updated 11/30/2010 2:45:40 PM ET 2010-11-30T19:45:40

ADVISORY, Nov. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR), the market leader in oral fluid diagnostics, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to raise awareness for World AIDS Day.

In honor of World AIDS Day, Community Healthcare Network and Planned Parenthood of NYC are offering free HIV testing with OraQuick ADVANCE:

  • Time Square (41st Street and 7th Avenue), Community Healthcare Network, 9am to 4:30pm
  • Union Square (15th St. between Broadway and Park Ave.), Planned Parenthood, 10am to 2pm

OraSure will support more than 150 rapid HIV testing initiatives taking place in more than 25 states in the U.S. and numerous countries globally, in recognition of World AIDS Day, commemorated annually on December 1st

In honor of the occasion, Douglas A. Michels, President and CEO of Orasure, will be joined by New York State Senator Tom Duane and Assemblyman Darryl C. Towns in ringing the NASDAQ Opening Bell where the state legislators are expected to issue a proclamation on behalf of the State of New York honouring the late Dennis deLeon, the founder and former executive director of the Latino Commission on AIDS, and one of the primary champions of the recent New York State HIV testing law (S8227 and A.11487), which encourages routine HIV testing for all people aged 13 to 64.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET  

Contact:

Michael S. Levey
(610) 223-2632 (mobile)
michael@0to5.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Robert Madden
(646) 441-5045
Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C22, 87 degrees West, downlink frequency 4140 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:
http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR):

OraSure Technologies develops, manufactures and markets oral fluid specimen collection devices using proprietary oral fluid technologies, diagnostic products including immunoassays and other in vitro diagnostic tests, and other medical devices. These products are sold in the United States as well as internationally to various clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations, distributors, government agencies, physicians' offices, and commercial and industrial entities. For more information on the Company, please go to www.orasure.com.

The OraSure Technologies, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6440

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries.  NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

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