Sandstone Diagnostics on Top of Male Fertility Testing with TRAK
Dr. Greg Sommer, Chief Scientific Officer at Sandstone Diagnostics, the inventor of Trak’s Male Fertility Testing System joins eHealth Radio and the Mens Health & Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Greg Sommer discuss the following:
What was the genesis of developing Trak?
Did you invent it?
How easy is it to use?
Can results vary over time?
What other medical devices have you worked on?
What does Sandstone Diagnostics specialize in?
Is there anything else like Trak on the market?
Do you have other new products on the horizon?
Greg Sommer, PhD is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Sandstone Diagnostics, a Bay Area diagnostic and digital health company developing sophisticated connected wellness products that allow consumers to measure, monitor, and improve key health markers at home. Sandstone's Trak® Male Fertility Testing System allows men to measure, track, and improve sperm count at home to boost a couple's chances of conception.
Dr. Sommer was recognized as a 2015 Bay Area "40 Under 40" by Diablo Magazine and has won numerous entrepreneurial competitions including the 2017 MedCity Invest Pitch Competition, 2016 Molecular Med Tri-Con Swimming with the Sharks Competition, the 2015 UPS X-Port Challenge, and the 2013 Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge. Sandstone was also named a 2014 "Most Innovative Life Science Company" by the San Francisco Business Times.
Prior to founding Sandstone, Dr. Sommer was a Senior Research Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories where he led R&D in point-of-care diagnostic technologies for biodefense and emergency preparedness applications, most notably the Sandia SpinDx system.
He is a co-inventor on 18 patents in microfluidic and clinical diagnostic technologies, has secured $6M+ in research grants as Principal Investigator for NIH, DOE, USDA, and DOD projects, and co-authored 11 peer-reviewed publications.
A North Dakota native, Dr. Sommer received his PhD and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and BS from Iowa State University.