A team who designed a medical device to improve the health of dialysis patients has won the inaugural Biodesign Sydney challenge led by Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney.

The team created a 3D printed prototype for a tool called Dia-line.

“This device will allow dialysis patients to easily and safely connect the dialysis line to their catheter line,” the team’s leader, Rebecca Chen, an Associate Lecturer in Oral Health Therapy at Sydney Dental School said.

“It’ll reduce the risk of infection and improve health outcomes for patients,” she said.

The team worked with nurses and patients in RPA’s Outpatient Dialysis Unit to identify a real life health need that could be solved during the District’s six-month Biodesign Sydney challenge.

Read the full story here on the NSW Health website.

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