This is just a graphic of the competitive environment here in the United States. There is five other companies that market FDA approved rapid test and what we try to highlight here is the primary reasons why our product has been chosen as the preferred product in those markets in which we currently participate. I mentioned our [testing] has the ability to identify both HIV-1 and HIV-2 the product is clear waved, which is very important and that it enables the product to be used in a physicians office or in a distributed environment like so many public health jurisdictions use the product and as I mentioned it’s the only product that’s approved for use with both on blood specimen and in oral specimen and if that oral application that we’ve conducted our clinical studies on and that we intend to make available OTC assuming FDA approval.Let me talk a little bit about this because this is an effort that we began back in 2005, when we initially approach the FDA with our thought of taking our professional product and making the very same product available for sale to consumers. We went to an Advisory Committee meeting in November of 2005 and again in March of 2006 and through those meetings there was a decision that indeed the FDA should work with sponsor companies to bring a product like this to market and in the March meeting we agreed with the FDA on the clinical studies protocols that would be executed that would ultimately lead to approval.
OraSure Technologies' CEO Presents At Deutsche Bank AG Health Care Conference (Transcript)
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