Renegade Bio is a medical diagnostics, SOSV backed, IndieBio startup. The company is a B Corporation, with the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.
Renegade Bio improved on the CDC PCR-based diagnostic testing method for COVID-19 by reducing four reactions to a single step that eliminates the need for the RNA extraction step. The test is claimed to cost 70% less and take half the time to complete. Renegade partnered with the Bay Area Phlebotomy and Laboratory Services with the aim to allow open public testing on-demand as an Uber-like service. The company is beginning by testing San Francisco Bay Area first responders and police forces and is running 1300 tests every three days.
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- Cluster: COVID-19A cluster of topics related to COVID-19. COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the WHO.