of Coronaviruses and Humanity

What we don't know about COVID-19 still outweighs what we do know, however, COVID-19 isn't the first coronavirus to infect humans. Learn more about coronaviruses.

Epidemiology: Tracking and Mitigating Disease

Epidemiologists have found themselves in the spotlight of the global COVID-19 pandemic as they race to trace and understand the novel virus.

Sepsis Awareness Month 2020

Over 1.7 million people are diagnosed with sepsis in the US each year, yet more than 34% of Americans have never heard of sepsis. Learn the facts.

Bloodstream infections: The impact of syndromic testing on patient care and antimicrobial stewardship

Systematic review and meta-analysis on the impact of molecular rapid diagnostic tests and the role syndromic panels can play in antimicrobial stewardship.

PCR: The Foundation of Syndromic Testing

Polymerase chain reaction technology is at the heart of our mission here at BioFire: to provide syndromic infectious disease diagnostic solutions that help make the world a healthier place.
Gastrointestinal

Get a Grip on What’s Making Patients Sick

Learn how the BioFire GI Panel provides fast, comprehensive results in about an hour, while helping maximize the stool bench and improve patient care.