Meet Gabriel Stricker, Color’s new Chief Communications Officer

September 21, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Gabriel Stricker to Color as our Chief Communications Officer.  Prior to joining Color, Gabriel was the Chief Communications Officer at Emerson Collective. Previously, he served as the Director of Search Ecosystem at Google, the Vice President of Communications at Niantic, Inc., the Vice President of Policy and Communications at... Read More

September 20, 2021

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for our at-home, dry swab test kits to monitor COVID-19 infections in minors (age 2 years and older).    The key to providing greater access to health care services is bringing health... Read More

September 15, 2021

Confused about COVID-19 testing and vaccines? Here’s a quick overview of the essential COVID-19 testing and vaccination... Read More

September 8, 2021

In July 2021, Color surveyed over 200 small and mid-sized business owners and HR leaders to find out how smaller companies plan to address bringing people back to the workplace. This included Color customers as well as a representative... Read More

We know how to keep kids safe in schools. Now we need to do it.

August 24, 2021

There are four foundational actions schools can take in order to make it safe for unvaccinated kids. Let's do... Read More

What to Look for in a COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Partner

August 5, 2021

Planning to offer COVID-19 testing or vaccinations? You need an experienced partner. Here’s what to look for in a COVID-19 testing and vaccination... Read More

Announcing a simple way to start a COVID-19 testing program for your team or organization

July 29, 2021

The latest offering from Color makes it easy to deliver on-demand or scheduled COVID-19 testing to workgroups and... Read More

Meet Kate Kodesh, Color’s new Chief People Officer

July 14, 2021

Kate Kodesh, Color’s new Chief People Officer, offers her perspective on the evolving discipline of people operations, managing growth, and the importance of company... Read More

5 Best Practices for Safely Bringing Students Back on Campus

May 26, 2021

After more than a year of disruption, getting students back to campus is a top priority for university administrators. In our COVID-19 work with higher education institutions, we’ve seen a whirlwind of nearly constant change over the last year. There were shifting return... Read More

New England Biolabs and Color partner to provide COVID-19 testing to biotech workers essential to global pandemic response 

February 2, 2021

Today, biotech manufacturer and supplier New England Biolabs (NEB) and Color, a leading health technology company committed to advancing public health, announced their partnership providing weekly COVID-19 testing to NEB’s US-based employees. This partnership enables NEB... Read More

Color announces $167 million in Series D financing to help build public health infrastructure across the U.S.

January 4, 2021

Color, a health technology company committed to advancing public health, today announced a $167 million Series D financing round. This brings Color to $278 million in total financing, with a valuation of $1.5 billion. Color will use the funding to expand its work building public... Read More

Color at NSGC 2020

November 18, 2020

Each year the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) holds its annual conference to discuss the most pressing issues in genetic counseling, share best practices and connect genetic counselors from across the country. As with many other conferences this year, this year is... Read More

Color’s software facilitating significant increase in COVID-19 testing in California

October 30, 2020

Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Burlingame-based health technology company Color will provide software infrastructure and test collection kits in support of the collaboration between PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc. and the California Department of Public... Read More

Antigen vs. PCR-based COVID-19 Testing: Pros & Cons

October 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new questions around different types of tests and testing models are arising – and the best choice for any given population isn’t always clear. Antigen testing and rapid point-of-care tests are facing new questions about their accuracy,... Read More

Awareness to Action: Navigating breast cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic

October 8, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Breast Cancer Awareness Month looks a little different. For many people, routine cancer screenings have been postponed or canceled, due to concerns about the risks associated with attending in-person appointments. As always, Color observes this... Read More

19 organizations from the healthcare community unite to form COVID-19 testing industry consortium

October 1, 2020

Widespread accurate testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is one critical aspect needed to limit the spread of the disease. By creating the COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium, 19 organizations from the healthcare industry have joined forces with a goal to... Read More

With New EUA, Color’s COVID-19 self-collection kit enables public health and large private labs to increase access to testing

September 16, 2020

Color, a leading health technology company committed to advancing public health, received an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that enables CLIA-certified laboratories designated by Color to use its self-swab COVID-19 collection kit for... Read More

How we built our COVID-19 intake product in a week

September 14, 2020

In March, Color quickly mobilized our diagnostic genetics testing infrastructure to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Color’s lab was developing our lab tests and validation, the product and engineering teams started to untangle what testing flows are needed in a... Read More

Color and researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute discover key finding to determine risk of genomic diseases

August 19, 2020

Today, the journal Nature Communications published new research, led by scientists from Color, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, that sheds light on the risk of developing three diseases: coronary artery disease, breast cancer and... Read More

Modeling SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in workplaces, universities, and other congregate settings

August 6, 2020

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has upended the way we work, teach, and socialize. As the pandemic continues, institutions are solving for how to bring people back on-site safely. One of the most important aspects of returning on-site is ensuring that adequate steps are taken to protect... Read More