Partnering for Health: Color and Broad Institute’s New Partnership for Higher Education Institutions

May 12, 2022

Color is delighted to partner with Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to update testing programs for the changing “endemic” state of COVID. As priorities shift for colleges and universities, Color’s design principles are built around some fundamental challenges that program administrators are seeking to address for this phase of the pandemic: How to... Read More

March 31, 2022

If you visit Joanie McCollom’s LinkedIn profile, the first sentence you’ll read is, “Well-designed products start with diverse teams empowered to do human-centered work.” Joanie has made it her mission to lead the design efforts at... Read More

March 30, 2022

We are delighted to welcome Melanie Eidson to Color as our Chief Marketing Officer.  Prior to joining Color, Melanie was at Amazon, where she spent more than 10 years building products and leading marketing teams. During her tenure, she... Read More

March 10, 2022

After two years of virtual events, there’s near-universal agreement that nothing matches the impact of in-person events and gatherings for morale, brand-building, and business growth. For event organizers, in-house events teams and... Read More

Meet Catherine Lacavera, Color’s new Chief Legal Officer

November 15, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Catherine Lacavera to Color as our Chief Legal Officer.  Prior to joining Color, Catherine was at Google, where she spent 16 years building and leading an industry-leading legal team. During her tenure, she held many positions, including... Read More

Color Announces Series E Financing, at a Valuation of $4.6 Billion, to Accelerate Accessible and Equitable Public Health Infrastructure Expansion

November 9, 2021

With an additional $100 million in funding, at a valuation of $4.6 billion, Color will use the infrastructure built during the pandemic to increase access to essential healthcare services to screen, diagnose, and treat populations where they... Read More

Breast Cancer Action Month — What Actions Can You Take to Prevent Breast Cancer?

October 8, 2021

Is now a good time? One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their life. It’s the second most common cancer in women, following only skin cancer. Breast cancer can be hereditary, which means genetic testing can help reveal who has an increased risk.1 You might be aware... Read More

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... Read More

Color Brings Flexible COVID-19 Testing to Children at Home

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 care to people where they are – their... Read More

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Terminology

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

COVID-19 Testing to Essential Biotech Workers | New England Biolabs and Color Partnership

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 U.S. Public Health Technology and Infrastructure

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 National Society of Genetic Counselors (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 a Significant COVID-19 Testing Increase 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 Testing 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

Breast Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Awareness to Action

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

COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium formed by 19 United Healthcare Organizations

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

Color’s COVID-19 Self-Collection Kit Enables Public Health and large Private Labs to Increase Testing Access

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

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