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Armenian Innovation

Apr 4, 2017

#WhyArmenia: Noel Gharibian

Before the invention of the surgical scalpel, surgeons and nurses were at risk of getting infected while performing operations. Why? Mainly because the surgical cutting instruments were quickly handled, and the instruments that had sharp cutting edges sometimes led to wounds increasing the risk of infections among medical personnel.

For this reason, Noel Gharibian, an Armenian American inventor, along with other inventors, decided to create a surgical scalpel specifically designed to prevent inadvertent access to the sharp blade. Gharibian’s background in science helped him to create a shield that substantially prevents unintended access to the blade. The shield is also intuitively movable.

Thanks to Gharibian's invention, surgeons don't lack sharpness and safety!