Two Area Firms Among Pioneers In Fast Ebola Testing

Two technology companies in the region -- Salt Lake City-based BioFire Defense, and Denver-based Corgenix Medical Corp., are among a handful of companies who are racing to create a fast method of testing for the deadly Ebola virus. According to the WSJ, BioFire Defense's PCR-based technology for testing for Ebola is already in use in the field, after receiving clearance from the FDA; Corgenix Medical is in the mist of testing its device, but hasn't yet submitted for approval to the FDA or WHO. The two are apparently two of five companies who are in the midst of developing technology for quickly testing for Ebola, one of the major issues with getting a handle on the disease. BioFire Defense's technology was given an emergency approval October 25th for use in the field.