07.06.20

OraSure Technologies’ Spit Test for COVID-19 is Coming Closer

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

In the shadow of the hulking Bethlehem Steel foundry, whose long-idled smokestacks stand like tombstones for the defunct industrial giant, a Pennsylvania technology company is racing to “democratize” testing for COVID-19, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.

By September, Bethlehem’s OraSure Technologies hopes to have a rapid, oral-fluid self-test on the market, one as quick and simple to use as those that can detect pregnancies. Available over the counter and able to produce results within 20 minutes, it likely would sell for less than $50, though recent federal law mandates that all public and private insurance plans must cover the cost of COVID-19 testing.

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