The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) has selected MAKO Medical as one of the testing partners to provide COVID-19 testing for all Kentucky students and educators throughout the 2021/2022 school year.

“MAKO Medical is ready to help Kentucky schools safely reopen,” Josh Arant, Chief Operating Officer, MAKO Medical. “We have the resources and capacity to ensure fast and reliable testing, which is critical to help limit the spread of COVID-19, especially with the rapid spread of variants.”

In partnership with the CDC, the KDPH has launched the Kentucky K-12 School COVID-19 Testing Program. Paid for with federal dollars, this…


MAKO Medical has been selected as one of two testing partners to provide COVID-19 testing for all Georgia students and educators throughout the 2021/2022 school year.

“MAKO Medical is proud to help more schools around the country to safely reopen,” said Josh Arant, Chief Operating Officer, MAKO Medical. “We have the resources and capacity to ensure fast and reliable testing, which is an important layer of prevention to protect our students and slow the spread of COVID-19 variants.”

Georgia K-12 COVID-19 testing is funded through a grant from the CDC and administered by the state of Georgia. …


MAKO Medical Laboratories, a national reference laboratory and leader in COVID-19 testing, today announced a comprehensive partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide next-generation sequencing of SARS-CoV-2.

Since January 2021, MAKO has utilized sequencing processes to analyze a group of more than 2,500 samples from tests conducted across its forty-three state testing footprint. To date, these efforts have identified the occurrence of multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and B.1.429 variants, across 25 states.

“The MAKO team is proud to partner with the Centers for Disease Control to provide sequencing services…


The Vance County Public School Foundation is pleased to announce MAKO Medical, a national reference laboratory and leader in COVID-19 testing, has matched the Foundation’s initial funding of $5,000 for Learning that Extends Actual Performances (LEAP) Grants to double the amount available to Vance County educators. The Foundation initially committed $5,000 for the LEAP teacher mini-grants to support quality programs and educational ideas, and MAKO Medical agreed to match that amount with another $5,000.

“The foundation appreciates MAKO’s support for our mission of promoting quality programs in public schools,” Aarika Sandlin, Public Information Officer for Vance County Schools. …


The Best of Bootstrapped Awards has recognized MAKO Medical Laboratories for its outstanding success in 2020. The pioneering reference laboratory led by Chad Price grew exponentially in the second half of last year to meet the pandemic’s demands.

SourceScrub LLC, a data service provider for the financial services industry, released its Best of Bootstrapped private company awards at the start of the month. The honors showcase the best private companies in the software, healthcare, and financial service industries. In addition, the awards highlighted 2020’s top 10 companies overall.

The financial services team uses data from the SourceScrub platform to identify…


MAKO Medical Laboratories, a national reference laboratory and leader in COVID-19 testing, released new information regarding the company’s latest

identification of COVID-19 variants across nine states of the thirty-eight states in which the company conducts COVID testing. Based on the MAKO laboratory team’s recent sequencing of indicated samples, MAKO identified eighty-eight variant cases. This is the most in one week since sequencing began in January 2021.

“Our sequencing efforts continue to follow reported trends of rising COVID-19 variants across the United States,” said Steve Hoover, Vice President of Laboratory Operations at MAKO Medical. “We value our partnerships with state health…


MAKO Medical Laboratories, a national reference laboratory and leader in COVID-19 testing, has deployed a new, direct-from-saliva PCR test for COVID-19 to support extensive, high-frequency surveillance testing. The TaqCheck SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Assay carries out the test directly from a patient’s saliva and reduces equipment, materials, time, and labor required for nucleic acid extraction. Additionally, the new direct-from-saliva PCR tests offer patients a more convenient and non-invasive way to submit a COVID-19 PCR test.

“MAKO Medical’s priority is the safety and security of our communities, and that starts with providing rapid, reliable test results,” said Josh Arant, COO, MAKO Medical…


Last week, a national leader in COVID-19 testing, MAKO Medical Laboratories, made a landmark discovery in its research. Under the guidance of CEO Chad Price, the expert medical team switched its focus at the start of the pandemic to offer both testing and research services to the wider community. Recently, the renowned company has found cases of a new novel coronavirus variant.

The MAKO Medical Laboratories team has now identified 13 COVID test samples with the new B.1.1.7 variant of the virus. To date, only 315 cases of COVID caused by the variant have been identified, according to the Centers…


The development of the COVID-19 vaccine was a miracle in medical research. It shows the incredible importance of medical innovation in the modern world.

However, there are other laboratories that conduct equally important research, even if they don’t get the same amount of publicity. These research facilities can be integral to the future of modern healthcare. They depend on new technology and ideas, including the use of AI in novel ways.

New Research Facilities Are Changing Healthcare Forever

A lot of medical research is being conducted by well-established research facilities, such as Genentech and Laboratory Corporation. However, a number of newer companies are popping up as well…


As announced by Chief Executive Officer Chad Price, Mako Medical has been selected for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The company will now represent North Carolina in the national selection for the award.

The SecDef Employer Support Freedom Award recognizes companies and organizations that are committed to supporting employees who are in the National Guard and/or National Reserve. The award is the highest honor given by the federal government for supporting these employees.

To be selected for the SecDef Employer Support Freedom Award, a company must be nominated by an employee or their family member (who acts…

Chad Price

Founder & CEO of Mako Medical

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