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.”
“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.”
University of Washington
“We’re working on something that will have a positive impact on people in our lifetime. Knowing that makes it all worth it.”
CBC News – Canada
“‘I think it is brilliant,’ the Miramichi-based ophthalmologist said. Not only because of the smaller drop delivery but also, he pointed out, the adapter tip is soft so it’s less likely to cause injuries if it accidentally comes in contact with eyeballs.
Big eye drops are a giant problem, and this student startup is challenging the industry with its solution
“We’ve gotten so many emails, so many patient accounts of people that just can’t afford their medications. And they are either not paying their rent, or they’re going blind.”
“Here’s how it works: Take any eyedropper medication, screw on Nanodropper’s device, and you’ll get drops that are much smaller — but still large enough to deliver the medication effectively.”
“All the reactions we’ve gotten have been, ‘How does a simple solution like this not already exist?’”