Upcoming Events

To help us reach as many people as possible, we have chosen to participate in these events. Be sure to stop by our booth during these events to see our products and learn how they can complement your bio-detection program.

2018 ASM Biothreats

February 12 – 14
Baltimore, MD

Booth 11
Showcasing the
& FilmArray Systems
  CBRNe South America 2018

March 7 – 9
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Booth 2

Showcasing the
& FilmArray Systems

CLMA KnowledgeLab 2018

May 6 – 9
Long Beach, CA

Showcasing the
FilmArray &
JBAIDS Systems
NCT CBRNE Asia Pacific

May 28-30
Tokyo, Japan

Showcasing the
& FilmArray Systems

IAFC International Hazmat Response Teams Conference

June 7 – 10
Baltimore, MD

Showcasing the
& FilmArray Systems


Featured Videos

Fully Automated BioDetection

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.





PNNL HazMat Demonstration Using a Polymerase Chain Reaction System to Screen Suspicious Powders

Use of a commercially available polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system for screening a powder sample is demonstrated. Note: This is only a demonstration and required personal protective equipment (PPE) is not being worn. Actual required PPE will depend on the specific situation.

FilmArray by BioFire

The FilmArray System is an example of the impact of the U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Program, which funds research and development by small businesses / cooperative R&D projects with small businesses and non-profit U.S. research institutions. The Air Force SBIR/STTR program focuses on projects and services with the potential to develop into a product for military or commercial sectors. From 2000-2013, the Air Force invested nearly $4 billion in these R&D projects. BioFire received funding during this period to develop the FilmArray technology. This is BioFire’s story.

Press Releases and Media

From time to time, we are asked to provide press releases, and high-resolution photos of our products and services. Click on any of the titles below to download the information.

Press Releases & Media Information
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BioFire Defense, a bioMérieux Company, Receives Prestigious Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Global New Product Innovation Award for its FilmArray® Ebola Test 02/10/15
BioFire Defense Receives EUA of FilmArray Ebola Test 10/25/14
BioFire Defense NGDS Contract Award 03/20/14
bioMérieux makes a significant acquisition in molecular biology in the U.S. with the acquisition of BioFire, bioMérieux consolidates its position as a major player in infectious disease diagnostics 09/03/13
BioFire Initiates Clinical Study for the FilmArray® Gastrointestinal Panel 07/30/13
BioFire Receives FDA Clearance for theFilmArray® Blood Culture Identification Panel 06/25/13
BioFire Obtains CE IVD Mark for FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification Panel 05/06/13
BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. Submits 510(k) Application to FDA for FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification Test 04/16/13
BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. Awarded Next Generation Diagnostics System Contract 03/26/13
BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for the FilmArray® System 03/14/13
BioFire Receives FDA Clearance for Updated FilmArray Respiratory Panel Improving Sensitivity and Reactivity of Adenovirus Detection 2/20/13
BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel Decreases Turnaround Time and Improves Patient Care 2/12/13
BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. Names Robert Lollini Chief Financial Officer 11/1/12
BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. Appoints Herm Rosenman to Board of Directors 10/18/12
BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. Secures $25 Million Financing
from Athyrium Opportunities Fund
Idaho Technology, Inc. Becomes BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. 8/28/12
Idaho Technology Provides FilmArray® Clinical Diagnostic Pipeline Update 08/06/12
ITI Initiates Clinical Study For FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel 07/17/12
ITI to Present at the 2012 American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Genreal Meeting 05/15/12
ITI Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Expanded FilmArray Respiratory Panel 05/15/12
ITI’s FilmArray Diagnostic Platform Demonstrates Significant Workflow Benefit and Pathogen Specificity 04/25/12
ITI to Highlight Diagnostic FilmArray Respiratory Panel at 28th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium 04/19/12
Idaho Technology Launches FilmArray® Respiratory Panel at European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 04/01/12
Idaho Technology, Inc. seeks FDA clearance for the expanded FilmArray Respiratory Panel 01/30/12
Idaho Technology Inc. Delivers 10 Target BioThreat Detection Kit for US Military 01/24/12
Idaho Technology, Inc. Patents Melting Curve Analysis with Exponential Background Subtraction 01/10/12
RAZOR™ EX Passes Department of Homeland Security Sponsered SPADA Evaluation 12/06/11
FDA Clears Flu Tests for JBAIDS 09/28/11
FDA Clears Idaho Technology, Inc. Developed Q Fever Test 06/06/11
Idaho Technology, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for FilmArray® Instrument 05//2/11
Idaho Technology, Inc. and Bio-Rad Sign License Agreement 12/21/10
Idaho Technolog,y Inc. submits FilmArray® Respiratory Panel to FDA for 510(k) Clearance 11/03/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. Announces New RAZOR Simulant Training Kit Launched for BioDetection Training 09/13/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. Issues License to DuPont Qualicon 07/30/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. Launches New Carousel Centrifuge & Workflow Center 07/21/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. receives AOAC-PTM approval for additional salmonella matrices 04/19/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. to develop flu tests for military 04/15/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. exclusive licensee of patent covering majority of real-time PCR instruments on markets 04/01/10
Applied Biosystems and Idaho Technology, Inc. Enter Broad Patent Cross-licensing Agreement 01/26/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. Begins FDA Clinical Trials for the FilmArray® Respiratory Panel 01/26/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. Launches High Volume Food Test Kit 01/26/10
Idaho Technology, Inc. Issues License to Kapa Biosystems, Inc. 12/15/09
Idaho Technology, Inc.’s FilmArray™ Receives Military Funding for CLIA Waiver Effort 11/30/09
Idaho Technology, Inc. Receives AOAC-RI Validation for E.coli O157:H7 Test 10/06/09
Military Approves H1N1 Testing with Idaho Technology JBAID 10/02/09
Idaho Technology, Inc. Expands Its High Resolution Melting Patent Portfolio 9/29/09
Updated Software Release Improves Accuracy and Sensitivity of Food Security System 8/12/09
Idaho Technology, Inc. Receives $3.6M Grant to further Develop
Diagnostic Medical Testing Platform for Undeserved Population
Idaho Technology, Inc. gains Army approval of Platinum Path™ Extraction Kit for Biological Pathogen Detection Program 6/4/09
Idaho Technology, Inc. and Microbiology International Announce Distribution Partnership 4/16/09
Idaho Technology, Inc. Issues License to Thermo Fisher Scientific 4/2/09
Idaho Technology, Inc. Receives AOAC-RI Validation for Listeria Test 2/5/09
Idaho Technology, Inc. Receives AOAC Approval for Salmonella Assay 3/26/08
Plague and Tularemia Detection Kits Receive FDA Clearance 1/03/07
Idaho Technology, Inc. Awarded Grant for Pathogen Detection System 5/18/07
Idaho Technology, Inc. Awarded 2007 North American Biological Detection Company of the Year Award 4/23/07
Idaho Technology, Inc. receives exclusive licensing for “Monitoring Amplification With FRET Probes” patent from the University of Utah 1/17/07
Idaho Technology, Inc. develops E. coli O157 extraction and detection kit 9/26/06
Idaho Technology, Inc. Releases Ricin Detection Kit 9/06/06
Idaho Technology, Inc.’s RAZOR® System Receives DHS Safety Act Approval 9/06/06
Awarded U.S. Patent for for a high-speed thermal cycler 9/06/06
Anthrax Detection Kit and Instrument Cleared by FDA 12/05/05
2004 Frost & Sullivan Business Development Strategy Leadership Award 11/12/04
Awarded U.S. Patent for Rapid PCR 9/07/04
Awarded U.S. Patent for Use of Dye in PCR 5/23/03
Idaho Technology, Inc. Company Profile 11/1/01
R.A.P.I.D. System Fact Sheet 10/17/01
High-Resolution Images
BioFire has made available high-resolution images of their products and logos. These images are property of BioFire Defense and can be used by permission only for news stories, marketing and advertising promotions. To obtain permission, please contact our media department at (801) 262-3592 x1341.