Si-Low

Gastroschisis Treatment System for Uganda

 

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Membership level
2017-2018 Team
Team Name
Si-Low
Project Title
Gastroschisis Treatment System for Uganda
Design Challenge
Gastroschisis is a disease that affects predominantly premature newborns. These babies are born with their intestines hanging outside of the abdomen. In high-income countries, the survival rate for this disease is over 90%, since current treatment involves the use of effective silo bags. Silo bags are silicone bags that protect the intestines as gravity eases the organs back into the body. But silo bags cost $240 per bag, making this treatment difficult to access; so, in Uganda, the survival rate for gastroschisis is around 0%. We are developing a low-cost, more accessible alternative to these silo bags - our Si-Low bag.
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Date Updated
Monday, April 16, 2018
Department(s)
  • Global Health Technologies
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Dr. Meaghan Bond
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • BIOE
  • RICE 360
Award(s) and Recognition
George R. Brown Excellence in Engineering 1st Place Design Award
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