The Fastest Way to Better Results

The FilmArray® System is the new standard for syndromic infectious disease molecular diagnostics. With integrated sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis, the FilmArray System delivers accurate results in about an hour.

Innovative Platforms for Your Needs

FilmArray® Torch

Our Most Advanced Testing Solution Yet

FilmArray Torch is the latest advancement in molecular infectious disease diagnostics. The high throughput FilmArray Torch is a fully integrated, random access system designed to meet your laboratory’s syndromic infectious disease testing needs. The FilmArray Torch will be compatible with all existing FilmArray Panels, providing the quick, comprehensive and accurate results you have come to expect from FilmArray.

  • Reduced footprint provides up to six times the throughput per square foot of laboratory bench space
  • Scalable configuration for customized throughput
  • Simplified workflow featuring a touch screen interface and integrated barcode scanner
  • LIS connectivity helps automate data management
  • Random access operation


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FilmArray® 2.0

One Streamlined System with Many Applications

FilmArray 2.0 has set the standard for molecular diagnostic testing. With single database management of up to 8 instruments per computer, FilmArray 2.0 can test up to 175 samples a day. Its LIS-interfacing capabilities enable simplified test ordering and send outs, quicker turnaround times and increased accuracy by minimizing manual data entry.

  • High throughput
  • Scalable
  • Random access performance
  • LIS capable
  • Single database management

FilmArray® EZ Configuration

CLIA-waived System for Near Patient Molecular Testing

Designed for use in CLIA-waived testing sites, FilmArray EZ enables decentralized molecular testing throughout a provider network.

  • Designed for use with Respiratory Panel (RP) EZ
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Simplified user interface and results report

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FilmArray – How It Works

BioFire Diagnostics’ FilmArray System offers unmatched ease-of-use with just two minutes of hands-on time. Training is minimal and the software walks you through the entire process. Watch the video to see the FilmArray in action.

FilmArray Technology

Three Easy Steps to Faster Disease Diagnostics

  1. SETUP
    Inject hydration solution and an unprocessed sample.
  2. TEST
    Insert the pouch into the FilmArray unit and start the run.
    The software reports whether or not each pathogen is detected in the sample.

FilmArray Technology

The FilmArray pouch stores all the necessary reagents for sample preparation, reverse transcription-PCR, PCR and detection in a freeze-dried format. Just inject hydration solution and an unprocessed sample, and the FilmArray takes care of the rest.

During a run, the FilmArray System extracts and purifies all nucleic acids from the unprocessed sample. Next, the FilmArray performs a nested multiplex PCR. During the first stage, the system performs a single, large volume, multiplexed reaction. Finally, individual, single-plex second-stage PCR reactions detect the products from the first-stage PCR.

Using endpoint melting curve data, the FilmArray software automatically analyzes the result for each target. When the run is complete, the software reports whether or not each pathogen is detected in the sample. This information is printed in an automated response at the end of the test run.


FilmArray® Trend

BioFire’s syndromic testing surveillance system, FilmArray Trend, provides a real-time display of the respiratory pathogens detected by a portion of BioFire customers running the FilmArray® Respiratory Panel (RP) tests in the US. De-identified results from the FilmArray diagnostic tests are sent directly to a cloud-based database that automatically syncs and displays metrics on the FilmArray Trend website. The data are updated daily, and present a national view of pathogen prevalence in the US. FilmArray Trend demonstrates that it is possible to achieve the goal of comprehensive real-time monitoring of infectious disease while still preserving patient privacy.


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