BioFire Diagnostics said this week that it has received the CE IVD mark for its FilmArray Blood Culture Identification Panel.

The BCID Panel tests positive blood cultures and can identify more than 100 blood pathogens known to cause sepsis. The assay requires two minutes of hands-on time, and can identify pathogens in nine out of 10 positive blood cultures in about one hour.

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