TechConnect Innovation Program

Wound management products of cellulose derivatives

Korea Institute of Industrial Technology(KITECH), California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

1. Carboxymethyl cellulose wet-laid nonwoven manufactured by either 1) carboxymethylation of cellulose fibers or, 2) carboxymethylation of wet-laid cellulose nonwoven 2. High liquid absorbing, swellable, and water-insoluble carboxymethyl cellulose foam

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: PCT patents of the wet-laid CMC nonwoven manufacturing technology, including carboxymethylation of cellulose fiber and carboxymethylation of CMC wet-laid nonwoven are both in pending status, and the acceptance are expected.
The products with these technologies have superior liquid absorption, liquid retention, and swelling properties over commercial foam products.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 110

Website: www.kitech.re.kr

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: The technology was developed by funding in internal revenue of the institute. Since our institute is the government funded research institute, the research has been indirecdtly supported by the government funding.

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Development / License Partners