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OraSure Technologies, Inc. [OSUR] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, July 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

OraSure Technologies, Inc. [OSUR], leaders in the development, manufacture and distribution of technologies used to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions, including HCV and HIV, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on July 27th in honor of World Hepatitis Day.

OraSure Technologies' OraQuick® HCV Rapid Antibody Test is the only FDA approved rapid hepatitis C test in the U.S. It is used in the U.S. and around the would to diagnose people at risk for hepatitis C, a disease that affects over 4 million people in the U.S., and nearly 180 million people globally.

OraSure also recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Company's OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test for sale directly to consumers in the over-the-counter (OTC) market – making it the first and only rapid OTC HIV test approved in the U.S.

To mark the occasion Douglas Michels, OraSure President & CEO will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, July 27, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact:

Jennifer Moritz

(917) 748-4006

jmoritz@0to5.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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About OraSure Technologies, Inc. [OSUR]:

OraSure Technologies is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of oral fluid diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions. Its innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and HCV at the point of care and testing solutions for detecting various drugs of abuse. In addition, the Company is a leading provider of oral fluid sample collection, stabilization and preparation products for molecular diagnostic applications. OraSure's portfolio of products is sold globally to various clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations, research and academic institutions, distributors, government agencies, physicians' offices, and commercial and industrial entities. The Company's products enable healthcare providers to deliver critical information to patients, empowering them to make decisions to improve and protect their health.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6.2 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily.  Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century.  To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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