BioFire Diagnostics, Inc., formerly Idaho Technology, Inc., is a privately held clinical diagnostics company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company manufactures and distributes the user-friendly FilmArray system to hospital-based clinical laboratories across the U.S. and EU. BioFire currently offers the FilmArray Respiratory (RP) Panel and the Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel, both FDAcleared and CE IVD marked. The FilmArray system is a significant advancement in user-friendliness and multiplex infectious disease testing capability for hospital clinical labs. Requiring only two minutes of hands-on time, the FilmArray system has about a 1-hour turnaround time, and each panel simultaneously tests for 20+ pathogens.
BioFire holds more than 85 patents related to polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and has used its extensive patent portfolio to successfully market nearly 200 products to the clinical, research and military markets. BioFire customers include the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, state and local law enforcement, researchers and medical technicians across a spectrum of fields and industries.