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DNA Genotek Inc. Announces Spit for Africa Program
Date:5/16/2013

t for Africa program, purchasers must be members of the AfSHG. As part of the program, DNA Genotek will fund the AfSHG membership for participants who are not already members of the society.

“Collaborating with DNA Genotek on the Spit for Africa program allows us to further grow our membership while continuing to suggest ways in which modern genetic research methods can be adapted to the special conditions in Africa,” said Melanie Newport, PhD, Secretary of the AfSHG. “The Spit for Africa program will also help address the widening gap between Africa and the Western world in genetic research by developing resources and knowledge inside Africa.”

“We recognize that collecting DNA samples in many areas in Africa would be a tremendous challenge without the ambient temperature stability of Oragene.DNA,” said Ian Curry, president, DNA Genotek Inc. “Our Spit for Africa program is designed to make Oragene.DNA more accessible to researchers in Africa so they can conduct the research necessary to better understand the genetics of both communicable and non-communicable diseases. In addition, we feel it is vital to support the important work being done by the AfSHG to build and sustain genetic research within Africa.”

About DNA Genotek
DNA Genotek Inc., a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR), focuses on providing high-quality biological sample collection, stabilization and preparation products. The company’s Oragene®.Dx product line is the only FDA 510(k) cleared saliva-based collection kit for in vitro diagnostic use. DNA Genotek also offers Research Use Only products to collect and preserve large amounts of DNA or RNA from saliva for use with humans, animals or livestock. The reliability and ease-of-use of the company’s products have resulted in rapid adoption at top-tier health research institutions globally, including Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, and Johns Hopkins. DNA Genotek markets its products worldwide and has a
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