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Thorne HealthTech Named Finalist in Fast Company’s 2023 Innovation by Design Awards in User Experience and Packaging

Thorne’s Microbiome Wipe Honored in User Experience Category; Gut Health Test Honored in Packaging Category

NEW YORK (August 22, 2023) – Thorne HealthTech, Inc. (“Thorne” or “Thorne HealthTech”) (NASDAQ: THRN), a leader in developing innovative solutions for a personalized approach to health and wellness, today announced that it has been named a finalist in Fast Company's 2023 Innovation by Design Awards. Thorne’s Microbiome Wipe and Thorne’s Gut Health Test kit are finalists in the User Experience category and Packaging category, respectively.

The Innovation by Design Awards, which can be found in the September 2023 issue of Fast Company, honor those designers and businesses solving the crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. The competition, now in its 12th year, features a range of blue-chip companies, emerging startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.

Thorne’s Gut Health Test provides individuals with a detailed analysis and personalized plan that targets GI discomfort to optimize wellness. Its packaging, designed for a smooth unboxing experience with easy navigation, includes Thorne’s patent-pending, first-to-market Microbiome Wipe, which makes stool sample collection convenient and simple. The Microbiome Wipe is made from a biodegradable polymer that breaks down in a provided testing solution while preserving the user’s DNA – setting the foundation for an improved user experience and providing the user with cutting-edge analysis and personalized results with increased efficacy.

“We are honored, once again, to be recognized by Fast Company for our continued innovation in the health testing solution space, after Thorne was recognized earlier this year in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list in wellness,” said Paul Jacobson, Chairman and CEO of Thorne HealthTech. “As a science-driven wellness company, we take great pride in delivering products that exceed expectations and have the ability to transform consumers' approaches to health and wellness. Our Gut Health Test and its Microbiome Wipe are prime examples of how we continue to empower individuals to take a more proactive approach to their health and wellness in an effort to make more informed decisions and live healthier longer.”

Thorne’s testing suite offers a variety of at-home health tests that provide individuals with unique biomarker results and detailed health insights to identify potential areas of concern and specific areas of improvement, supplemented with individualized recommendations and a comprehensive improvement plan.

“So much innovation news these days is focused on AI,” said Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “This year’s Innovation by Design honorees are a reminder that it’s human ingenuity that drives invention.”

To read more about our Fast Company honor in User Experience, click here, and for Packaging, click here.

About Thorne HealthTech

Thorne HealthTech is a leader in developing innovative solutions for delivering personalized approaches to health and wellness. As a science-driven wellness company that empowers individuals with the support, education, and solutions they need to achieve healthy aging – living healthier longer – Thorne utilizes testing and data to create improved product efficacy and to deliver personalized solutions to consumers, health professionals, and corporations. Predicated on the power of the individual, Thorne leverages artificial intelligence models to provide insights and personalized data, products, and services that help individuals take a proactive and actionable approach to improve and maintain their health over a lifetime. Thorne is the only supplement manufacturer that collaborates with Mayo Clinic on health and wellness research and content, and is trusted by more than five million customers, 46,000+ health-care professionals, thousands of professional athletes, more than 100 professional sports teams, and multiple U.S. National Teams. For more information, visit

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at


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