Recent Nursing Alum Secures Patent

Cue the why-hasn’t-anyone-thought-of-this-before head slap. Ellen Quintana ’21 (NUR) just got a non-provisional patent for technology that reduces the disposable gloves that come out each time you try to pull one from the box. She noticed the problem during a chemistry lab her first year at UConn. “No one could get just one glove out of the box, and there were gloves everywhere,” says Quintana. “We were told that once they fell out, we couldn’t put them back. It was really wasteful.” Her ReduSeal system cuts down not only on glove waste and cost, but it also saves time for busy nurses and other health care professionals.

By Mikala Kane

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