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OraSure receives funding to further COVID-19 test clearance

Just days after announcing that it had received a $205 million federal contract to provide COVID-19 InteliSwab tests, Bethlehem’s OraSure said the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (BARDA) will provide up to $13.6 million in funding for the Company to obtain 510(k) clearance and CLIA waiver for their COVID-19 rapid test, InteliSwab, from the Food & Drug Administration. 

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State offering PAsmart grants for apprenticeship programs

Pennsylvania is offering $12.5 million in PAsmart grants to support the growth of registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships in new industries and occupations for Pennsylvania workers. “Apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships create hands-on learning environments that allow workers to learn important skills while they earn,” said Jennifer Berrier, state Department of Labor and Industry secretary in a press release.

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