The BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH system is an FDA, CE-IVD, and TGA certified multiplex PCR system that integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis.

  • Simple2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Fast: Turnaround time of 45 mins to about an hour depending on the panel
  • Comprehensive: Tests for a variety of pathogens that cause viral respiratory, pneumonia, bloodstream, gastrointestinal infections, meningitis-encephalitis and joint infections as well antimicrobial resistance genes. 
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Comprehensive syndromic offer for key healthcare challenges

The BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH system is an FDA, CE-IVD, and TGA certified multiplex PCR system that integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis. This simple system requires just 2 minutes of hands-on time, with a total run time of about an hour – you get fast results to assist in better patient care.

The BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH system enables simultaneous testing for bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites and/or antimicrobial resistant genes. It is designed to be used with comprehensive panels that each offer testing for sets of pathogens associated with some of today’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

Fast, accurate molecular diagnostics testing for syndromic diagnosis

BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH performs the extraction, amplification and detection in a closed system, minimizing contamination. It is a syndromic testing system for a variety of pathogens associated with key healthcare concerns. The rapid results offer the information needed to help primary care providers and emergency room physicians to better triage patients and make timely, confident medical decisions

Easy, intuitive operation

The BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH multiplex PCR system makes it easy to provide fast, comprehensive and accurate diagnostic results.

  1. Insert the BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® pouch into the loading station, and inject the hydration solution along with a sample
  2. The vacuum in the pouch ensures that the correct volume of hydration solution and sample is drawn into the pouch, so you don’t have to worry about pipetting
  3. Insert the pouch into the BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH system and start your run
  4. Run time is approximately 1 hour
  5. Obtain results in easy-to-read reports


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The BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® self-contained pouch

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The BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® pouch stores all the necessary reagents for cell lysis, DNA/RNA extraction and purification, amplification, and detection in one closed disposable pouch.

  • BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® extracts and purifies all nucleic acids from the unprocessed sample and performs a nested multiplex PCR
  • During PCR I, the system performs a single, large volume, multiplexed reaction
  • Individual, singleplex PCR II reactions detect the products from the first-stage PCR.




The BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® software walks you through the entire process - from sample to result


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BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH System Specifications

System Specifications
  • Freeze-dried in durable plastic pouches
  • Room temperature storage
(BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH System) Instrument Specifications
  • System Base (W x D x H) : 18 x 29 x 11.5 in | 45.8 x 73.66 x 29.21 cm
  • 1 Module (H): 4.5 in | 11.43 cm
  • 12 Modules (max H): 34 in | 86.36 cm
  • System Base weight: 36 lbs | 16.3 kg
  • Module weight: 15 lbs | 6.8 kg
  • Maximum weight: ~268 lbs | 121.6 kg
Performance Parameters
  • Hands on time: Approx. 2 minutes
  • Run turn-around time : Approx. 1 hours
Environmental Specification
  • Operating: 15°C to 30°C at 20 to 80% humidity
  • 16m to 3048m


Technical Notes:

Operator's Manual, Instructions for Use, quick guides, Safety Data Sheet are available from our E-Labeling Services website.

The other documents like Product Support Documents and Technical Notes are available on Website.

Please consult your local bioMérieux representative for product availability in your country

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