A Positive Feedback Loop for Humanity

Creating a world where every generation is healthier than the last and treatable diseases no longer take lives. This post originally was published on Medium on November 1, 2016. This year marks 200 years since French physician René Laennec invented the stethoscope, one of the more recent pieces of technology to be incorporated into theContinue reading “A Positive Feedback Loop for Humanity”

Why I Joined Q Bio: Cindy Wewengkang, Senior FPGA Engineer

I’ve always found working with my hands exciting and enjoyed creating cool stuff, finding quick ways to prototype, and building custom projects with hardware. There are endless things that you can optimize, and there are many processes that, if you really want to make it fast, you have to go through the hardware. While studyingContinue reading “Why I Joined Q Bio: Cindy Wewengkang, Senior FPGA Engineer”

Health Tech Spotlight: Conversation on Biological Digitization & Future of Personalized Health

Q Bio CEO and Founder, Jeff Kaditz, joins co-hosts Carlo Rich and Pat Dunn on the Health Tech Spotlight podcast, where they discuss personalized health forecasting, biological digitization, the future of preventive medicine, ownership of personal health data, and more. Transcript is lightly edited for ease of reading. Carlo Rich: Hi, and welcome to theContinue reading “Health Tech Spotlight: Conversation on Biological Digitization & Future of Personalized Health”

Goodbye, COVID…antibody test!

This lede is admittedly a tease, but we can’t help feeling hopeful as vaccinations continue to roll-out and we return back to the office here at Q Bio.  When we first closed down our offices and our Q Center to go into shelter-in-place on March 11, 2020, we also started researching the early clinical testsContinue reading “Goodbye, COVID…antibody test!”

How the Q Exam Saved My Life: Teresa Altvater’s story

My name is Teresa Altvater and I have been an MRI Technologist for 17 years, the last 2 working at Q Bio. I am also a breast cancer survivor. My diagnosis was in October of 2012 and was quite a shock to the system. I had dealt with many patients and friends going through someContinue reading “How the Q Exam Saved My Life: Teresa Altvater’s story”

Why I Joined Q Bio: Katerina Kotrotsou, Lead Image Processing Engineer

In the beginning of high school in Athens, Greece (my hometown), I had to decide which path I should focus on, which was easy. I had always been good at mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology — I didn’t need to study a lot, and could easily grasp the ideas. But in history and literature, IContinue reading “Why I Joined Q Bio: Katerina Kotrotsou, Lead Image Processing Engineer”

Jyotindra Vasudeo, new VP Software Engineering

Why I Joined Q Bio: Jyotindra Vasudeo, VP Software Engineering

Several years ago, my mother’s life was saved by an incidental blood test, which led to an early stage leukemia diagnosis, and successful treatment. She was diagnosed quickly, but the testing that led to it was intended to investigate a simple fever. My mother was lucky. Most people are diagnosed too late.

A Conversation: The Future of Primary Care

In this podcast recorded by Andreessen Horowitz “a16z” in June 2020, experts discuss what a new operation system for preventive health looks like. Our Founder/CEO Jeff Kaditz, joins a16z General Partner Julie Yoo, Senior Editor Hanne Tidnam, and physician entrepreneur Ivor Horn, a primary care pediatrician for more than 20 years, in a podcast conversation.Continue reading “A Conversation: The Future of Primary Care”

What does Diversity and Inclusion look like at Q Bio?

One of our core values here at Q Bio is Interdisciplinary Respect. It is our specific way of putting company diversity and inclusion at the core of how we want to operate and grow. We believe that our mission — to empower everyone to better understand the most relevant changes in their bodies, so thatContinue reading “What does Diversity and Inclusion look like at Q Bio?”

Why I Joined Q Bio: Lauren Molley, Software Engineer

My ten-year-old self would not have guessed that I would be working as a software engineer to build the “physical of the future.” The palm trees outside my apartment would come as a surprise, too. I grew up near Chicago, Illinois. I went to college at the University of Michigan, where I intended to studyContinue reading “Why I Joined Q Bio: Lauren Molley, Software Engineer”

Why I Joined Q Bio: Alessandro Francavilla, Computational Science Engineer

I am not into tech! I don’t own fancy and modern technological gadgets. I am not dreaming about buying the next futuristic car. I am not interested in space missions, nor do I feel excitement about the possibility of going to another planet. As a matter of fact, I am too scared to ride aContinue reading “Why I Joined Q Bio: Alessandro Francavilla, Computational Science Engineer”

3 Actions to Inspire Women to Take Control of their Health Equity

How to address bias in medicine against women. Or why we should take inspiration from Taylor Swift, Lizzo, and Serena Williams when it comes to health equity. This post was originally published February 4, 2020 on Thrive Global. We are sharing it on our own blog as conversations about health equity are rising. Women andContinue reading “3 Actions to Inspire Women to Take Control of their Health Equity”

Re-Opening and Our COVID-19 Response

As shared with all our members this week, we have opened our Redwood City Q Center as of this Monday, May 4.  We closed over the last several weeks out of an abundance of caution and to enhance our protocol to meet the challenges of today’s new normal. As many other businesses look ahead toContinue reading “Re-Opening and Our COVID-19 Response”

Q Bio’s Jeff Kaditz on ‘body search engines’, turning health into a hard science, plus coronavirus chat

In the recent episode of Hyper Wellbeing podcast, our Founder/CEO Jeff Kaditz begins with coronavirus chat. He goes on to explain that most medical knowledge today is probably incorrect or heavily biased. That there’s almost nothing a doctor does that couldn’t have been done 200 years ago in terms of the information. He presents hisContinue reading “Q Bio’s Jeff Kaditz on ‘body search engines’, turning health into a hard science, plus coronavirus chat”

Why I Joined Q Bio: Tom Paoletti, Staff Software Engineer in Radiomics

I was looking for challenges as deep and interesting as the ones I had at Tesla, and finally found them here at Q Bio. My journey in the technical field starts across the Atlantic, in Italy. Early in my career I designed boards and developed tightly integrated software, and moved on to larger and moreContinue reading “Why I Joined Q Bio: Tom Paoletti, Staff Software Engineer in Radiomics”

Why I Started Q Bio: Jeff Kaditz

The phrase, “the art of medicine,” has bothered me for many years. With technology already at the forefront of medical discovery, and improving everything else in our daily lives, why do people still die from treatable conditions? Why haven’t we applied the same scientific principles that have led us to understand the evolution of theContinue reading “Why I Started Q Bio: Jeff Kaditz”

Why I Joined Q Bio: Pooja Gaur, MR Engineer

For most PhD students, the question of what to do after you graduate can seem to pop up around every corner, often beginning long before graduation is in sight. The underlying questions, though, are about what you value and how you want to channel the skills you’re building. I’m pleased to share the next stepContinue reading “Why I Joined Q Bio: Pooja Gaur, MR Engineer”

Why I Joined Q Bio: Thomas Witzel, VP of Radiomics

I’m excited to share that I’ve joined Q Bio as VP of Radiomics. My journey here has been a long time coming. Even before entering college, I had decided that I wanted to focus on radiomics. I thrived on solving problems since I was a boy, but I was really bad at playing computer games.Continue reading “Why I Joined Q Bio: Thomas Witzel, VP of Radiomics”

Why I Joined Q Bio: Clarissa Shen, COO

I’ve jumped in to the deep end again. And it’s one of my favorite times of building and scaling a business. The early team of less than 20 have worked with the founder to prove early concept and solved some of the hardest technical product problems. Early adopters are returning as users and word ofContinue reading “Why I Joined Q Bio: Clarissa Shen, COO”

Personal Baselines: A Longitudinal Big Data Approach for Preventive Precision Health

We are entering a new era of data-driven health monitoring. In addition to conventional approaches, we can now determine genome sequences, collect data about thousands of molecules (RNA, protein, metabolites, lipids), perform advanced imaging, and continuously monitor physiology. Importantly, we can follow people over time, during periods of disease and health. In today’s Nature MedicineContinue reading “Personal Baselines: A Longitudinal Big Data Approach for Preventive Precision Health”

5 Things to Look for When Evaluating an Executive Health Program

Leaders in executive roles, for which long hours, extreme stress, weight gain, and sleepless nights are generally expected, are prioritizing their personal health to increase their life expectancy spent with loved ones and improve their long term quality of life. Additionally, it is now seen as mission-critical for corporations to ensure that the health ofContinue reading “5 Things to Look for When Evaluating an Executive Health Program”

What is Precision Health and How Can It Detect Your Health Risks?

As technologies advance, the experiences of our lives are becoming ever more personalized. Online stores now offer up must-have items tailored to your tastes upon login, and streaming services quickly filter through thousands of options to offer up the perfect suggestion for your next binge, based on your personal interests and habits. Universal solutions, inContinue reading “What is Precision Health and How Can It Detect Your Health Risks?”