Design Practice

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Student Awards

Our second year student Olly Evans won bronze place at the IDSA Student Awards for his SteriCell (Surgical Sterilisation for Disaster Relief) project.

Olly Evans / STERICELL / Disaster Relief

Olly Evans / STERICELL / Disaster Relief

Natural disasters and violent conflict in low-income countries pose particular challenges for the sterilization of surgical instruments required for emergency medical procedures. SteriCell is a portable off-grid sterilization system that replaces large, heavy mains-powered hospital autoclaves that require plenty of clean water. A fuel cell is used to power the germicidal ultraviolet light that works in parallel with 10ml of nano titanium dioxide power, an antimicrobial technology that crystalizes titanic iron ore into a nano liquid when exposed to ultraviolet light and is two times stronger than chlorine.