Nanodropper, a company co-founded by UW Bioengineering alumna Mackenzie Andrews, MS ’19, has completed this year’s Jones + Foster Accelerator program and received $25,000 in seed funding, the UW Foster School announced in February.
The Nanodropper team created an eyedropper adapter that decreases the volume of oversized eyedrops to reduce the cost and waste of expensive prescription medications. “The Accelerator pushed our team in all aspects of business and personal development,” Andrews told the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, which runs the accelerator program. “The traction we have made in just six months exceeded even our own expectations.”
Through the program, Nanodropper and six other teams in the 2019-2020 cohort completed six months of milestones under the mentorship of industry leaders.
Nanodropper was recently awarded a Phase I contract with the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and began selling its product through its website with an estimated delivery date of late April for new orders. Nanodropper has received over 20 awards, including the Grand Prize at the 2019 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge and Silver Medal at the Collegiate Inventors Competition awarded by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.