October 1, 2022
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Santa Barbara-based BioIQ has signed a deal with UnitedHealthcare to provide the South Coast firm’s at-home health screening kits to as many as 11 million UHC customers.

BioIQ’s packets require a pin prick and a few drops of blood to test for conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and kidney disease. But what drives BioIQ is a Netflix-like approach to delivering the tests, an easy-to-use Web interface and some heavy-duty backend engineering to make the resulting data compatible with the burgeoning electronic medical records movement.

“We’re trying to re-engineer health care,” said Justin Bellante, BioIQ’s CEO.

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