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OraSure Technologies

While the market ditched shares of many other diagnostics firms, analysts said the reaction was overblown, particularly in the case of Quidel and molecular diagnostics players.

The investment bank said it believes OraSure will obtain an FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its COVID-19 antigen test that could lift its stock price.

The firm said declines across most business areas were slightly offset by increases in sales of sample collection devices.

Phosphorus' test is authorized for use with saliva samples collected by healthcare providers or patients at home using DNA Genotek's collection kit.

he firm will use the proceeds to expand manufacturing capacity for its existing and in-development COVID-19 assays.

The test is authorized for a variety of samples, including oral fluid collected with OraSure Technologies' Omnigene Oral OM-505 saliva collection device.

The firm said international sales of its OraQuick HIV products increased 74 percent year over year, driven by sales of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test.

The firm saw strong increases in international HIV sales of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test product in the quarter.

Although Illumina's failure to acquire Pacific Biosciences stood out in 2019, the upward trend in M&A activity in the omics space in 2018 continued last year.

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