NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO – Cue Health Inc. (“Cue”) (Nasdaq: HLTH), a healthcare technology company, and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced a national partnership that expands Cue’s support of the league-wide COVID-19 testing program. As MLB’s trusted at-home testing solution, Cue will provide Major League Clubs as well as the MLB league office with its integrated care platform, featuring both the portable and reusable Cue Health Monitoring System (Reader) and the most accurate* COVID-19 self-test.
Cue’s molecular test uses nucleic acid amplification technology (NAAT) to provide lab-quality results directly to connected mobile devices in 20 minutes. Cue can detect all known COVID-19 variants of concern and can be used on people ages 2 years and over, with or without symptoms.
This new partnership also designates Cue as a presenting sponsor of “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+(r).
“Major League Baseball, like other world-class organizations, continues to turn to Cue for testing when the stakes are high and when accuracy, speed, and reliability cannot be compromised,” said Ayub Khattak, co-founder and CEO of Cue Health. “During their 2022 season, we will once again serve as MLB’s trusted at-home COVID-19 testing platform, providing the league with Cue’s actionable health information in real-time so players, teams, umpires, and officials can have the highest degree of confidence in the safety of their sport.”
“After a great experience with Cue Health during the 2021 season and Postseason, we are thrilled to expand our utilization of the Cue platform and fully integrate the solution into our health and safety protocols for the 2022 season,” said Jon Coyles, MLB Vice President, Drug, Health and Safety Programs. “We are highly confident that the speed, accuracy and portability of Cue’s COVID-19 self-test will help maximize our ability to successfully and safely complete the 2022 season as scheduled, and protect the health of our players and staff at our facilities, as well as their family members at home.”
“Friday Night Baseball” games will be available to anyone with internet access across devices where Apple TV+ can be found, including on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD, and on tv.apple.com, along with smart TVs, gaming consoles, and cable set-top boxes. “Friday Night Baseball” will include live pre- and postgame shows, and will be available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, and for a limited time, without the need for a subscription.
“Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+ will provide an exciting viewing experience for fans. Partnering with MLB is another great opportunity for Cue Health to show millions of baseball fans why our smart device for your health is a game-changer,” added Nitin Duggal, Chief Marketing Officer of Cue Health.
MLB’s selection of Cue’s cutting-edge healthcare technology demonstrates the league’s continued commitment to organizational health and wellness and to protecting its key constituents during the pandemic while ensuring continuity of games. Together with Cue, MLB is able to take its health and wellness beyond Club facilities and ballparks into the homes of players and staff, while maintaining connectivity through the Cue Integrated Care Platform and Cue Dashboard.
In addition to MLB, Cue provides tests to other world-class organizations including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Google, and the National Basketball Association (NBA), among many others. Looking ahead, Cue is working on new diagnostic tests, all of which will be compatible with the reusable Cue Health Monitoring System (Cue Reader).
*Based on clinical study results submitted to the U.S. FDA for other EUA molecular home tests.