Idaho Technology said this week that it has initiated a clinical trial to evaluate its FilmArray Blood Culture Identification, or BCID, panel, which is designed to identify more than two dozen sepsis-causing organisms, as well as detect the presence of certain antibiotic resistance genes.

The clinical study is being conducted at several hospital-based clinical laboratories in the US, Idaho Tech said. The company expects the trial to run through the end of this year, and expects to submit a 510(k) application to the US Food and Drug Administration in early 2013.

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