"QuickStitch: The Single Squeeze Stitcher" Chosen as Finalist in MGH's "Ambulatory Practice of the Future" Competition

POSTED ON: May 30, 2017


This 9th Annual Student Technology Prize in Primary Healthcare is a unique competition for  students to encourage and support innovative clinically-relevant, primary-care technology concepts. It is administered under the auspices of the Massachusetts General Hospital's "Ambulatory Practice of the Future" (APF) and sponsored by the Gelfand Family Charitable Trust.

 "QuickStitch: The Single Squeeze Stitcher”,   an invention by Ruchi Patel (ChE’18) and Gio Sanchez (ME’18) developed at the Invention Factory, The Cooper Union’s Invention Accelerator, was chosen as one of five 2017 finalists for their innovation. As a finalist, they will be awarded $5000 to further their work.

Further details about the competition are linked here.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.