Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control
The Isolation System for Treatment and Agile Response for High-Risk Infections (ISTARI) is a revolutionary portable negative pressure containment patient care system. The ISTARI family of devices increases safety, improves quality, and reduces cost for infectious diseases by minimizing the need for personal protective equipment by wrapping the PPE around the patient decreasing the need for equipment processing and training burden. The ISTARI system addresses common infrastructure issues; the clear, flexible walls facilitate patient interaction with both providers and visitors, it is manufactured at scale, and has use cases that span from patient transport to extended use in critical care environments.
Enclosure for extended care and critical care interventions in a hospital environment for patients who require isolation precautions.
Enclosure for the temporary care of patients who require isolation precautions during transport, including movement between ground and air ambulance and sending/receiving facilities.
Enclosure for low-acuity care and procedures for patients who require isolation precautions in a temporary patient care setting (e.g., urgent care or emergency department).
Enclosure for extended care and critical care interventions for patients who require isolation precautions in an improvised healthcare setting without hospital infrastructure.
ISTARI IN ACTION
ISTARI is designed to allow for the full spectrum of clinical care and is compatible with all transmission-based precautions. The units are compatible with standard medical utilities in a hospital room. It can be used in existing hospital rooms or in temporary surge spaces with portable utilities. See it in action…
Meet our Team
Our mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.
Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD, DTMH
David Brett-Major, MD, MPH
James Lawler, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Lauryn Burbridge, NREMT
Lisa Willard, BA
Rachel Prudhomme, MBA
Mark Vazquez, BS - WED
Meet our Collaborators
University of Washington – We discover timely solutions to the world’s most complex problems and enrich the lives of people throughout our community, the state of Washington, the nation and the world.
Elizabeth Rosenman, MD
Ylinne Lynch, MD, MS
Laura Evans, MD, MSc