Overall Rank: 94
Category: Consumer HealthTech
Category Rank: 13
- Top HealthTech Company of 2022
renegade.bio is a LGBTQ-led public benefit corporation headquartered in Berkeley, California that offers fast, cost-effective, and highly-accurate diagnostic testing for community and public health. The company’s expertise ranges across clinical research, protocol development, clinical studies, regulatory navigation, data analysis, and reporting.
In renegade.bio’s first year, during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company tested more than 40,500 people for SARS CoV-2, including nearly 7,000 tests provided at no-cost to Bay Area community members. In the second year, they more than quadrupled that reach to include more than 173,000 tests. Utilizing fast and highly-accurate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, LC-MS, and next generation sequencing (NGS) at renegade.bio’s CAP accredited and CLIA certified laboratory in Berkeley, they quickly deploy and optimize diagnostic test methods.
renegade.bio is currently developing on-time diagnostics across multiple disease spaces, including highly sensitive and accurate PCR monkeypox tests for San Francisco and California at large, as well as testing for various STIs and infectious diseases. The company also partners with other novel diagnostic developers to bring new cutting-edge technologies to the U.S. market for early disease detection, personalized medicine, drug development, and health monitoring using PCR, NGS, LCMS, and other cutting-edge technologies. renegade.bio enables individuals to take control of their health by proactively identifying at-risk communities, creating the right tests for their specific needs. They strive to lower costs for new testing modalities, increase availability through strategic partnerships, and provide more equitable access to testing for all people.
SalivaDirect™ is a new process developed at the Yale School of Public Health to test for infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. SalivaDirect uses a saliva sample, rather than an invasive nasal or throat sample, to detect the presence of the virus. While it relies on a similar molecular process as earlier tests, it simplifies the test process to drive down costs and ease stress on supply chains.
renegadeXP™ is renegade.bio breakthrough qRT-PCR (also known as PCR or qPCR) diagnostic testing solution. Using samples collected via quick and painless nasal swab, it delivers results faster and more cost-effectively than the CDC’s SARS-CoV-2 assay.
“Renegade executed the study with precision and expertise, while keeping us up-to-date with their latest activities and completed all that was required in a timely manner. The team at renegade.bio provided us with invaluable feedback around the current workflow, protocol programming, user interface, and experience of the Liberty16.” — Lon Hua, Ubiquitome Application Scientist
“Renegade.bio was a fantastic partner for us as we dealt with the pandemic. Renegade.bio provided our community with exceptional service. They made testing very easy for us. Their turnaround time, often less than 24 hours, was superb and gave us confidence about the health and safety of our school community. I’d use them again in a heartbeat.” — Phil Gutierrez, Head of School
“Renegade.bio has worked with us to develop a relatively simple process that has allowed us to confidently open our doors to all our students and staff through weekly testing of everyone. By keeping positive virus cases off campus, we have been able to provide a somewhat normal 2021 for our students!” — Bruce Pollock, Chief Operating Officer
“We were glad to be introduced to Renegade.bio during the Covid Pandemic; Renegade.bio services played a meaningful role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our team members.” — Brad Johnson, People Operations
“Since 2020, we’ve worked closely with renegade.bio’s team. Together, we have partnered to provide testing for local schools and community organizations. With renegade’s support, we’ve been able to serve our community as well as expand our business. Their turnaround times and service are the best in the Bay Area.” — Andrea Mcauliff, RN, Owner