Werlabs AB began in Sweden in 2013 with a mission to provide people with the right information to manage their health. It was clear to our founders, Rickard Lagerqvist and William Stoddart, that people wanted to understand more about their health in a proactive manner rather than when they were already ill.
Rickard in his role as a GP, realised that the existing healthcare system was not set up in this way, and that Werlabs could be an important complement to helping people manage lifestyle-related disorders such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver.
By working in partnership with accredited public and private lab networks in Sweden we set up a secure, high quality service that has helped thousands of people to have their blood tests and interpret results, mostly within 24 hours.
Since the success in Sweden, Werlabs has rolled out in Norway and is now working with accredited NHS and private labs to bring the offering to the UK.
Our mission is to provide you with the best possible knowledge of how you can improve your health in both the short and the long term.
We shall provide this service simply and cost-effectively through constant innovation, utilising and developing new technology and new analyses. Our ambition is to achieve a healthier society, where individuals have the knowledge and the motivation to take responsibility for their own health.
Will Stoddart, 36, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Swedish health-tech startup, Werlabs, which launched in the UK in May 2017, offering Britons a truly personalised healthcare experience through simple, on-demand blood tests which provide comprehensive health checks and analyses: giving insights on a range of health matters.
With over nine years of experience in technology services, British-born Stoddart co-founded Werlabs in Stockholm after being attracted by Sweden’s advanced healthcare system, and as a consequence of a series of relevant personal and professional experiences.
Having achieved a lot in its native Scandinavia, Werlabs is initially available to British consumers at NHS-approved clinics in London and Manchester.
Our Medical Team is composed of British and Swedish doctors. They all share a fascination for the detective work of blood sciences, and how emerging technologies have the potential to revolutionise healthcare. Our doctors make sure that all tests on offer from Werlabs are evidence-based and of clinical relevance.
Our guiding principle is "knowledge changes everything" because we believe that individuals are capable of studying complex information and gaining insight into their own health situation. Knowledge is a powerful medicine, you don’t have to wait until you feel sick to take charge of your health.
Understanding different aspects of health provides motivation and inspiration, and encourages people to take action to improve their health.