After Trinity University college student Gavin Buchanan’s grandfather died after not taking medication as prescribed, he partnered with fellow student Andrew Aertker in 2018 to create a smart pill bottle that used technology to ensure medication is taken as prescribed. Aertker has also experienced issues with medication management after a cancer diagnosis.
PatchRX has a patient and pharmacy app, universal pill bottle cap and makes refills easy along with incentivizing patients to take medications on time.
The company has 80 employees and recently raised $8 million for a total investment of $15 million, which it will use to expand nationally.
– Staff Report, The Oklahoma 100