November 7, 2012
Time magazine has chosen OraSure Technologies Inc.'s over-the-counter HIV test as one of its "Best Inventions of 2012." The OraQuick test detects HIV antibodies through saliva samples in 20 to 40 minutes and is sold at retail locations. OraQuick was among 26 inventions that Time recognized this year. OraSure CEO Doug Michels explained that the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is a breakthrough product in the fight against HIV/AIDS because it allows more people to learn their HIV status in the privacy of their own homes. Michels stated, "OraSure is extremely proud to be recognized by Time for this innovation."