The Rochester-based company is helping people save thousands of dollars every year on their eye drop medications.
To mark World Sight Day, Nanodropper Inc. has developed a pay-it-forward Nanodropper Adaptor program, allowing anyone to donate devices to a pool for distribution to patients in need.
Three Rochester start-ups took first place in their divisions to become semi-finalists in Minnesota’s most popular business competition, the MN Cup. Canomiks won in the Food/Ag/Bev division, Shrpa took the High-Tech division, and Nanodropper was number one in the Student division.
In 2017, while working as a researcher and lab manager at her alma mater, the University of Washington in Seattle, Allisa Song came across an article that stated drug companies were purposefully making eye drops too big, forcing consumers to constantly restock and buy more of their products.
Nanodropper, a medical device startup founded by University of Washington and Seattle University grads, announced a $1.4 million seed round this week. The company makes an FDA-approved adapter for eye drop bottles that reduces the size of eye drops to save money and medication.
Forbes magazine honored the Nanodropper team of founders with a spot on their annual ‘30 Under 30’ list recognizing high achievers in health care.
On today’s podcast we chat with Allisa and Robbie about their start as entrepreneurs, how Nanodropper got its initial funding through student pitch competitions, recent exciting steps for the company, shared love of dogs, and much more.
“This gives us the funding to adapt our solution to meet the needs of Air Force personnel and I can’t think of anything more validating.”
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“The company, which now employs seven, started shipping its adaptors all over the U.S. in late June and is currently generating revenue, fulfilling hundreds of orders and building up a base of partner clinics.”
“Our main goal has always been to help empower patients to take back control of their eye health in our complicated health care system.”