Erik Engelson

President & CEO

With Lucira you can easily test at home with hospital accuracy, and if you’re positive, push a button on your phone to talk to a doctor in 15 minutes, and get your prescription delivered. This future of diagnostics is streaming healthcare from Lucira.


Founded Year



Erik Engelson, Debkishore Mitra, John Waldeisen


Justin Butler, Lior Susan

Lucira Health

Lucira Health™ was founded in 2013 by visionaries who designed the world’s first untethered molecular testing platform. The company saw a unique opportunity to optimize lab-quality personal diagnostic testing devices and care at mega scale by disrupting traditional point of care testing through a solution-first approach. These creators revolutionized testing from large, point-of-care PCR diagnostic equipment, into a battery-powered, palm-sized device that can deliver results in 30 minutes or less. 

With our domain expertise in chemistry assays, design and engineering prowess in hardware and software, combined with best-in-class manufacturing companies, we have revolutionized a rapidly deployable public health solution driven by engaged consumers. Lucira is committed to empowering consumers and to realize the promise of digital health diagnostics with our growing list of customers, physicians, partners, pioneers and other leading digital and healthcare technology companies that will accelerate the adoption and deployment at scale.

Lucira’s future will continue with the introduction of new tests for infectious diseases in respiratory health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and women’s health, while leveraging the proven untethered testing platform. The future of diagnostics is streaming healthcare - healthy at home from test to treatment

Lucira’s mission is to empower people who want to take control of their health to get better faster without leaving the comfort of their home. 

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