Millions of people with severe allergies live with the day-to-day fear of coming in contact with a life-threatening allergen. For many at risk for anaphylactic shock, an epinephrine drug injector can mean the difference between life and death.. Jokingly referred to by their doctor as “the two most allergic boys on the planet”, twins Eric and Evan Edwards, intimately knew the importance of carrying an epinephrine pen, but recognized the potential for failures with existing devices. Dissatisfied with the status quo, the two desired to make a better pen – one that was developed by patients, for patients.
Existing pens were bulky, and in many cases were being misused. As a result, the brothers set out to partner with an experienced industrial design firm to create a device the size and shape of a credit card that was both easy to use and effortless to carry.