Episode 10: Dr. Jeanette Hill
Meet Dr. Jeanette Hill, Founder and CEO of Spot On Sciences, a medical devices company located in Texas. Dr. Hill and her company are responsible for the development of HemaSpot, a simple to use device (patent-pending) for self sampling and robust storage/shipping of blood samples at ambient temperatures. Tune-in to this podcast to hear how this device is helping lives around the world and changing science as we know it!
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The Definition of Success
Listen to hear what Dr. Hill considers to be success and how her medical research is making a difference around the world.
Big Time Business Blooper
Dr. Hill recalls the name she first came up with for her company, but it was quickly pointed out to her that the acronym it created was less than desirable. This is one hysterical story you won’t want to miss!
“What do we want to see this become years down the road, and how can we make that happen?”
The Road To “Big Time”
What is Dr. Hill doing to become a Big Time Small Business? “We’re collaborating with many different groups- the government, the military, the CDC- to get these tests on the ground,” she says. Dr. Hill goes on to say, “I would love to see this on the shelves of your local pharmacy one day.”
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Doing It Over Again
“For me there’s always a real worry about making mistakes, so you post pone doing things,” Dr. Hill explains. Listen to find out why she considers her mistakes more as necessary lessons to be learned.
Getting In Touch
Want to know more about Dr. Hill and Spot On Sciences? You can find out more at www.spotonsciences.com