The Sterile Box Could Mitigate the Spread of Infections

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 30, 2016
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The Sterile Box is a highly appropriately named sterilization shelter, designed by a group of student researchers and engineers working out of Rice University, that is designed to make it easier than ever to reduce the spread of infections contracted on site due to inadequate sterilization.

The unit, which is held inside a 6-meter shipping container, is fitted with all the necessary equipment required to clean and sterilize surgical tools before the next job. The equipment range includes a special decontamination water system and a solar-powered autoclave for sterilization by steam.

Not only does the Sterile Box help reduce the contraction of harmful infections, but it also makes use of clean solar power, making it an all-round excellent health intervention for developing countries.