We’re big fans of young entrepreneurship. And also, stabbing holes in people’s necks. So what better way to start the week than learning of these bright young Union College kids, who are working to make cricothryroidotomy easier:
Gordon Single ’07, Shane Hubbell ’08 and Jay Shah ’08 created Second Breath Inc., a company that would produce Cric-Kits to aid in a cricothyroidotomy, an emergency procedure performed on patients suffering from an obstructed airway, usually caused by a trauma accident. The kits would include the new device, along with an endotracheal tube and a scalpel. Students said their research indicated that most ambulatory services buy individual pieces, which can compromise sterility as well as the procedure time.
The start-up company would market the kits primarily to hospitals and ambulance service companies.
Maybe, if it’s compact enough, they’ll even give the LifeStat keychain cric a run for its money.
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Note: Please don’t confuse these students’ new company, Second Breath, Inc, with My Second Breath, Inc, which “offers experiences on self-awareness and empowerment primarily through focusing techniques on sound vibrations utilizing Himalayan Singing Bowls as the main exploratory tool.”