BioFire Diagnostics

NIH funds nine antimicrobial resistance diagnostics projects

Friday, April 10, 2015

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH, has awarded more than $11 million in first-year funding for nine research projects supporting enhanced diagnostics to rapidly detect antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. The awardee institutions will develop tools to identify certain pathogens that frequently cause infections in health care settings and, specifically, those that are resistant to most antimicrobials. Advancing the development of rapid and innovative diagnostic tests for identifying and characterizing resistant bacteria is a key goal of the President’s recent National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

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bioMérieux acquires BioFire Diagnostics

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

bioMérieux, an in vitro diagnostics company, has acquired BioFire Diagnostics, a privately-held U.S.-based company specialized in molecular biology. BioFire invented, manufactures and commercializes its multiplex PCR FilmArray system, a simple and rapid molecular biology solution dedicated to the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

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