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Cedarville alumni continue to work on their Arterial Restrictive Clamp (ARC) which began in 2018.


What started as a capstone project to develop a device that could save a life if the carotid artery is severed for a group of Cedarville University juniors and seniors in 2019 is now extremely close to receiving full FDA approval for manufacturing and distribution on a nationwide scale.

The Arterial Restrictive Clamp (ARC) project began in 2018 when Lauren Edmonson, who graduated in 2019 with a degree in allied health, came to Dr. Tim Norman, distinguished professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Cedarville, about a medical void in treating this injury, which she observed during her time as an EMT with the Cedarville Township Volunteer Fire Department. Under Norman’s guidance, Edmonson recruited four mechanical engineering students who were pursuing the biomedical engineering minor —Austin Ballentine, Caleb Williams, Devan Kienitz and Bennett Stouffer — to work on a device that could fill this need and be essential to saving lives.

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