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OraSure Gets U.S. Contract to Hurry Development of Zika Test

The Bethlehem, Pa., maker of oral tests for HIV and Ebola said the six-year contract was for upward of $16.6 million with a biomedical research agency attached to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The initial commitment is for $7 million with options of up to $9.6 million to finance evaluation of further product enhancements, and clinical and regulatory services, OraSure said.

“We believe the availability of an accurate rapid Zika antibody test will be a valuable tool to...