Virginia Commonwealth University awards student $10K for flossing device

A Virginia Commonwealth University dental student was recently awarded $10,000 to advance her flossing device prototype created to assist patients with dental braces.

Christina Gordon's invention, the Proxy-Flosser, was one of five projects to receive funding from VCU's Commercialization Fund. The device allows patients with braces to floss and clean around braces in one motion in less time.

Ms. Gordon is working with engineering consulting company Spark Product Development and VCU Innovation Gateway, which aims to assist with the commercialization of university inventions. She plans to finalize a prototype and pursue a patent for the device next.

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