Amazon has already changed the way we shop and filled our homes with “smart” gadgets, and now, the tech giant is looking to change the way we manage our health, both in the face of a pandemic and beyond.

Amid the launch of its own wellness-tracking smartwatch and the expansion of the Amazon Care telehealth service, the retail giant has begun dabbling in diagnostics. Using a proprietary COVID-19 test first developed to screen its own workers during the pandemic, Amazon has now made its at-home sample collection kit available to the public online.


Canan Schuman, PharmD/PhD
Author: Canan Schuman, PharmD/PhD

Canan Schumann is Chief Editor for Axxiem and for Axxiem's blog "BiotechOntheWeb". When not writing for Axxiem, Canan works as a Clinical Research Scientist II at the Research and Development Department at Molecular Testing Labs, developing endpoint assays for the detection of infectious disease and cancer. Canan currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he received his Honors Bachelor of Science (HBS), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.), and his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biopharmaceutics at Oregon State University.