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Ben Franklin Alum OraSure Named PA Bio Impact Award Finalist

OraSure Technologies, Inc. has been selected as a finalist in Pennsylvania Bio’s Patient Impact Award. This award recognizes a company or organization that has made a significant contribution to the quality of healthcare or length of life of patients in 2013. OraSure launched the first and only FDA approved in-home rapid HIV test. As one of the major medical diagnostic companies in Pennsylvania, and a world leader in oral fluid and rapid diagnostics, OraSure continues to make an impact on global health. OraSure originated as a start-up in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA’s Business Incubator, now Ben Franklin TechVentures®, and is among its earliest and most successful graduates. Following OraSure’s public merger in 2000, operations were fully consolidated and two state-of-the-art facilities were built on the former grounds of Bethlehem Steel property. OraSure has been a key contributor to the Lehigh Valley’s tech-based revitalization. Read more: