Biofire Diagnostics, Inc.

Salt Lake City, UT 84108

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 5
Total Value of Awards $1.22MM
First Award Date 04/15/09
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/14

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Poritz Mark Aaron Poritz 2
Ajioka Richard S Ajioka 1
Wittwer Carl Thomas Wittwer 1
HEMMERT ANDREW HEMMERT 1

5 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-10-123
Budget: 01/01/14 - 06/30/14

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Meningitis and encephalitis are inflammatory, often infectious, processes of the central nervous system that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Prompt, appropriate therapy is crucial, but determining the infectious etiology can be difficult and time-consuming. A wide-range of pathogens can be ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-10-123
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Meningitis and encephalitis are inflammatory, often infectious, processes of the central nervous system that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Prompt, appropriate therapy is crucial, but determining the infectious etiology can be difficult and time-consuming. A wide-range of pathogens can be ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-11-096
Budget: 07/15/12 - 06/30/13

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), including pneumonia, are a significant threat to human health. For example, community-acquired pneumonia and influenza are together the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. There is a wide range of pathogens that can cause pneumonia. Defining the cau...

Phase 2 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-06-121
Budget: 09/01/09 - 08/31/10

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Fast-Track STTR is to develop a simple, inexpensive, closed-tube PCR method for genotyping and sequence variant scanning. Instead of covalently-labeled probes, one of two primers includes a tail with a probe element. After asymmetric PCR, this tail anneals internally to the same strand,...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 04/15/09 - 12/31/10

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Immunocompromised patients including those who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell (HSCT) and solid organ (SOT) transplants are at markedly increased risk for severe disease caused by respiratory pathogens. These patients have greater susceptibility to a broader range of organisms and frequently present wi...