A Medical Device Daily

Idaho Technology (Salt Lake City) has been awarded $3.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further develop the Point-of-Care FilmArray, a clinical diagnostic testing platform designed for underserved populations including the urban poor and rural communities. The device, which is capable of simultaneous testing for multiple viral and bacterial targets and delivers results in less than an hour, will initially focus on the diagnosis of respiratory pathogens, sepsis, and sexually transmitted infections.