Pennsylvania COVID testing company is expanding its operations

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) — A COVID testing company is expanding its operations in the keystone state.

OraSure Technologies is headquartered in the Lehigh Valley. The company is adding 177 full-time jobs. This, as it’s developing an oral test that gives results in hours.

OraSure’s tests will allow people to read their own results without having to send it to a lab and wait.

“At a time when the commonwealth is ramping up COVID-19 testing, OraSure Technologies’ expansion will bring both economic opportunities to the region and increased testing accessibility,” said Gov. Wolf. “OraSure Technologies has been a staple in Bethlehem for decades, and my administration is pleased to support their expansion in the commonwealth.”

It still needs FDA approval. The governor says this will improve the state’s testing capabilities.

“OraSure has a legacy of helping to solve the world’s most difficult diagnostic challenges. Increased COVID-19 testing will be critical as we reopen our economy. We believe our rapid antigen test will be a game changer that enables frequent testing with fast results,” said OraSure President and CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D. “We are proud of our dedicated Pennsylvania team members and the extraordinary work they do. We thank Governor Wolf and his team for the ability to retain and grow our Bethlehem workforce.” 

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