LEAD Horizon - Austrian Pioneer in fighting the Corona Pandemic
LEAD Horizon is a 100% Austrian company founded in early 2020. Starting from successful and well-known business consulting company LEAD Innovation, LEAD Horizon was established with the immediate intention to help fight the Corona pandemic. The first product, the innovative PCR-gargle self-test, has immediately raised the public interest in Austria and was adopted by Austrian authorities. Following a Herculean effort of establishing a tight network of partners, LEAD Horizon soon became exklusive supplier of „Alles gurgelt!“, the public COVID-19 screening program of the City of Vienna.
"We realized fast: the Coronavirus will have a huge impact on all of us. Because of that we made the decision to act fast and develop a solution to help us go back to normal."
The success story of LEAD Horizon
Development of a testing concept
It all started with the development of an innovative testing concept, allowing us to test the entire Austrian population once over during the period of 5 days.
Mobile testing for companies
In the spring of 2020 we performed tests for Austrian companies with a mobile team of medical staff.
Development of the testing set
Trained medical staff become scarce very soon after the Corona pandemic started. On the other hand, it became clear that regular testing of a large quantity of people will be the only way to keep the virus under control. LEAD Horizon's gargle test does not require any trained staff and can be performed at home by everyone.
Launch of our WebApp
LEAD Horizon's gargle test was a great innovation. But that is not all there is to our Corona testing solution. Our digital resource enables medical laboratories to work much for efficiently. The WebApp directs the tested person through the process at home. With the included proof of identity it is possible to deliver a medical result with the Green Pass Certificate*.
*if authentication is done (testing in front of the camera)
Cooperation with Rewe Austria
We are immensely happy to be partners of Rewe Austria. The drugstore chain BIPA exclusively distributes our product. BILLA and Penny are drop-off locations. All together amount to more than 600 drop-off points in Vienna.
Development of testing sets for screening
In order to be able to perform a very large number of tests, it was necessary to adapt and redesign our product. The result is our now well-known testing set.
'Alles gurgelt!' Vienna
Following a brief testing period of 2 months the project started in Vienna. Every citizen of Vienna, everybody who commutes to Vienna on a daily basis and even tourists are entitled to performing five free-of charge PCR-tests per month and to benefit from the most convenient service. Thanks to the easy system, Vienna has become, and still is, a safe place in times of high insecurity.
Testing public schools in Lower Austria
In May 2021 we started testing students and teachers in schools in Lower Austria for the Coronavirus. This was one of our first big screening programs and has furthermore become part of our success story.
'Alles gurgelt!' in Upper Austria
From June 2021 until December 2021 we ran the Corona testing programs of 3 districts (Gmunden, Vöcklabruck and Linz) in Upper Austria.
Start of 'Let's gargle - Business'
To enable testing for companies independently from state-owned programs we developed a testing system perfect for companies who want to avoid further damage to their business following a cluster of Coronavirus infections.
LEAD Horizon is exklusive partner of 'Alles gurgelt!', the free community screening in the City of Vienna
How it all started:
Early in 2021, the City of Vienna has decided to follow a new strategy to fight the Corona pandemic and avoid the brunt of negative economic impact in Austria’s capital. Using the – at the time - unique test-kit developed by LEAD Horizon, the communal screening program 'Alles gurgelt!' was implemented. The project has been exemplary from the word go, seeing as politicians shared one common interest with representatives of the economy: further lockdowns must be avoided.
With our unique knowledge we are able to offer solutions for organizations and all kinds and sizes. Our intelligent digital solutions are fraud-proof, recognized by the authorities and help corporations in protecting themselves against business interruption and negative economic impact.
We work closely with our all-encompassing partner network of industrial companies and scientific partners and capable to develop tailor-made solutions for every need.
medical IT solutions
different target groups
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