The CleanCase is the first device-specific and completely FDA-complaint product in the market that provides surgeons with an option to safely bring mobile devices into the sterile surgical field.

The CleanCase sterile mobile device cover is built on a combination of established operating room techniques and innovative technologies and makes use of a removable sleeve through which the device is passed.

The case is made of rigid plastic which features a touchscreen face and an unobstructed camera window, making the mobile device fully functional, protected and easy to manipulate, especially through gloved hands.

Once the mobile device is secured in the device-specific case, the sleeve is removed, case is closed and is ready to use.

The device features patented technology that delivers surgeons’ mobile device functionality without compromising patient safety. Lansing-based medical device company SteriDev has developed the technology.

Typically surgeons bring mobile devices into the surgical field for two main reasons, capturing media for medical records and using mobile medical applications.

SteriDev Chief Executive Officer Rob Zondervan said: “The CleanCase is a first-of-its-kind product that will empower physicians to use the best and latest medical technology on their mobile devices, without ever compromising patient safety. Health care mobile applications are developing at a remarkable rate, and in the hands of a great physician, they can make a real difference in the care of patients.

“Currently, mobile applications are improving the delivery of health care in non-sterile settings. The CleanCase mobile device covers expand their usage into sterile environments so surgical patients can also benefit.”

With the investment from Red Cedar Ventures and Quantum Medical Concepts, the CleanCase cover was developed.

Zondervan has clinical and academic medical experience of more than 10 years and has come up with the idea of the device while assisting an operation. Presently he is providing medical advice to start-up companies, serving as the Spartan Innovations Senior Fellow.