Six months ago, When Jeremy Gormly, CRNA, stepped out of OR, he told Mark Moore, “That’s the first time I’ve walked out of a surgery and didn’t feel unclean since coronavirus.” Moore excitedly nodded. Gormley had just wearing Moore’s used invented ISOCUBE, an extra layer of protection to normal Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Moore, a 36 years CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), created the negative pressure barrier device to protect everyone in the operating room, including himself, from airborne viruses.Moore’s business, Prep Tech, was the first in the United States to get a Emergency Use Authorization for two novel protective barrier enclosures earlier this month.Prep Tech has advanced in its aim to safeguard the surgical front line by collaborating with the US Army since mid-2020, under both a licensing arrangement and a CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement).
“The CAMIC license and CRADA between the Army and our business enable Prep Tech and Army innovators to co-develop the best possible devices to assist safeguard health care personnel and patients,” says Dr. Erich Wolf, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon, and the co-founder and chief medical officer of Prep Tech.ISOCUBE SS is a stainless-steel base and rail system that may be used for a variety of applications. Both devices include transparent, single-use, negative-pressure plastic-sheet chambers that attach to normal surgical or hospital stretchers or beds and wrap around the patient’s neck, head, and shoulders.