BioFire Defense leads in the development of reliable and sensitive BioSurveillance instruments. Known for its history of releasing innovative instruments, BioFire Defense produced the first ruggedized PCR-based instrument in 1999, the R.A.P.I.D.®, making possible lab quality results in the field.

Since then, BioFire Defense has successfully fielded numerous systems for the United States Department of Defense including the Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) which is the biothreat identification and diagnostics standard for the US military. They have also developed the field hardened RAZOR® EX, and the new FilmArray® along with a suite of complimentary assays and sample preparation reagents.


RAZOR EX Instrument

Field – RAZOR EX BioDetection System

  • New graphical interface displaysreal-time fluorescent tracings
  • Bar code scanning to upload protocols directly from reagent pouches
  • Reverse transcription capability for RNA viruses
  • Wireless connectivity
  • USB communications
  • 7 runs on a battery charge
  • New desktop software


Lab – FilmArray BioSurveillance System

  • Multi-Use: Used for BioThreat Detection and Pandemic BioSurveillance.
  • Fully Automated: Sample prep, amplification, identification, and reporting.
  • Easy-to-Use: Automated protocol requires limited hands-on time and training.
  • More BioThreat Targets: Test 17 pathogens in one run.

R.A.P.I.D. System

Mobile Lab – R.A.P.I.D. System

  • Tests up to 32 samples in less than 30 minutes
  • Meets MIL-STD-810E Transport Standard
  • Simple wizard-based user interface
  • Under 50 lbs/22.7 Kg
  • Tests proven to be accurate by the U.S. DoD




  • The standard for the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Developed as a light-weight portable and yet durable system
  • Identifies multiple biological warfare agents and pathogens
  • FDA 510(k) cleared
  • 14 sample types
  • 16 agent tests
  • Validated, fielded, proven


R.A.P.I.D. Reagent Kits

  • Reagents are freeze-dried for ease-of-use and storage
  • All necessary components in one tube
  • Storage at room temperature
  • Minimizes errors caused by improper storage and handling
  • Reduced set-up time
  • Uniform results

RAZOR Reagent Pouches

RAZOR Reagent Kits

  • No pipetting or centrifugation required
  • Freeze-dried reagents for easy use and storage
  • All components in one pouch: primers, probes, enzymes, and buffers
  • Durable plastic pouch prevents cross contamination
  • Storage at room temperature

Sample Preparation Kit

Sample Purification Kits

  • Enable DNA/RNA extraction from pathogens in food, water, blood and more
  • Each kit contains all of the necessary ingredients for DNA/RNA purification
  • All kits contain easy to follow protocols requiring minimal training
  • Reduce the risk of operator error
Services and Support

Ready Response Kit

Ready Response™ Kit

  • Complements BioFire Diagnostics’s R.A.P.I.D. System
  • Ideal for the start-up R.A.P.I.D. user
  • Compartmentalized and durable carrying case by LowePro
  • Comfortable pack designed for long excursions
  • Includes all necessary equipment to prepare samples

Training Courses

Training Classes

  • Gain familiarity with basic software,troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Learn advanced operating features
  • Understand advanced options
  • Master basic sample preparationtechniques
  • Improve operator efficiency
  • Maintain operational readiness