daisygrip reduces time, costs and risks of infection: Opt for the new, safe and clean connection.
daisygrip is the first hygienically reusable venous tourniquet and has a unique intuitive locking system. The simpler application and disinfection method ensure lasting safety and permanently reduce costs. With daisygrip, every routine blood sample is taken time-efficiently and under hygienic conditions, without changing current treatment procedures.
Nosocomial infections are the most common complication of medical procedures. In German hospitals alone, there are over 900,000 nosocomial infections annually. Each of these extends the time a patient spends in hospital and puts a strain on the healthcare system. Financially, every nosocomial infection costs between 5,000 and 40,000 Euro. For over 30,000 patients each year, hospital-acquired infection results in death.
With daisygrip you opt for safety and sustainable cost reduction: as the best protection against nosocomial infections it is an effective protection against the consequential medical and economic risks.
daisygrip, the better way of blood sampling
- Less germs: in-vitro-experiments show prevention of germ transport between patients by means of on-site spray and wipe disinfection
- Significant cost savings: disposable tourniquets or infections caused by conventional tourniquets cause significantly higher costs than using daisygrip
- Reduced workload: the intuitive magnetic lock simplifies the work process, as it can be used quickly and reliably with one hand
Senior hospital hygienist University Medical Center Rostock
»The transmission of hospital-acquired infections has many causes. The daisygrip team has taken on the risk factor of blood sampling and developed a medically and economically convincing solution to this problem.«
The inventors behind daisygrip
The three-person team behind daisygrip is drawn from the fields of medicine, science and business. These three core competencies of the founding team make up the key qualities of their product.
The fast, hygienic blood collection with daisygrip offers many advantages for patients, staff and companies. In addition, we want to generate a social impact - supporting global social change. Every year, we will donate a portion of profits to improve healthcare and hygiene.
Dr. med. Konstantin Altrichter
Doctor & Founder
»As a medical doctor, I know from practice that the hygiene of routine blood sampling needs to be improved: daisygrip is the solution to this problem.«
Industrial engineer & founder
»daisygrip not only reduces the risk of infection and the time required for routine blood sampling, but also reduces the follow-up costs of nosocomial infections.«
Physicist & sports engineer
»Through the development and use of innovative materials, we are now able to massively reduce the transmission of germs between patients.«
Reviews by media and partners
»"This is where an innovative product, which can sustainably ensure greater blood sampling safety, is being created,“ says Mr. Glawe, Minister of Economics, Employment and Health. "daisygrip" is the solution to reduce germ transmission during blood sampling. By means of a spray and wipe disinfection, the completely smooth surface of the tourniquet can be disinfected on site in just 30 seconds which prevents the germ transport demonstrably.«
»In German hospitals more than one million blood samples are collected daily. But the disinfection of the venous tourniquet used for it made of spandex and cotton is too complex, since the hygienic regulations stipulate that they must be autoclaved, says Konstantin Altrichter - medical doctor from Rostock. Together with Karl Hartmann and Paul Lückemann, he has developed a novel venous tourniquet – from a material that can be cleaned in 30 seconds with a conventional disinfectant.«
Author: Katarina Sass
Issue 2/2018, p. 64
»Impressive results from science and research convinced the jury this year ... Teams in the category of researchers & graduates: 1st place Konstantin Altrichter, Karl Hartmann and Paul Lückemann with daisygrip - the hygienic venous tourniquet ... The prize is endowed with 2,000 EUR donated by Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft MV mbH.«
University of Rostock
Ideas Competition »Inspired 2017«