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Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance Among Blood and Respiratory Specimens in the United States Using Genotypic Analysis from a Cloud-Based Population Surveillance Network  


bioMérieux pharmacist Tristan Timbrook and team analyzed data from the BIOFIRE® Pneumonia (PN) and BIOFIRE® Blood Culture Identification 2 (BCID2) Panels using BioFire Syndromic Trends, a cloud-based surveillance network software, to determine the prevalence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) across various US regions. Near real-time characterization of these resistance types is important for the development of local guidelines and outbreak detection, regional benchmarking, and informing national public health initiatives. 


Tristan Timbrook, PharmD, Director of Health Economics Outcomes Research, Global Medical Affairs at bioMérieux


Read about the study in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases article.

Read time: 18 minutes

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BIOFIRE® Blood Culture Identification 2 Panel

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BioFire® Syndromic Trends

BioFire Syndromic Trends (Trend) is a software feature from BioFire that provides local and regional pathogen circulation trends on demand. Users can view pathogen trends for their lab as well as regional and national pathogen trends, all of which are created from de-identified data that has been aggregated with other participating institutions’ test data.


IDSA Open Forum Infectious Diseases
June 17, 2022