SafeSnip (InfaClip)

Tulane University

Infaclip, previously known as SafeSnip, is an obstetric device that simultaneously cuts and clamps the umbilical cord while reducing exposure to unintended bloodborne pathogens in areas where facilities are scarce.

Product description Brand name and product description

Infaclip, previously known as SafeSnip, is a low cost device intended to prevent infection-related neonatal deaths in developing countries. The designers claim that it can be used in regions where home births are common and infants are susceptible to infections caused by unsanitary birth conditions. It is a three-inch disposable, plastic clamp that cuts, seals, and disinfects an umbilical cord in one step. The second step in the operation of the device is the separation of the two halves. After the cord is clipped, SafeSnip breaks in two, leaving one half of the device clamped onto the baby’s umbilical cord to seal the wound while the other is discarded.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The device is designed for use in regions like Southeast Asia and Africa where home births are common


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This product has been developed and implemented by NOvate Medical Technologies, LLC, which is a New Orleans-based medical device development company focused on commercializing high-quality, low-cost medical products. 

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The product is in the development phase but the designers claim that SafeSnip would retail for under 1 USD

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors include MedGynUnilene, Polymed, PATH Clean Delivery Kit, Teheca, and Pahsco

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)
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