A self-service retail product company has invested in a self-service health-screening company, though no details were revealed as what direction this deal would take either company.
Coinstar invests in SoloHealth
Coinstar, Inc., a Bellevue, Wash.-based provider of self-service DVD rental and coin-counting kiosks, announced that it has invested in SoloHealth, a Duluth, Ga.-based provider of health-screening kiosks. The size of the investment was not disclosed.
SoloHealth was launched in 2007 and placed self-service vision-screening kiosks in 100 U.S. locations. Last May, it received a $1.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a free health and wellness kiosk .
Working with the Georgia Department of Community Health, the company introduced a Personal Health Advisor kiosk last October in rural Blakely, Ga. According, to the SoloHealth website, the SoloHealth Station health and wellness kiosk is being pilot tested this year. Representatives from either company were not available at deadline.
“We believe that SoloHealth will address the changing market dynamics in the healthcare space by bringing free health and wellness screening to individuals who may not have accessed it otherwise,” Gregg Kaplan, Coinstar president and chief operating officer, said in a news release.
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