In a decade, Andrew Brimer and Abby Cohen have taken their respiratory care company from student project to successful exit.
Along the way they won various honors, including recognition from the White House. They won regulatory approval for Wing, the inexpensive diagnostic device they invented as engineering students at Washington University, and launched a service called Lift, which has provided virtual rehabilitation sessions to more than 2,000 people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Their entrepreneurial journey ended last month with the sale of their company, Sparo Health, to a better-funded competitor called Wellinks. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Brimer and Cohen said they’re excited about being able to help more patients manage their COPD. Both are staying with Wellinks, Brimer as senior product designer and Cohen as senior program manager.