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All About Fungal Infections

While fungi don't usually pose a threat to human health, several fungal infections can lead to sepsis or meningitis. Learn how syndromic testing can help.

Sepsis and Antimicrobial Resistance: Finding Balance

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Sepsis & concerns about AMR can seemingly pull prescribers in opposite directions, learn why this study suggests they are two sides of the same coin.

Why ASPs Should be Included in Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Efforts

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The COVID-19 pandemic illustrated why antimicrobial stewardship programs should be incorporated into a healthcare organization’s disaster preparedness plans.
Lab technician loading a syndromic testing pouch into the BioFire® Torch System.

Best Uses of BioFire SARS-CoV-2 Syndromic Testing Based on Updated WHO Guidelines

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Here's what users of BioFire’s SARS-CoV-2 syndromic testing solutions should know in response to the WHO's updated testing guidelines.

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.