This is America - The Opioid Crisis


Here's your chance to help us #EndTheOpioidCrisis! We're raising $12,500 in 30 days to fund development of the Sotiras and move towards FDA approval, so that we can save millions of lives from opioid addiction. Click the button to check out our Indiegogo page and help us reach our goal!




There are over 81,000 opioid overdose deaths in the United States last year, according to the CDC. That's an average of 221 opioid overdose deaths per day.

Source: CDC



Over 10 million Americans misuse prescription opioids each year, according to the most recent data from the HHS.

Source: HHS



The CDC estimates that the economic impact of the opioid crisis is $79 Billion in lost productivity, medical, and rehabilitation services,

Source: CDC



We started out as college friends looking for a purpose in our lives and a way to make a difference in the world around us. We were touched by lives torn apart from drug addiction and the massive opioid epidemic ravaging our country, and we knew that we had to do something about it. So, we founded Runatek to develop a medical device that can prevent opioid addictions in the first place. Our purpose is to save lives with this ground-breaking technology.


Our mission is simple: End the Opioid Crisis.


We're developing a wearable IV pump that monitors the concentrations of prescription opioid medication in the bloodstream. The device uses a measurement of the patient’s body mass and the doctor’s prescription to set a proper blood concentration level for the patient to achieve pain relief without experiencing a potentially addicting “high.” The device automatically administers intravenous (IV) opioid medications to maintain this prescribed concentration without the possibility of misuse. 



Introducing the Sotiras by Runatek
Introducing the Sotiras by Runatek


We're developing the Sotiras smart IV pump to prevent opioid addiction, but we need some help to make sure that it gets to the next stage. We've launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $12,500 by April 23rd to develop the Sotiras and move towards the FDA approvals process.

At the end of the day, our contributors aren’t going to get a board game that they’ll play once a year or pair of earbuds that’ll break after a few months, they’ll actually be a part of the solution to one of the biggest health emergencies in our nation’s history. They’ll get to change the world and save tens of thousands of lives from opioid addiction, and that’s something incredibly special.

You can help make a difference by contributing to our Indiegogo campaign, and we'll send you exclusive perks and keep you up-to-date on our progress as we work to end the opioid crisis.


We strive to be open and transparent about the operations and direction of our organization, so that our backers can make confident decisions and know that every dollar is being put toward developing technology that will end the opioid crisis. Our backers receive regular updates on the performance of the company and are a key part of our mission to end the opioid crisis. In addition to some cool perks, every individual that contributes to Runatek's crowdfunding campaign will receive a personal note from our CEO as our way of saying thank you and engaging with our supporters.

Click the button below to check out our Indiegogo campaign and help us reach our goal, so that we can #EndTheOpioidCrisis!



We're an early-stage startup, and we're attracting top-notch talent to our growing team of seven dedicated individuals. Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds, but we all share the same goal: to end the opioid crisis.

Matthew Lucci
Chief Executive Officer
          Mr. Lucci leads the company's business and product development. He brings three years of entrepreneurship experience as president of a small marketing firm, and a year of C-Suite experience to the Runatek team. He has been developing medical devices for three years and has published his research in multiple academic journals.
          He is a Mechanical Engineering alum of Southern Methodist University and holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Tyler, and has since studied drug development and approval at Harvard Medical School.
Summer College
Internship Program
         Runatek's internship program is a great hands-on learning opportunity for students in STEM and Business majors. Engineering interns work alongside senior members of the Runatek team to develop medical hardware and software, while Business interns work with senior members of the team in startup finance, marketing, communications, and more. 
         Our Spring 2021 cohort boasts students from SMU, UT Tyler, and Tyler Junior College. We're currently hiring interns for Summer 2021. Interested applicants can email their resume to info@runatek.com and find more information here.


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