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The BioIQ Story

On our way to impact 100 million lives

BioIQ is evolving the way health measurement works. By seamlessly connecting people to health testing through our software, we make testing more accessible, creating more insight for people and more touch points with health service partners.

Today

August 2020

BioIQ Wins Atlanta Inno Blazer Award for COVID-19 Testing Response and Solution

March 2020

BioIQ introduces a COVID-19 solution for health plans, employers and regional government agencies to help battle the impacts of this disease.

November 2019

BioIQ achieves major milestone with conducting its one millionth colorectal cancer screening.

March 2018

BioIQ raises $26.5M to fuel growth and transform value-based care delivery for payers, providers and consumers.

May 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, BioIQ is honored by the American Business Awards and takes home silver and bronze Stevie Awards.

February 2016

HealthSync is here: We officially name the BioIQ mobile app, which simplifies onsite health screening events for clinicians, participants and sponsoring organizations.

August 2015

A large national health plan selects BioIQ to help close care gaps and improve health outcomes for millions of members.

May 2015

BioIQ hits the 10-year mark and celebrates a decade of closing gaps in the healthcare system.

October 2012

Roll up your sleeve: BioIQ offers streamlined flu vaccination programs to health plans and employers.

April 2008

BioIQ begins transforming the corporate wellness landscape by offering at-home test kits that detect chronic conditions including diabetes and colorectal cancer.

October 2006

BioIQ ships its 100th at-home test kit directly to consumers.

August 2020

Sean Slovenski named new CEO.

June 2020

Telehealth technology added to the BioIQ health platform.

December 2019

BioIQ raises $14M to support continued growth and expanding technology platform.

January 2019

BioIQ relocates its headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia.

July 2017

We publicly announced availability of the BioIQ Platform, the first unified solution for configuring and managing all aspects of a health testing program.

July 2016

BioIQ earns HITRUST CSF certificate status, which validates our commitment to security, compliance and the protection of sensitive healthcare information.

November 2015

BioIQ makes Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list of North America’s Fastest Growing Companies for the second consecutive year.

August 2015

BioIQ goes bicoastal and opens an office in Atlanta, GA.

June 2013

BioIQ introduces a solution built specifically for health plans, helping them close care gaps and improve quality ratings with at-home health testing programs.

November 2010

BioIQ commits to building a comprehensive network of health testing and wellness partners and makes our health management platform available to employers, labs, physicians and retail pharmacies.

May 2007

BioIQ launches its first B2B pilot program with Dole Foods.

August 2020

Sean Slovenski named new CEO.

August 2020

BioIQ Wins Atlanta Inno Blazer Award for COVID-19 Testing Response and Solution

June 2020

Telehealth technology added to the BioIQ health platform.

March 2020

BioIQ introduces a COVID-19 solution for health plans, employers and regional government agencies to help battle the impacts of this disease.

December 2019

BioIQ raises $14M to support continued growth and expanding technology platform.

November 2019

BioIQ achieves major milestone with conducting its one millionth colorectal cancer screening.

January 2019

BioIQ relocates its headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia.

March 2018

BioIQ raises $26.5M to fuel growth and transform value-based care delivery for payers, providers and consumers.

July 2017

We publicly announced availability of the BioIQ Platform, the first unified solution for configuring and managing all aspects of a health testing program.

May 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, BioIQ is honored by the American Business Awards and takes home silver and bronze Stevie Awards.

July 2016

BioIQ earns HITRUST CSF certificate status, which validates our commitment to security, compliance and the protection of sensitive healthcare information.

February 2016

HealthSync is here: We officially name the BioIQ mobile app, which simplifies onsite health screening events for clinicians, participants and sponsoring organizations.

November 2015

BioIQ makes Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list of North America’s Fastest Growing Companies for the second consecutive year.

August 2015

UnitedHealthcare selects BioIQ to help close care gaps and improve health outcomes for millions of members.

May 2015

BioIQ hits the 10-year mark and celebrates a decade of closing gaps in the healthcare system.

August 2014

BioIQ goes bicoastal and opens an office in Atlanta, GA.

June 2013

BioIQ introduces a solution built specifically for health plans, helping them close care gaps and improve quality ratings with at-home health testing programs.

October 2012

Roll up your sleeve: BioIQ offers streamlined flu vaccination programs to health plans and employers.

November 2010

BioIQ commits to building a comprehensive network of health testing and wellness partners and makes our health management platform available to employers, labs, physicians and retail pharmacies.

April 2008

BioIQ begins transforming the corporate wellness landscape by offering at-home test kits that detect chronic conditions including diabetes and colorectal cancer.

May 2007

BioIQ launches its first B2B pilot program with Dole Foods.

October 2006

BioIQ ships its 100th at-home test kit directly to consumers.

May 2005

On a mission to change the U.S. healthcare system, Justin Bellante establishes BioIQ in Santa Barbara, CA.

From Challenge to Change: The Birth of BioIQ

A medical challenge became a turning point for BioIQ’s founders—and an impetus to change the US healthcare system.

2005 started out well for Justin Bellante. As a doctoral student at the University of Santa Barbara, he was well on his way to a promising career in materials science. But everything changed in an instant when one of his friends and academic mentors suffered a fatal stroke as the result of an undiagnosed diabetic condition.

“Most of us passively assume that the healthcare system is going to take care of us,” Bellante recalls. “Yet how could a man who epitomized knowledge and insight be unaware of something so critical? And how can this happen to so many people every day without the underlying conditions being fundamentally addressed?”

BioIQ was founded to help people understand their health in a quantifiable way. As Bellante later learned, his mentor may have been saved by a simple A1c or blood glucose test, which almost certainly would have revealed his risk for contracting this devastating disease. Armed with that knowledge, a routine regimen of diet, exercise, or insulin injections could have helped prevent the stroke that ended his life.

“We realized that there was a fundamental disconnect between the healthcare system and the people needing care,” recalls Bellante. “All the nodes were there—the diagnostic technology, the medical specialists, the methods for presenting information—but no one had taken a systems-level approach to putting it all together.”

Bellante and other members of the founding team were well versed in engineering and quantum mechanics, a science that deals with logical connections among subatomic systems.

Could their knowledge be applied to one of the other most complex systems of all—the US health care system? They envisioned a home-testing service that would enable people to detect critical diseases through regular screening—often before symptoms occur. Personal lab results would be presented through secure health dashboards, along with targeted information to understand health results and take action. Just as your IQ is a measure of general intelligence, your BioIQ would be a way to measure your health.

At the time, most healthcare organizations were focused on the short-term challenge of cutting costs, leaving little time to confront the greater challenge of helping their member populations develop a proactive mindset about their health.

Employers were also just beginning to provide wellness resources to their employees, but little was done to first understand population health needs, or to measure the effectiveness of wellness efforts on population health.

The BioIQ team yearned to start a company that took an engineering approach to healthcare, measuring success not just in revenue earned, but also in population health improvement and number of lives saved. Research revealed that nearly half of the US population was at risk for developing a serious health condition that could be prevented if detected early.

Since those early years, BioIQ has gained traction in the wellness industry by connecting people and populations with solutions to measure their risk for diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Today the company’s valuable intellectual property lies in the technology platform that automates these activities. This platform has become a central hub for securely exchanging electronic health records among employers, health plans, laboratory networks, physicians, hospitals, retail pharmacies, home healthcare providers, and accountable care organizations (ACOs).

“BioIQ has proven its ability to connect people and populations with solutions to measure vital health metrics and securely exchange wellness data,” says Bellante. “We have helped thousands of organizations and millions of people take a more proactive role in achieving their optimal health.”