BFTP client OraSure Technologies has blazed a trail in at-home diagnostic tests. Now, the Pennsylvania-based biotech company is working to produce a quick, over-the-counter coronavirus test that consumers can take in the privacy of their home with results available in minutes.
OraSure CEO Dr. Steve Tang highlighted the importance of COVID testing with NPR’s Allison Aubrey report via CBS Sunday Morning, “Our experience in looking at pandemics, particularly HIV, around the world where the only way to test people was to develop a self-test, seemed to be ultimately the right answer for this pandemic,” said Tang. “We can’t have people circulating in public waiting to get tested. The best way to test people is to have the ability for anybody, anywhere, any time to test themselves.”