We provide innovative products and analysis systems for the early detection and prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the blood-sample based GastroPanel® examinations for the diagnosis of stomach illnesses and associated risks, the FilmArray GI Panel that tests for a comprehensive panel of common gastrointestinal (GI) pathogens that cause infectious diarrhea, the Xpert C.difficile test to detect the toxigenic strains on molecular level and differentiate potentially hypervirulent binary toxin positive strains like 027/NAP1 strain and numerous other tests for use in gastroenterological applications.