Identify bioterrorism and pandemic pathogens


The FilmArray® is designed for semi-mobile operation. Sample preparation and handling enable trained staff to perform a fast and conclusive analysis, even under difficult conditions, e.g. in field hospitals or mobile labs.


  • Semi-mobile operation: Thanks to the compact size (25,4 x 39,3 x 16,5 cm) and low weight (9 kg), setting and commissioning are fast.
  • No sample preparation = no need for specialist staff. Just load the reaction chamber with the sample and you are good to go! All reagents are already included.
  • Analyser is ready for PCR in less than 5 minutes.
  • Reaction chamber is able to test for 29 pathogens at the same time.
  • Ultrafast nested Multiplex PCR enables analyses at an unprecedented speed and precision (approx. 60 minutes).
  • Clear Yes/No results incl. positive and negative controls.
  • Incl. software for management of data.
  • All reagents can be stored at room temperature when lyophilised, no need for cooling.

Areas of application

Identify the following risk scenarios safely, easily and quickly:

  • Bioterrorism
    Pathogen list: Bacillus anthracis, Brucella species, Burkholderia, Clostridium botulinum, Coxiella burnetii, Ebola virus, EEE virus, Francisella tularensis, Marburg virus, Ricinus communis, Rickettsia prowazekii, Orthopox genus virus, Variola, VEE virus, WEE virus, Yersinia pestis. Identify these threats with the BioThreat panel.

  • Food / Water Contaminants
    Pathogen List:
    Bacteria: Campylobacter (C. jejuni / C. coli / C. upsaliensis), Salmonella spp., Vibrio (V. parahaemolyticus / V. vulnificus / V. cholerae), V. cholerae, Yersinia enterocolitica, Diarrheagenic E. coli / Shigella: Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st, Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2, E. coli O157, Shigella / Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC).
    Viruses: Norovirus GI/GII.
    Parasites: Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Giardia lamblia.
    Identify these threats with the Food&Water panel.

  • Global fever diseases
    Pathogen list: Chikungunya virus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Dengue virus, Ebola virus, Lassa virus, Marburg virus, West Nile virus, Yellow fever virus, Zika virus,  Bacillus anthracis (anthrax, anthrax) , Francisella tularensis (tularemia), Leptospira spp. (leptospirosis), Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (salmonellosis), Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A (dto.), Yersinia pestis (plague bacterium), Leishmania spp. (leichmaniasis), Plasmodium spp. (malaria), P. falciparum (dto.), P. vivax/ovale (dto.).
    Identify these threats with the GlobalFeaver panel.

Technical details
Principle of operation Polymerase-Chain-Reaction (PCR)
Weight 9 kg
Size 254 mm x 393 mm x 165 mm
Measurement time Results in less than 1 hour
Operating temperature 15 °C – 30 °C
Batteries None
External power supply Power supply: 90 – 264 V AC 10 A
Storage -30 °C to +65 °C
Standard accessories PC software
Barcode reader
Analysis software package

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