Precision Wellness: Thorne HealthTech to Open “Well-Care” Clinics

Thorne HealthTech

Thorne HealthTech is pushing into personalized primary care with Thorne Lab, a high-tech “well-care” clinic.

Leveraging data and technology, Thorne hopes to upgrade the routine physical by offering a wellness-focused doctor’s visit, including:

  • Vital signs, blood work, and a 3D body scan
  • Cognitive, strength, dexterity, and balance tests
  • Optional gut microbiome analysis and DNA sequencing

In partnership with Legacy Community Health, the first Thorne Lab location will debut next year in South Texas.

M&A. Founded in 1984, Thorne is a nutritional supplement company pursuing precision wellness.

  • February 2021: Thorne merged with health intelligence company Onegevity to create Thorne HealthTech.
  • May 2021: The newly formed parent company acquired Drawbridge Health, a company focused on blood draws.
  • September 2021: Thorne HealthTech went public in a downsized offering, raising $70M in its listing.

The big picture. From wearable devices to at-home test kits, high-performance health promises to redefine well-being. Along the lines of Thorne Lab, tech-enabled primary care is paving the way for more personalized treatment:

  • In March, Forward Health secured $225M for its network of membership-based preventive primary care clinics, valuing the company at more than $1B.
  • Utilizing its smartwatch, Apple has a bold plan to reimagine healthcare by combining remote monitoring, telehealth services, and in-person visits.
  • Even CrossFit is entering the healthcare arena, launching a primary care service “for CrossFitters, by CrossFitters.”

Looking ahead: Sickcare is failing us, and ambitious healthtech founders are searching for a fix. A work in progress, everything from preventative MRIs to smart toilets are being touted as the key to precision health.

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