Client & Alumni News

Expanded OraSure Technologies Facility to Manufacture Millions of COVID-19 Tests

Ben Franklin alumnus client OraSure Technologies recently completed an expansion that will allow it to manufacture almost 2 million in-home COVID-19 self-tests per week, while also creating or retaining more than 400 jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

OraSure, a home-grown Bethlehem-based developer and manufacturer of point-of-care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, celebrated the addition of 139,000 square feet of manufacturing space to its Bethlehem Township facility.

The expansion will allow for increased production of InteliSwab, OraSure’s COVID-19 rapid test to identify the SAR-CoV-2 antigen. The new expansion will allow the company to manufacture almost as many tests in a single week as it used to produce in an entire year. Read more via LVEDC and Lehigh Valley Business.