Ceramic Umbilical Cord Finger Scissors

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Sepsis

Prevention
Prevention
Prevention
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Yale School of Public Health

Individual Contact

Margo Klar of the Yale School of Public Health in the U.S. proposes to develop the first ceramic umbilical cord cutting device named the “ceramic umbilical cord finger scissors”.  The simple and sharp device made from ceramic is expected to reduce the incidence of infection related to poor delivery hygiene in developing countries.

                                               

Information taken from Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grants, awarded grants summaries.

Stage of Development

Prototype

Funding Source

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation