This board is dedicated to the discussion of Orasure Technologies, the company who recently developed a saliva-based rapid HIV test that is 99.4% accurate and safely delivers results in only 20 minutes.
OraSure Technologies, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of oral fluid specimen collection devices. Its principal products include OraQuick ADVANCE HIV-1/2, a point-of-care test for antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 and type 2; OraSure, an oral fluid collection device for the detection of antibodies to HIV-1 in an oral fluid sample; and Intercept, which is an oral fluid collection device along with nine related immunoassays and used for oral fluid drugs of abuse testing. The company also offers MICRO-PLATE DOA Assays for the detection of drugs in an oral fluid sample; cryosurgical systems�professional for the removal of warts and benign skin lesions; and cryosurgical systems�OTC for the removal of common and plantar warts. In addition, OraSure Technologies develops OraQuick HCV, a point-of-care test for antibodies to the hepatitis C virus; homogeneous DOA oral fluid DOA assays; cryosurgical system for an indication other than common warts or plantar warts; and cryosurgical system combined with salicylic acid. Further, it offers various diagnostic products, including immunoassays and in vitro diagnostic tests that are used on other specimen types and other medical devices. The company sells its products primarily to clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and public health organizations, distributors, government agencies, physicians' offices, and commercial and industrial entities in the United States and internationally, as well as to the over-the-counter or consumer retail markets worldwide. OraSure Technologies has an agreement with Schering-Plough Corporation to collaborate on the development and promotion of a rapid oral test for the detection of antibodies to the hepatitis C virus utilizing OraSure Technologies' OraQuick technology platform. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.