What Are Viruses? Viruses 101

Viruses have co-existed with humans well before our our earliest evolutionary origins. Learn all about viruses, how they operate, & how they are diagnosed.
Lab technicians looking over a BioFire® System report.

PCR for Pneumonia Pathogen Identification

Pneumonia patients are frequently overtreated with antibiotics due to the difficulty to quickly identify cause. PCR technology helps alleviate this issue.

World Pneumonia Day 2021

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.
Person holding a BioFire® syndromic testing pouch.

RSV: An Often-Unknown Respiratory Danger

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of several respiratory pathogens that are active during what’s known as flu season. Learn more.
Sample medium being loaded into a syndromic testing pouch.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 2021

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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.
Dr. Tristan Timbrook, PharmD, Global Medical Scientist, BioFire Diagnostics

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

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