Scanwell Health

Scanwell Health

A health technology company designing and developing a urine testing application that analyzes the results of urinary tract infection (UTI) test kit. It was founded in 2018 and is located in Los Angeles, California.

Scanwell Health is a Los Angeles-based company that has developed an at-home testing kit that works in conjunction with its mobile application to deliver results for tests to diagnose medical ailments, such as UTIs or COVID-19.

Product

The company's at-home tests are approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Consumers provide a urine sample using the tools provided in the testing kit and take a photo using the Scanwell mobile application. The results are reviewed by a medical professional and if the consumer tests positive for a UTI, the app allows the user to interact with a physician and get prescribed appropriate medication, such as antibiotics.

COVID-19

In 2020, the company announced a partnership with Lemonaid to develop and distribute an at-home testing kit for COVID-19. The technology in the test kit is from Innovita, a Chinese diagnostic company. It uses a serological approach to testing, which uses a consumer's blood sample and tests for antibodies in the consumer's blood. The consumer collects the sample at home, sends it to a lab for testing, and receives results via a digital platform. As of March 20, 2020, the test is still waiting FDA approval.

Timeline

January 1, 2018
Scanwell Health raises a $120,000 seed round from Peak State Ventures, UpHonest Capital, Wei Guo and Y Combinator.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Scanwell Health Seed round Funding Round 2018
120,000
January 1, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jason Gray

Investor

Stephen Chen

CEO and Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

An At-Home Coronavirus Test May Be on the Way in the U.S.

Alice Park

Web

March 25, 2020

Scanwell aims to launch at-home 15-minute coronavirus test, but it still needs FDA approval

Darrell Etherington

Web

March 20, 2020

Scanwell announces $3.5M seed funding for home UTI testing, launches nationally through Lemonaid Health

Dave Muoio

Web

November 5, 2019

Scanwell Health aims to broaden COVID-19 testing with at-home tests

Meg Bryant

Web

March 20, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Test and treat UTIs. From your smartphone.

November 7, 2019

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Conor Hale
February 22, 2021
FierceBiotech
BD has begun working with the digital home testing company Scanwell Health, to pair up the former's rapid antigen diagnostic for COVID-19 with the latter's smartphone platform.
Darrell Etherington
April 15, 2020
TechCrunch
At-home antibody testing for COVID-19 is the subject of ample debate among the scientific and medical community, with some seeing it as a necessary step in the process of selectively re-opening parts of the economy through verification of individuals with immunity within the community, and others debating the accuracy and efficacy of currently available testing [...]
Gregory Barber
March 25, 2020
Wired
While it might seem wasteful to test the seemingly-healthy, tracking antibodies could show how widely the virus has spread--and who may now be immune.
Darrell Etherington
March 20, 2020
TechCrunch
At-home diagnostics startup Scanwell, which produces smartphone-based testing for UTIs, is working on getting at-home testing for the novel coronavirus into the hands of U.S. residents. The technology, which was developed by Chinese diagnostic technology company INNOVITA and has already been approved by China's equivalent of the FDA and used by "millions" in China, can [...]
Jonathan Shieber
November 5, 2019
TechCrunch
Companies continue to refine digital diagnostic tools for in-home healthcare at a rapid clip and the latest to launch is an at-home test for urinary tract infections from the Los Angeles-based startup Scanwell Health. The company was founded by Stephen Chen, who literally grew up in the diagnostics testing business. His family had built one [...]

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