The Darwin Project is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization
Darwin Project Director, Jonathan Haar, having experienced a wound infection himself after spine surgery, saw clearly how a negative pressure wound device could help prevent or eliminate a post surgical infection. However, he also understood that more than 5 billion people world-wide have no access to life-saving affordable surgical and anesthesia care, primarily because of high cost.
Jonathan devoted considerable time to developing a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device which would be effective, safe and inexpensive for preventing infection post surgery or in other open wounds. In the US, a NPWT Device can cost $6,000 to $12,000. DPI’s NPWT Device is being manufactured for less than $250 each, making it economically accessible as a life saving device.
First Gauge Test
Two types of 3D Printed caps function with any bottle
NPWT sponges can be autoclaved for sterility.
Eliminates use of non-sterile furniture foam on wounds (Malawi)
Early Designs In Haiti
As surgeons, you know that wound/surgical incision drainage is of critical importance for positive healing outcomes. A Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device (NPWT) can be applied to surgical incisions to: reduce pressure on the wound; remove necrotic tissue; increase oxygenation; prevent bacterial infection; promote wound granulation; and, minimize scarring.
The Darwin Project, Inc (DPI) has designed and manufactured a NPWT Device specifically to be affordable to hospitals in resource challenged countries.
The first 4 pumps and materials are free if you will agree to use our reporting system, much like SIGN’s, and replacement foam and surgical drape will be provided when we receive your reports.
Additional pump orders will be at our cost, which is $250, including the foam and surgical drape.
Thank you for your interest in the Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device:
Director of Darwin Project