When glaucoma specialist Don Nguyen, M.D., of BVA Advanced Eye Care in Oklahoma, came across Nanodropper on Instagram, he was intrigued by the potential of the device. Medication waste from excess droplet size has been a known issue in ophthalmology and optometry for quite some time.
There’s a big vision behind these small drops.
The Rochester-based startup “Nanodropper” is helping people save thousands of dollars every year on their eye drop medications through a bottle adaptor.
Allisa Song, Nanodropper CEO and one of four co-founders, said it all started when she read an article in 2017 about how drug companies make eye drops larger than the human eye can hold. The result is wasted medicine.
Nanodropper, Inc., a medical device company offering a first-of-its-kind eyedrop bottle adaptor that reduces drop size, recently named its board of directors following a successful seed funding round.
Nanodropper is joining forces with Unite For Sight, an international nonprofit focused on providing quality eyecare to patients living in poverty, to launch a global health initiative aimed at providing better access to vision-saving medications in Ghana.
It seems like just yesterday when we were figuring how to fulfill orders, let alone accomplish that every single day. On June 30, 2020, we shipped out the first Nanodropper adaptors, which included anyone who pre-ordered a Nanodropper in the months leading up to our (COVID-delayed) launch.
Meet our interns! Nanodropper began as a student project at the University of Washington, so the cofounding team knows first-hand how innovative and impactful student ideas can be. The team has made it a priority to provide opportunities for students from a variety of stages in their educational journeys, and add fresh perspectives and creativity to the product and company. The Nanodropper team is thrilled to be working with some incredible students, from an MBA student to a rising high school freshman!
The hallmark of any great piece of investigative journalism is, like any good marketing campaign, simply a call to action. For investigative reporter Marshall Allen, he’s made a career out of creating actionable news stories centered around the issue of medication waste. He’s even written a book about how to fight back against the healthcare system. His work highlighting medication waste directly inspired the creation of Nanodropper.
Calling all optometrists and ophthalmologists! Are you considering bringing the Nanodropper to your clinic? Interested in using it on your in-clinic drops or offering it to patients? We’ve answered the most common questions asked by eyecare professionals. Read on to learn more about safety, efficacy, partner clinic info, and much more!
Nanodropper, Inc., a medical device company offering a first-of-its-kind eyedrop bottle adaptor that reduces eyedrop size, recently completed a $1.4 million seed round.
Golden Seeds joined the round, along with Minnesota-based Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc., and members of the Alliance of Angels.
For the women of Nanodropper, the company’s mission to provide better access to vision-saving medications is personal. Co-founders Allisa Song, Dr. Jennifer Steger, and Mackenzie Andrews have each experienced problems related to their eye health. Two of every three people living with vision problems are women, and with April being Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, the team decided to shed light on their own brushes with the healthcare system and how daunting it can be to seek out proper eye care.
Our hope is these stories will inspire you to go get your annual eye exam, and prioritize your overall health, which includes your eye health!