Sterile Box offers safer surgeries -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Sterile Box offers safer surgeries

Rice University students and their mentors have created a sterilization station for surgical instruments that can help minimize risk of infections to patients anywhere in the world.


Photo: A group of people inside the lab of the sterile box in a shipping container

Rice University professors Maria Oden, second from right, and Douglas Schuler, right, give visitors a tour of the Sterile Box prototype. The unit was designed to sterilize and process surgical instruments in low-resource settings; ©Jeff Fitlow/Rice University