NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared BioFire Diagnostics' FilmArray Blood Culture Identification, or BCID, Panel, the company announced today.

The FDA clearance follows CE marking of the 27-target panel earlier this month. The Salt Lake City company filed its 510(k) submission to FDA for the test in April.

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