Theranos seemed suspect from the start
When it comes to at-home testing, it is impossible not to mention the infamous case of Theranos, a health startup that cheated millions of dollars from Silicon Valley investors by promising to revolutionise blood sampling. "I'm sure there will be other startups in the vein of Theranos, wanting to break barriers in biology and physics, but some things are simply impossible,' said Kreindler resolutely.
However, Dr Kreindler is confident that in the foreseeable future our medicine cabinet will undergo some significant changes. At home, each of us will have a small box, either battery-powered or plugged into the wall, storing all the necessary medicines and medical devices in comparable conditions as in a proper clinic. If you develop a health problem, you will be able to test yourself at home, and do your own symptom analysis. You will also be equipped with a measuring device to carry out the necessary measurements, and the score will indicate whether you need to see a doctor, sign into a hospital, or if a prescription will suffice. "It is quite possible that you will already have the medicine you need in the cabinet. Thus, your home medicine cabinet will become a professional self-care device. That’s what I imagine for the future," said Dr. Kreindler.