1 Streamlined System. Many BioThreat Targets.

FilmArray PouchThe FilmArray reagents pouch contains all the required reagents for sample preparation, reverse transcription-PCR, PCR, and detection in a freeze-dried, room temperature stable format making it the ideal system for any mobile lab. Prior to a run, the operator injects hydration solution and the unknown sample into the pouch. The FilmArray instrument does the rest.

  1. First, the FilmArray extracts and purifies all nucleic acids from the unknown sample.
  2. Next, the FilmArray performs a nested multiplex PCR. During the first-stage PCR, the FilmArray performs a single, large volume, massively multiplexed reaction.
  3. Last, individual singleplex second-stage PCR reactions detect the products from the first stage PCR. Using endpoint melting curve data, the FilmArray software automatically generates a result for each target.

 

Setting up the FilmArray is Simple

Training is minimal and you only need 2 minutes of hands-on time with no precise pipetting required.

Setting up the FilmArray is Simple

 

FilmArray BioThreat Kits

BioFire Defense offers the following test kits.

FilmArray Panels
FilmArray BioThreat Panel > Click for Details
  • Detection of 16 Threat Pathogens / 26 Targets
  • Not For Diagnostic Use
FilmArray NGDS BT-E Assay Kit > Click for Details
  • Detection of Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) in whole blood, plasma and serum specimens.
  • For Use Under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by Laboratories Designated by DoD. (Approved Oct. 25, 2014)


FilmArray BioThreat-E Kit > Click for Details
  • Detection of Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) in whole blood and urine specimens.
  • For Use Under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by CLIA Moderate and High Complexity Laboratories. (Approved Oct. 25, 2014)

 

Additional Panels Available through BioFire Diagnostics > Click for Details
  • FilmArray Respiratory (RP) Panel – FDA CLEARED
  • FilmArray Blood Culture (BCID) Panel – FDA CLEARED
  • FilmArray Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel – FDA CLEARED
  • FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel – FDA CLEARED

 

Featured Video

Thanks to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for using the FilmArray system, a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) instrument to demonstrate how to screen for suspicious powders.