This inexpensive device is a plastic clamp that cuts, seals, and disinfects an umbilical cord in a single step. After the cord is severed, SafeSnip breaks in two. Half the device stays firmly clamped onto the baby’s umbilical cord to seal the wound while the other half is discarded. The SafeSnip could prevent millions of infection-related neonatal deaths in developing countries. A Tulane University team that includes bioengineering graduate students invented and is patenting the device. The team spun out of Tulane University in 2010 and created NOvate Technologies.