Surgical Technologist, An InventHelp® Client, Develops Medical Aid to Prevent Cancer Caused By Plumes (DET-4927)

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A Michigan InventHelp® client has invented the Bowie Suction, which is being submitted to companies for review.

A surgical technologist from Taylor, Mich. has developed an invention that prevents the surgeon from inhaling plume from an electrical surgical unit. Her invention, the BOWIE SUCTION, helps to reduce medical personnel's risk of developing cancer. Easy and convenient to use, it makes it easier to see the surgical area and helps to prevent distraction. Additionally, the invention is producible in design variations.

When asked what inspired the invention, the inventor explained, "When a doctor is doing a surgical skin cut with an electrical surgical unit, it produces a plume of burned skin tissue. At the end of a long day of surgeries, if I blow my nose, I can see that I had inhaled plumes. I thought at there had to be a way to prevent inhalation and ultimately reduce the risk of cancer to medical personnel."

The original design was submitted to the Detroit office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 12-DET-4927, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at

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