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1. (WO2016061360) SURGICAL STERILIZATION DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/061360    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/055751
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 16 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A61L 2/00
A61L 2/235
A61F 13/40
Applicants: BARRY UNIVERSITY
Inventors: JENSEN, Jeffrey
CALA, Mario
ONTENIENTE, Romain
Title: SURGICAL STERILIZATION DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE
Abstract:
Embodiments of the present disclosure include materials and methods relating to sterilization devices. In certain embodiments, materials and methods disclosed herein relate to pre-surgical sterilization of an appendage of a subject using a device that reduces surgical preparation time and microbial growth. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure disclose materials and methods to ameliorate high costs associated with medical care, especially the utilization of costly elective hospital services, by for example reducing operating room costs and increasing efficiency without compromising patient health. Particularly disclosed is a sterilization device comprising a multilayered transparent sleeve, an absorbent foam insert positioned within said sleeve and configured for placement against an area of a subject's body, wherein said insert also comprises a plurality of sterilization sacs containing one or more sterilization agents, stabilization mechanisms for securing the sterilization device to the subject's body; and wherein at least one of the plurality of sterilization sacs is configured to release the one or more sterilization agents upon application of pressure to the sterilization sac onto the area of a subject's body in need of medical treatment.