It all started with a drug complication that Rightangled’s co-founder saw first hand in her family. Floriane’s relative was experiencing drug side effects and responding poorly to an anticoagulant drug. The medication was Plavix (Clopidogrel) and the side effects were gum bleeding and bruises. After seeing her relative survive 5 strokes, it was clear that the drug was not working and a personalised treatment regimen was needed.
With Abdullah’s knowledge about genetics and its influence on the way we respond to drugs, he and Flo decided to make genetic information more readily available. The concept of a new service design was born, to enable the use of genetic information within the medical practice, in an accurate, streamlined and affordable way. Our Heart DNA test project was later presented to the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, and it later received the pre-seed funding that helped set up the minimum viable product of the service and online platform.
Our Heart DNA testing service was launched in mid 2017 and ever since, it has been helping private practices around the UK and abroad to remove patient-physician communication barriers, helping patients minimise their cardiac risks and reach their optimal treatment regimen faster. In the same way, Rightangled’s platform has been assisting doctors to have easy access to a complete risk profile of their patients that is objective and evidence-based.
In early 2019, we fully launched our second specialised genetic testing service that tapped into the fitness and wellbeing markets. The new testing service expanded Rightangled’s transatlantic operations with a second branch that later opened in Austin, Texas.
In December 2019, the world witnessed an unprecedented epidemic emerging from Wuhan City in the Hubei province in China. A virus, later known as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, quickly spread across the globe. At Rightangled, like all other businesses, we felt the need to contribute and help people feel more certain and above all to Stay at home, limiting the spread of the virus to the more vulnerable in the society. Hence, we developed a home-based throat swab test to detect the viral infection, by testing viral load presented in its nucleic acid material within (RNA).