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January 9, 2018

Turning any room into an operating room

With a product called SurgiBox, grad student Sally Miller hopes to make safe, clean surgery possible anywhere.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dust, dirt, bacteria, flies — these are just some of the many contaminants surgeons need to worry about when operating in the field or in hospitals located in developing nations. According to a 2015 study in The Lancet, 5 billion people don’t have access to safe, clean surgical care.