When Tony Remington and Julie Brazil opened Gravity Diagnostics, this pharmacogenetics company mainly focused on toxicology testing.
The pandemic of 2020 brought this company to the forefront, allowing them to be the go-to lab not just for Kentucky, but many other states as well. The unprecedented demand for Covid-19 testing became a boom and the boom resulted in 2,767% revenue growth from 2018 to 2020.
It’s estimated that the company processed 2.4 million Covid tests in a short two-year period.
In 2021, an employee of the company told his boss that he did NOT want a birthday celebration. He explained that he suffered from anxiety and couldn’t deal with being the center of attention. His request was not taken seriously and a party was held for his birthday. The employee had an acute anxiety attack and spent most of the day locked in the bathroom. He was fired.
The employee sued and won $450,000. Gravity Diagnostics says that it plans to appeal the decision.
The company has a second testing location in Cincinnati, Ohio, which was named the Fastest Growing Company in Cincinnati by the Cincinnati Business Courier for the second year in a row in 2022.
Gravity Diagnostics maintains a corporate office in Covington, Kentucky.