DripSafe

Designing a Low-Cost, Ergonomic CSTD System for Drug Compounding in Low Resource Settings

 

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Membership level
2019-2020 Team
Team Name
DripSafe
Project Title
Designing a Low-Cost, Ergonomic CSTD System for Drug Compounding in Low Resource Settings
Design Challenge
A closed system transfer device (CSTD) is a drug transfer device used to safely transfer medication from one reservoir to another in order to reconstitute, dilute or mix the medication, while mechanically prohibiting external environmental contamination and hazardous drug exposure to pharmacists. Although these devices are critical in compounding chemotherapy drugs, currently implementing commercially available CSTDs is expensive ($16-25/dose). Moreover, pharmacists using them are prone to repetitive strain injury due to prolonged daily use (>200 dilutions/day). There is a need to develop an affordable, reusable, ergonomic, and safe-to-use CSTD that can be employed in low-resource settings. Such a solution would make drug dilution and transfer safer, more comfortable, and more accessible for pharmacists in low-resource settings.
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Date Updated
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Department(s)
  • Global Health Technologies
  • Bioengineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Meaghan Bond
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • RICE 360
Team Type
Underclassman Design
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