Medicine-saving Nanodropper makes history in Minnesota Cup win

The Nanodropper [Photo courtesy of Nanodropper]

The Minnesota Cup has awarded its grand prize for innovative entrepreneurs to a student-led startup for the first time.

Medical device developer Nanodropper took home top honors from the awards ceremony, held yesterday at the University of Minnesota.

“We have created an eyedrop bottle adaptor that will save billions in medication waste, one drop at a time,” Nanodropper CEO Allisa Song said.

Song, an MD candidate at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, launched the company with three other founders after learning that drug companies make eye drops too large to be fully absorbed, and that smaller drops are more efficient and just as efficacious.

Nanodropper CEO Allisa Song [Photo courtesy of Nanodropper]

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7 startups grabbing the medtech spotlight in Minnesota

Minnesota has long been one of the nation’s top three medtech hubs and a good place for startups to get their footing.

For 17 years, the MN Cup contest has offered cash prizes and the opportunity for medtech (and other) startups to tap into expert help to accelerate their businesses. MN Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership that brings together corporations, venture capital firms, foundations, government and volunteers. This year’s crop of medtech semifinalists includes some names that may be familiar to readers of Medical Design & Outsourcing.

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