Female-founded, MedTech Digital Health Start-Up Wins Innovation Award with At-Home Diagnostic
Minneapolis, Minn., October 12, 2020 — Checkable Medical has been awarded $10,000 through a Securian Financial-sponsored award to support innovators working to improve and enrich the lives of families and whose ideas make it easier to put family first. The award is a part of the MN Cup, an annual statewide startup competition hosted by the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Checkable Medical’s unique at-home testing platform takes a highly accurate, easily self administered test kit and pairs it with a mobile application for training on how to take a sample, interpret the test results and connect with a telemedicine provider for both COVID-19 antibodies and Strep Throat. Each Checkable Medical test is a lateral flow test, which has the same process of a pregnancy test, the most widely adopted diagnostic test. By providing at home tests, Checkable Medical helps to reduce the burden on the healthcare system and minimize exposure to the population by those expressing acute symptoms.
Currently, the company is in the clinical evaluation phase for the Checkable Medical COVID-19 At-home Rapid Antibody Test and the design freeze phase for Checkable Medical At-home Rapid Strep Test. The Checkable Medical COVID-19 At-home Rapid Antibody Test will be available for purchase in 2020, with Checkable Medical At-home Rapid Strep Test coming in Q4 2021.
“Checkable Medical had the pleasure of being a semifinalist for the 2020 MN Cup competition. Being awarded with the Securian Financial-sponsored award for innovation in addition to that is quite an honor,” said Patty Post, Founder and CEO of Checkable Medical. “We are grateful for the award and the support that Securian Financial has provided us.”
The award was presented on September 22 at the 2020 MN Cup Final Award Ceremony hosted at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center.
Checkable Medical, is empowering consumers to make clinically backed decisions through the availability of at-home testing kits. With at-home test kits available for COVID antibodies and Strep Throat, Checkable Medical utilizes later flow testing to provide affordable and quick results. Based in Minneapolis, the Checkable Medical team is made up of scientists, regulators, clinic and technical experts and business leaders committed to rethinking healthcare. To sign up for updates on when Checkable tests will be available to the public, visit checkablemedical.com and fill out the contact form.
At Securian Financial, we’re here for family. And we’re here because of it. We’re guided by our purpose: helping customers build secure tomorrows. Since 1880, we’ve been building a uniquely diversified company that has outlasted economic ups and downs while staying true to our customers. We’re committed to the markets we serve, providing insurance, investment and retirement solutions that give families the confidence to focus on what’s truly valuable: banking memories with those who matter most.
MN Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership that brings together corporations, VCs, foundations, government and skilled volunteers to support Minnesota’s entrepreneurs. The core of its programming is an annual competition that reaches emerging entrepreneurs from across the state and connects them with tools, resources and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures.
For more information please visit checkablemedical.com or contact Erica Dvorak.
Erica Dvorak, Chief of Staff