BIOFIRE Filmarray Tests

BIOFIRE Filmarray Tests

Multiplex PCR system for fast, easy and comprehensive testing

The FILMARRAY® system is an FDA, CE-IVD, and TGA certified multiplex PCR system that integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis.

  • Simple2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about an hour
  • Comprehensive: Tests for a variety of pathogens that cause respiratory, bloodstream, gastrointestinal infections and meningitis-encephalitis as well antimicrobial resistance genes
  • Description
  • Technical Details


Comprehensive panels for key healthcare challenges

The FILMARRAY® system is an FDA, CE-IVD, and TGA certified multiplex PCR system thatintegrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis. This simple system requires just 2 minutes of hands-on time, with a total run time of about an hour – you get fast results to assist in better patient care.

The FILMARRAY® system enables simultaneous testing for bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites and/or antimicrobial resistant genes. It is designed to be used with comprehensive panels that each offer testing for sets of pathogens associated with some of today’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

Fast, accurate molecular diagnostics testing for syndromic diagnosis

FILMARRAY® performs the extraction, amplification and detection in a closed system, minimizing contamination. It is a syndromic testing system for a variety of pathogens associated with key healthcare concerns. The rapid results offer the information needed to help primary care providers and emergency room physicians to better triage patients and make timely, confident medical decisions.

Easy, intuitive operation

The FILMARRAY® multiplex PCR system makes it easy to provide fast, comprehensive and accurate diagnostic results.

  1. Insert the FILMARRAY® pouch into the loading station, and inject the hydration solution along with a sample
  2. The vacuum in the pouch ensures that the correct volume of hydration solution and sample is drawn into the pouch, so you don’t have to worry about pipetting
  3. Insert the pouch into the FILMARRAY® system and start your run
  4. Run time is approximately 1 hour
  5. Obtain results in easy-to-read reports

The FILMARRAY® self-contained pouch

The FILMARRAY® pouch stores all the necessary reagents for cell lysis, DNA/RNA extraction and purification, amplification, and detection in one closed pouch.

  • FILMARRAY® extracts and purifies all nucleic acids from the unprocessed sample and performs a nested multiplex PCR
  • During PCR I, the system performs a single, large volume, multiplexed reaction
  • Individual, singleplex PCR II reactions detect the products from the first-stage PCR.
System Specifications
  • Freeze-dried in durable plastic pouches
  • Room temperature storage
(FilmArray 2.0.) Instrument Specifications
  • Weight: 9 kg (20 lbs)
  • Size: 25.4 x 39.3 x 16.5 cm (10 x 15.5 x 6.5 in.)
Performance Parameters
  • Hands on time: Approx. 2 minutes
  • Run turn-around time : Approx. 1 hours
Environmental Specification
  • Operating: 15°C to 30°C at 20 to 80% humidity
  • Storage: -30°C to 65°C
(FilmArray 2.0.) Desktop Software (Pre-loaded on supplied laptop)
  • Windows-based instrument control and data analysis software
  • Barcode reader for data input
  • Automated qualitative and reporting
  • Separate advanced analysis software