Dr. Stephen


Former President & CEO

OraSure Technologies, Inc.

Called a “Renaissance Man” by The Alma Mater of the Nation, Steve Tang has been a respected commentator throughout his successful business career. In his business career, he has held the titles of Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder/Owner for 33 combined years.

Dr. Tang was President & CEO of OraSure Technologies, Inc. from 2018 to 2022. During this period the company delivered record revenue growth and the largest expansion of innovative products, employees, and facilities, in its 35-year history. OraSure is a leader in point-of-care diagnostic tests for HIV, HCV, Ebola, drugs of abuse, and COVID-19; specimen collection devices; and microbiome laboratory and analytical services. Dr. Tang previously served as OraSure’s Chairman of the Board of Directors (2016-2018) and was first elected to the Board in 2011.

Dr. Tang served as President and CEO of the University City Science Center, the nation’s first and largest urban research park in Philadelphia, from 2008 to 2018. During that decade, he initiated, led, and implemented a strategic plan designed to transform the Science Center from a traditional real-estate focused research park to an innovation and workforce development powerhouse. From 2005-2008, he was a senior executive with Olympus America, at the helm of its Life Science Group of businesses. Prior to that, he was an energy technology entrepreneur and a senior executive at two leading global management consulting firms.

Dr. Tang was re-appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) in 2016 and served as NACIE co-chair through 2018. Previously, he served on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Innovation Advisory Board, 2011-2012.

Along with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, he co-chaired the Team Pennsylvania Foundation from 2015-2018, which bridges the gap between government and the private sector. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Committee of Seventy (and was the first person of color to hold that position in the organization’s 111-year history) in 2014-2016.

Dr. Tang earned a Ph.D. and MS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary. He also has been awarded honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Philadelphia University (ka Thomas Jefferson University) and Philadelphia’s Wagner Free Institute of Science.


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