SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people have an EpiPen to protect against life-threatening allergic reactions, but according to EpiPen's manufacturer, EpiPens have to be kept within a very narrow temperature range.1 As a result, to avoid the cost of replacing an EpiPen that gets too hot or cold, some people leave their EpiPen home when they go outdoors. This can be a huge risk because an EpiPen can't save a life when it's left at home.
After almost losing her son to a severe allergic reaction, Sandy Wengreen decided to invent EpiShell – a protective container that allows her son to take his EpiPen wherever he goes, even when it's hot or cold outside.
Many people are surprised to learn about EpiPens' requirement that you must "store at 68° to 77° F" with "temperature excursions" between 59° and 86° F.2 In many parts of the country, outdoor temperatures are often lower than 59° F or higher than 86° F. Should people listen to their doctor's advice to take their EpiPens wherever they go OR leave their EpiPens at home to protect them from hot and cold temperatures?
Choosing between these two options wasn't acceptable to Sandy. Instead, she spent three years developing EpiShell. EpiShell is a patented container that protects EpiPens from hot and cold outdoor temperatures.
Sandy recruited the help of her husband, Eric Wengreen, who is a Stanford-educated engineer and serial inventor. Eric has a great track record with previous inventions, including the Apple TV mount that's sold in Apple Stores worldwide.
After first building an EpiShell prototype to help their son, the process of bringing EpiShell to market to help other people is nearly complete. They recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to collect enough pre-orders to fund bringing EpiShell to market.
You can support their efforts via this link: https://igg.me/at/EpiShell
About EpiShell, Inc. – EpiShell is a startup that worked in stealth mode for three years before first publicly announcing its initial product in early September.3 EpiShell's technology is protected by issued and pending patents.4
EpiPen is a trademark of Mylan, Inc. EpiShell is not affiliated with Mylan, the manufacturer of EpiPens.
2 – See www.epishell.com/epipen-storage
3 – See https://youtu.be/O5IPdpb1_QE
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SOURCE EpiShell, Inc.