What problem do you solve?
Current packaging of prescription eyedrops produces oversized drops that are up to five times the capacity of the human eye. The waste created by these oversized drops poses an enormous financial barrier to care for glaucoma patients who struggle to afford expensive brand-name medications, which can cost up to $500 per bottle. And, because glaucoma patients with poor vision and dexterity typically dispense seven drops for every one that makes it into their eye, these oversized drops lead many patients to run out of their medication before insurance will cover their next refill. Without an alternative, patients are left to choose between paying out-of-pocket for their medication or to not adhere to their treatment plan, knowing that each missed dose contributes to irreversible vision loss.
What’s the latest?
We were recently accepted into the Jones + Foster Accelerator program and we are preparing for our product launch in early 2020.
Why do you love CoMotion Labs?
Being able to plug into Seattle’s flourishing entrepreneurial community at a startup-friendly price point has been a game-changer for us.
Jennifer Steger: Embrace your inexperience and don’t be afraid to be in the wrong—ask lots of questions and learn from the experiences of everyone you meet while growing your startup.
Elias Baker: Always fact check and follow the evidence.
Allisa Song: Stay true to your core mission but remain flexible to adapt when presented with new information.
Mackenzie Andrews: If you’re starting a company, you already know how to design solutions. Focus instead on anticipating new problems that might arise.
All: Don’t assume that just because someone has more experience, their advice is faultless; trust but verify with a second—or third! —opinion.
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