Shelf Life Extended for OraSure Product
December 14, 2010
OraSure Technologies announced on Monday that U.S. regulators approved extending the shelf life of the OraQuick rapid HIV test to 24 months, up from 18 months. Manufacturing improvements in the product resulted in its longer shelf life, OraSure officials said. Using oral fluid or blood samples, the OraQuick HIV test yields results in about 20 minutes. OraSure now is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for over-the-counter sales of OraQuick, which currently is used in clinics and hospitals.
Morning Call (Allentown, PA)
12.13.2010; Spencer Soper
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