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Health Canada Keeps Mum on Home HIV Test

July 10, 2012

OraSure Technologies recently received approval to market its in-home HIV test in the United States, but it will not say whether it is attempting to sell the product in Canada. A company spokesperson told the Star that OraSure is looking to market the product outside the United States, "but no definitive plans have been finalized."

Companies wishing to market medical devices in Canada must submit a license application to Health Canada. Health Canada considers information related to license applications confidential and would not confirm whether the agency had received an application for the test.

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