A Texas company is developing an innovative medical device to reduce the risk of infection during surgery.Nimbic Systems believes the solution lies in the prevention of wound site contamination.
The company has created an Air Barrier System (ABS) which aims to reduce infection by providing a cocoon of highly purified air around the incision site during surgery. The ABS produces a clean air cocoon measuring 20" x 6" x 2".
The simple mobile unit dispenses purified air through a flexible nozzle which can be fixed adjacent to the patient's incision. It then potentially shields the wound by producing a non turbulent flow of filtered air, controlling the environment and reducing the presence of infection causing microorganisms.
Source: gizmag.comAdded: 17 October 2011