Planet Innovation produces beta units of Truvian’s automated point-of-care blood testing system

24 June 2020

Planet Innovation (PI), a healthtech innovation and commercialization company, has partnered with Truvian, a healthcare company at the intersection of diagnostics and consumer technology, to design and manufacture a new point-of-care blood testing device to make routine health tests more convenient, affordable, and actionable for consumers.

Designed for use in retail or clinics, Truvian’s automated, benchtop system will produce lab-accurate results for a full suite of health tests in 20 minutes, using only a small sample of blood. The wellness panel will cover 40 of the most common blood tests, including basic and advanced nutrients, complete blood count, thyroid and blood sugar, cholesterol and liver and kidney levels. Results will be delivered to the healthcare provider through a secure digital platform, allowing them to give results to patients on the spot.

Produced at PI’s Carlsbad Manufacturing Support Facility, the team has delivered the first fleet of beta units to Truvian, which is using the platforms for system integration and further assay development.

Anthony White, President, PI North America, said the relationship between PI and Truvian is a true collaboration, with both teams working closely to make Truvian’s vision a reality.

“PI is 100% behind Truvian’s vision to make routine health testing more accessible and affordable,” Anthony said.

“The combined Truvian and PI team brings together a proven track record in commercializing healthcare and diagnostic devices. We are committed to supporting Jeff and the Truvian team as they progress development and build the future of healthcare testing.”

Jeff Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer at Truvian, said the San Diego-based company’s aim is to give people immediate access to insights to inform their healthcare decisions.

“When we were evaluating potential partners to play a pivotal role of bringing our vision to life, PI’s deep experience in point-of-care diagnostics stood out,” Jeff said.

“We needed a partner with the skills, experience and rigor to help us deliver this transformational platform to market, and PI has been an essential partner every step of the way.”

Truvian, which has so far raised $46.3 million from investors, is backed by a team made up of scientists and business leaders with a proven track record of success in healthcare, diagnostics, and consumer technology.


About Planet Innovation

Planet Innovation is a healthtech innovation and commercialization company that exists to create breakthrough products and commercially successful businesses that transform industries and have a positive impact on the world. PI has its own portfolio of businesses, and also partners with world-leading organizations to help them create game-changing innovations to grow their business. With offices in the U.S. and Australia, PI has a team of more than 300 experts in the research, design, engineering, manufacture, funding and marketing of new products and new businesses.

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