I connected with Wyndly cofounder and Chief Medical Officer, Manan Shah, on Twitter back in January. I DM’d Manan asking if he’d be interested in chatting with me about Wyndly. At the time, I was not the writer for Techstars Health Digest, and had about 40 Twitter followers.
Manan could not have been more sincere, open, and kind.
I immediately resonated with the the problem Wyndly is solving. I have bad seasonal allergies to pretty much anything that grows outside. In high school, I started a 5 year allergy shot regiment. I had tried over-the counter eye drops, nasal spray, oral medication, etc. None of it seemed to provide relief, so I decided to try out allergy shots.
The goal of allergy shots/immunotherapy is to inject small doses of what the patient is allergic to, slowly building the dosage overtime until symptoms are minor/eliminated.
The shots worked great, but were incredibly burdensome. I had to travel 25 minutes to the allergist’s office to get my shot every week for a year, then bi-weekly thereafter. Once I went to college, I had to transfer the allergy shot serum to the student health center. On the train to college, I had to keep the serum on ice. When I’d go home for break, I’d have to do the same. It was annoying!
What I would’ve done to be able to do this all at home (or in my dorm room)!
That’s where Wyndly comes in…