Cue Health (Nasdaq:HLTH) and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today that will expand on league-wide COVID-19 testing.
Under a national partnership, Cue Health — MLB’s trusted at-home testing solution — will provide MLB clubs as well as the league office with its integrated care platform that includes the portable and reusable Cue Health monitoring system (reader) and the COVID-19 self-test.
Cue Health’s molecular COVID-19 test uses nucleic acid amplification technology (NAAT) to provide lab-quality results directly to connected mobile devices in 20 minutes, according to a news release. The company said its platform can detect all known COVID-19 variants of concern on users age 2 years old and up with or without symptoms.
“Major League Baseball, like other world-class organizations, continues to turn to Cue for testing when the stakes are high and when accuracy, speed, and reliability cannot be compromised,” Cue Health co-founder and CEO Ayub Khattak said in the release. “During their 2022 season, we will once again serve as MLB’s trusted at-home COVID-19 testing platform, providing the league with Cue’s actionable health information in real-time so players, teams, umpires, and officials can have the highest degree of confidence in the safety of their sport.”
The partnership also makes Cue Health a presenting sponsor of “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+. The company also provides tests to other organizations, including the National Basketball Association (NBA) in sports, as well as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Google, among others.
“After a great experience with Cue Health during the 2021 season and Postseason, we are thrilled to expand our utilization of the Cue platform and fully integrate the solution into our health and safety protocols for the 2022 season,” MLB VP of Drug, Health and Safety Programs Jon Coyles said. “We are highly confident that the speed, accuracy and portability of Cue’s COVID-19 self-test will help maximize our ability to successfully and safely complete the 2022 season as scheduled, and protect the health of our players and staff at our facilities, as well as their family members at home.”
Cue said it is working on new diagnostic tests that will be compatible with its reader platform.