at-home testing

By Laura Lovett 04:34 pm April 1, 2020
Testing for COVID-19 has been somewhat of a roller coaster in the last few weeks. With each day, the FDA pushes forward in its efforts to expedite the review and rollout of sorely need COVID-19 diagnostic testing. It has enabled the Emergency Use Act, which relaxes standards during a time of crisis.  On March 30 the agency revealed that, since January, it has worked with more than 230 test...
By Dave Muoio 04:32 pm March 23, 2020
Last week saw a number of diagnostic testing startups, telehealth providers and others announce new services that would deliver at-home COVID-19 testing-kits to consumers. But the majority of these of offerings have since been rescinded or hang in doubt thanks to new warnings and regulatory clarifications issued this weekend by the FDA. On Friday evening, the agency released an alert to consumers...
By Dave Muoio 02:43 pm March 20, 2020
Editor's note: Since the publication of this story, the FDA has released an alert warning that it "has not authorized any test that is available to purchase for testing yourself at home for COVID-19." MobiHealthNews has reached out to Scanwell Health, myLAB Box and others about their at-home services: read the updated story here. Scanwell Health and myLAB Box are the two latest at-home...
By Dave Muoio 09:44 am September 12, 2019
Israeli smartphone urinalysis startup Healthy.io has closed a $60 million Series C funding round led by Corner Ventures, the company announced this morning. Joy Capital Ventures and prior backers Ansonia Holdings, Aleph and Samsung NEXT each participated as well. Furthermore, the company also announced that it has received a second FDA 510(k) clearance intended to support diagnosis of chronic...
By Dave Muoio 09:03 am August 1, 2019
Thriva, a London-based platform providing mail-order blood tests for consumers, has raised another $7.3 million in backing thanks to a new Series A round. Pembroke VCT and Guinness Asset Management were among the round’s participants, which brought the company’s total funds raised to $8.2 million. WHAT THEY DO Since 2016, Thriva has offered mail-order tests and results interpretations to more...
By Dave Muoio 12:17 pm June 26, 2019
DayTwo, an Israeli company that analyzes gut microbiomes to assist with nutrition and glycemic control, has raised $31 million in Series B financing. Ofek Ventures and aMoon led the round, with additional support coming from prior backers Seventure Partners and Johnson & Johnson. With this, the company brings its total backing to $48 million. WHAT THEY DO DayTwo’s platform asks patients to...
By Dave Muoio 03:16 pm May 9, 2019
At-home lab test startup LetsGetChecked has brought in a $30 million Series B raise headed by health IT investment firm LTP. Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also returned to participate in the round. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2014, the New York City-based company offers consumers a range of lab tests that can be ordered through an online site or partner retailers. Customers receive a...
By Dave Muoio 10:51 am April 16, 2019
Austin, Texas-based EverlyWell — maker of a digital platform that lets consumers to order lab tests online, provide samples and receive results — has raised $50 million in a funding round announced this morning. Goodwater Capital led the round, with additional participation from Highland Capital Partners, Next Coast Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners and other unnamed investors. WHAT THEY DO...