What was your goal in starting a lab-testing company?
What was your motivation to launch Theranos at the age of 19? What set you on this road?
You’re not alone in your fear of needles.
Why the focus on rapid results?
So if I got a blood test and my doctor saw the results and wanted other tests done, I wouldn’t have to have more blood drawn?
Some conventional tests, like pH assays, can be done quickly. Others, like those that require culturing bacteria or viruses, can take days or even weeks. Are there some tests that take Theranos longer? Can everything really be turned around in four hours?
Where do you see this making a big difference?
What are you doing to ensure the accuracy of your testing?
So how do you avoid these potential errors?
How can improved processes actually save lives?
How else can you use this technology?
In the long run, what impact will your technology have?
Will people become more used to gathering and examining their own health data?
It drives me crazy when people talk about the scale as an indicator of health, because your weight doesn’t tell you what’s going on at a biochemical level. What’s really exciting is when you can begin to see changes in your lifestyle appear in your blood data. With some diseases, like type 2 diabetes, if people get alerted early they can take steps to avert getting sick. By testing, you can start to understand your body, understand yourself, change your diet, change your lifestyle, and begin to change your life.