BioFire Diagnostics, Inc (formerly Idaho Technology)

Sample Preparation Kits and BioTerrorism Detection

  • Multiple BioSurveillance systems, fielding instruments and prep kits /reagents worldwide
  • A perfect pathogen detection solution for operation by military and defence workers
  • Detecting pathogens ranging from Salmonella and E. coli to Anthrax. Fast, reliable and precise results
  • The compact Film Array - sample preparation, DNA amplification, biothreat detection and analysis

BioFire Diagnostics Inc. is a private organisation supplying BioSurveillance technology for the armed forces, health and civil defense organizations, and emergency response teams. Working closely with the US Department of Defense and other military bodies, the company has supplied multiple BioSurveillance systems, fielding more than 1000 instruments and millions of prep kits and reagents across the globe. Applications both outside and inside the laboratory range from detection of bioterrorism threats to clinical diagnosis.

BioTerrorism Detection

The RAZOR Field Biothreat Detection System is a hand-carry, battery powered device aimed at moving biothreat detection closer to the point of threat. The system features a tough, compact design and easy sample preparation providing a perfect pathogen detection solution for operation by military and defence workers.

Deployed with the Ten® BioThreat Detection Kit, RAZOR EX tests concurrently for ten biological agents in a period of just half an hour. Agents tested include Ricin, Anthrax, Smallpox, Tularemia, Botulism A, Brucella, Coxiella, Brucella, Salmonella and E.coli 0157. The company also supplies supplementary food and water testers together with training kits.

BioFire Diagnostics' R.A.P.I.D.® real-time PCR System is a self-contained portable laboratory offering advanced technology for fast detection and assessment of biological agents. Thanks to its rugged design and superior efficiency, the R.A.P.I.D. System has been deployed by government bodies, public health organisations and the US Department of Defence in mobile laboratories to detect biological weapons.

Freeze-Dried Reagents / Sample Preparation Kits

BioFire Diagnostics offers freeze-dried reagents and sample preparation kits for detecting a broad range of pathogens from Salmonella and E. coli to Anthrax. The test kits offer reliable results at an impressive speed, with unequalled precision.

BioFire Diagnostics uses freeze-dried reagents designed to keep at least 6 months at standard room temperature. Kits include probes, primers, enzymes and buffers - everything you need for effective pathogen detection. All that must be added is water, plus the sample to be tested.


The FilmArray is an innovative solution for both environmental biothreat detection and diagnosis of clinical disorders. The FDA approved Film Array combines sample preparation, DNA amplification, biothreat detection, and analysis into a compact device for coordinated screening of a sample against multiple targets in a single hour. The user-friendly FilmArray system can progress from sample to result after just two minutes of work from the operator. Kits include a FDA-cleared Respiratory Disease panel of 15 pathogens and a 17 pathogen BioThreat Kit.

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