SafeSnip

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Neonatal infection

Prevention
Prevention
Prevention
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Tulane Biomedical Engineering Department

Individual Contact

David Rice | Email

Application

  • Designed for use in home birth settings

 

Advantages

  • Small plastic clamp cuts, seals, and disinfects an umbilical cord in one step
  • After clamping, one half of the device remains clamped onto the baby's cord to seal the wound while the other half is discarded

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Developed prototype
  • Filed for patent 

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Receive patent
  • Conduct field testing
  • Find manufacturing partner for mass production

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • Tulane Biomedical Engineering Department

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies