The FilmArray® is able to identify, in a closed system, dozens of the most lethal viruses and bacteria, including emerging infectious diseases. The easy-to-use, syringe-loaded system represents the next generation in automated detection systems.
The FilmArray uses a plastic pouch with automated capabilities, including sample preparation, reverse transcription for RNA viruses, and a two-stage nested multiplex PCR process. The results are a revolutionary detection system in a lightweight, small-footprint format.
Benefits from a Complete Product Solution
Multi-Use: Used for BioThreat Detection and Pandemic BioSurveillance.
Easy-to-Use: Automated protocol requires limited hands-on time and training.
Fully Automated: Sample prep, amplification, identification, and reporting.
Network: Interoperable with global information grid.
Single Instrument Integration: Reduce the amount of equipment and consumables.
Quick Test Times: Results in 1 hour.
Freeze-dried Reagents: Room temperature stable.
More BioThreat Targets: Test 16 pathogens in one run.
More Sample Types: Integrated sample prep removes PCR inhibitors and allows BioThreat detection in challenging environmental sample types such as soil and clay.
Laboratories associated with small hospitals often have limited expertise, personnel and equipment to rapidly identify rare and emerging infectious diseases. We describe the successful use of the FilmArray system for rapid detection of Ebola directly from clinical samples in 6 out of 83 tested subjects in a small healthcare center in Sierra Leone.