Ernesto and I became curious after this post, we were wondering whatever happened to Heather Heine’s company, Talking20. After some searching around, we found this post in the BulletProof Forum with text from an email that apparently went out to their supporters:
We are overdue for an update to all of you. As we travel the rocky road of starting an ambitious new venture, we think often about our early supporters. It is your belief in the value of our work that keeps us motivated every day!
There have been delays in the delivery of our data and you have all been waiting patiently for your results. We feel it is time to bring everyone into the loop so there is no mystery about the status of our efforts to date.
Early in our development we received feedback from the US Food & Drug Administration regarding our testing method and results platform. After months of teamwork between Talking20, legal advisors, regulatory officers, and peers in the digital health space a conclusion was reached: Our collection methods are safe, but it is unclear whether it is safe for you all to see your own personal health results directly from us.
Undeterred by this hurdle, we are exploring new collaborations with approved analysis labs that will produce results that meet our standards for accuracy and can be used on the platform that we have been working to create. While we are disappointed with the delay caused by this setback, we are happy that there is a clear path forward. Yes, there is data in your future!
You may notice a few other changes here at T20. Due to these delays, we have temporarily closed our online stores. Our focus now is meeting our commitment to our existing customers. We will send additional updates when we are ready to begin full data analysis.
As always, we greatly appreciate your interest and your patience while work to make our contribution to the personal health data revolution.
The future lies ahead!
Heather Heine, MD PhD
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I’ve emailed Heather asking for an update.