BD acquires Scanwell Health, Inc. to expand and expand digital home testing

BD collaborated with Scanwell to develop the application used with the recently launched BD Veritor â„¢ Home COVID-19 Test, the first home COVID-19 test that uses only a camera and smartphone app to capture and interpret results, thereby eliminating human subjectivity in other visually-read home antigen tests. Scanwell will become the basic digital platform on which BD plans to develop home diagnostic tests for a range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19 / influenza A + B, group A strep and an additional menu for detect infections and manage chronic diseases.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to new care settings, and BD stands ready to provide a smart and connected home diagnostic ecosystem to support traditional and telehealth providers and consumers,” said Dave hickey, president of life sciences for BD. “This acquisition will allow us to expand and evolve our in-house digital capabilities to accelerate the time-to-market of transformative home solutions now and in the future. “

The Scanwell app is a key differentiator in the home COVID-19 testing market. To date, no other company uses the phone’s camera to capture the test image which is then analyzed and interpreted by the app. Other home COVID-19 tests use smartphones as part of their process, but the BD Veritor â„¢ At-Home COVID-19 test is the first and only test to use the smartphone as an analyzer to digitally interpret the results of the test. test and provide a definitive POSITIVE or definitive result. NEGATIVE digital display of test results. The app also has the ability to securely store and communicate test results to organizations, including businesses, public health authorities, and schools. Test results are stored in the app and can be referenced and viewed at any time by simply logging into the app.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be immaterial to BD’s financial results for fiscal 2022. Scanwell’s financial results will be reported in the Integrated Diagnostic Solutions division of the Life Sciences segment.

About the BD Veritor â„¢ Home COVID-19 Test

The BD Veritor ™ At-Home COVID-19 test has not been cleared or approved by the FDA; but has been cleared by the FDA under an Emergency Use Clearance (EUA). This product has only been authorized for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 proteins, not for other viruses or pathogens. Emergency use of this product is only permitted for the duration of the declaration that there are circumstances justifying the authorization of emergency use of IVDs for the detection and / or diagnosis of COVID- 19 under Section 564 (b) (1) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 USC § 360bbb-3 (b) (1), unless the statement is terminated or the authorization be revoked earlier.

About BD
BD is one of the world’s largest medical technology companies, advancing the healthcare world by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the front lines of healthcare by developing innovative technologies, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and the clinical process for healthcare providers. BD and its 70,000 employees have the passion and commitment to help improve the safety and efficiency of the process of providing care to clinicians, to enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and to advance patient care. capacities of researchers to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapies. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to solve some of the world’s most difficult health problems. By working closely with its customers, BD can help improve results, reduce costs, increase efficiency, improve safety and expand access to healthcare. For more information on BD, please visit or connect with us on LinkedIn at and Twitter @BDandCo.


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