College students create EpiPen alternative
The new device will be smaller and easier to carry than the traditional EpiPen; the device is currently being tested by the FDA
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Allergy sufferers know epinephrine can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency situation, but the size of the injection tool can make it difficult to carry on the go.
Now, we’re seeing how local entrepreneurs are working to make a smaller device.
A typical EpiPen is the size of a large marker, which is not something that easily fits in pockets or small purses. The AdrenaCard is much smaller; it’s about the size of a handful of playing cards.