Alex Williams

Congratulations to lab member Alex Williams and his Biodesign team for winning the High Design Award! The team designed a hand-operated mechanical nebulizer to deliver isotonic saline for use in treating vocal fold dehydration. The project followed FDA Design Control outlined in FDA 21 CFR 820.30 and was inspired by research performed by Dr. Kristine Tanner at the Voice Disorders Center. The team has been awarded a Micro-Grant by the Technology Commercialization Office at the University of Utah and they will continue to develop the prototype over the summer. Ultimately, the device will be marketed as an inexpensive, over-the-counter product available in pharmacies and supermarkets.