Kanbar Selects

Selections of Capstone and Industry-Sponsored projects from
the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

Johnson & Johnson Industry Sponsored Project

Tim Ganter, Adam Louie, Maria Shore, Cara Cavano, Tracy Best, Sachu Christopher, Joseph Geiger

Graduate Industrial Design, Graduate Textile Engineering, Master of Business Administration

Partnering with Johnson & Johnson, a group of graduate students from Industrial Design, MBA and Textile Engineering programs set out to create a front-line wound care solution. The student team aimed to design a product that possesses antimicrobial properties, promotes wound healing, and is made from a readily available biomaterial. After extensive research, students opted for a hydrogel product made from chitosan, alginates, and/or other natural hydrogels. These gels are derived from natural sources, such as seaweed, and provide significant healing benefits over synthetic gels. Natural gels are non-toxic, bio-absorbable and biocompatible, and naturally anti-scarring. The team then designed single use hydrogel packets as a delivery device. Through several prototype iterations, the team was able to produce a 3-D printed hydrogel packet that is portable, mess-free and ideal for users with active lifestyles.