This Solar-Powered 'Sterile Box' Could Give The World Safer Surgeries
Rice University's Sterile Box can reportedly sanitize surgical equipment in areas without access to clean water.By Ryan Biek | March 24, 2016
"This is called the Rice Sterile Box, and we're an off-grid sterile processing unit," Doug Schuler of Rice University said.
Even with the right doctors in place, many areas don't have clean enough water for safe surgeries.
But what started out as a shipping container for researchers at Rice University could be a solution to that problem. The container can now filter water from sand and gravel and sanitize surgical instruments in an autoclave, an instrument that uses high-pressure chemical reactions.