Startup uses 3D scanner to build customized ostomy pouches - MedCity News | Ostomy | Scoop.it

More than 500,000 Americans have some type of stoma, an abdominal opening where waste from the small or large intestine is routed following surgery, according to data attributed to the United Ostomy Associations of America. The reasons vary, from bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease to trauma. John Accardi, an entrepreneur and cancer survivor, frustrated by a lack of options for ostomy pouches, has collaborated with a chemist to develop a smaller, more compact design for the colostomy bag.

 



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Via jean lievens