Redefining RapidTM pathogen identification directly from whole blood

  • Fully automated, on demand testing in less than 60 minutes
  • Sample-to-answer design with no cartridge assembly
  • 3-step set-up with less than 2 minutes hands on time
  • rRNA detection from intact pathogens for maximum sensitivity

Pathogen ID directly from Whole Blood*

  • Unprecedented, fully automated pathogen identification in less than an hour*
  • Sample-to- result system design that does not require user intervention following initial loading of the sample and cartridge
  • Problems associated with detection of free microbial nucleic acid that can occur with other molecular diagnostic technologies are avoided

Actionable Results that can Meaningfully Impact Treatment Decisions

The critical difference for septic patients

  • Earlier tailored antimicrobial therapy saves lives1
  • SSC1 and NICE2 recommend initiation of antimicrobial therapy within one hour of diagnosis
  • The FAST-ID TM BSI Panel is designed to provide results in minutes vs. hours

FAST-IDTM BSI Cartridge*

Fully-automated closed cartridge processing

  • Detects over 95% of sepsis causing pathogens
  • Integrated design incorporates isolation, lysis, amplification and detection of rRNA from intact pathogens
  • Room temperature storage with no cartridge assembly

FAST-IDTM BSI Panel Workflow*

Simplified assay set-up design with less than 2 minutes hands on time

Redefining RapidTM

Technology designed to achieve rapid and automated pathogen identification in minutes has the potential to play a key role in enabling earlier tailored antimicrobial treatment.

1Kumar et al. (2015). Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Optimizing Pathogen Clearance. Curr Infect Dis Rep.,17(7), 493.

2Derek C. Angus, M.D., M.P.H., and Tom van der Poll, M.D., Ph.D., (2013), Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, N Engl J Med 2013; 369:840-851.

3Konrad Reinhart et al, (2012). New Approaches to Sepsis: Molecular Diagnostics and Biomarkers. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2012 Oct; 25(4): 609–634.

4Sepsis Alliance (2016, November) Sepsis 2016 fact sheet Retrieved from

5Opota, O., Jaton, K., & Greub, G. (2015). Microbial diagnosis of bloodstream infection: towards molecular diagnosis directly from blood. Clinical Microbiology And Infection, 21(4), 323-331.

6Hospital Incidence and Mortality Rates of Sepsis (2016, March) Retrieved from