13 LAB

13 LAB Mobile Treatment Unit is a conceptual product and service system that uses the 13 lactic acid bacterials inside the Eastern honey bee’s honey stomach as a highly effective antibiotic against nosocomial infections to prevent and treat infections in the New Delhi slums.

The project was published in Insectum, a book showcasing the interdisciplinary design outcomes from the third year, undergraduate design studio course taught by Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Design Christopher Kaltenbach in 2014.

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13 LAB

13 LAB Mobile Treatment Unit is a conceptual product and service system that uses the 13 lactic acid bacterials inside the Eastern honey bee’s honey stomach as a highly effective antibiotic against nosocomial infections to prevent and treat infections in the New Delhi slums.

The project was published in Insectum, a book showcasing the interdisciplinary design outcomes from the third year, undergraduate design studio course taught by Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Design Christopher Kaltenbach in 2014.

Best viewed on desktop due to the amount of text.

13 LAB

13 LAB Mobile Treatment Unit is a conceptual product and service system that uses the 13 lactic acid bacterials inside the Eastern honey bee’s honey stomach as a highly effective antibiotic against nosocomial infections to prevent and treat infections in the New Delhi slums.

The project was published in Insectum, a book showcasing the interdisciplinary design outcomes from the third year, undergraduate design studio course taught by Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Design Christopher Kaltenbach in 2014.

Best viewed on desktop due to the amount of text.

13 LAB

13 LAB Mobile Treatment Unit is a conceptual product and service system that uses the 13 lactic acid bacterials inside the Eastern honey bee’s honey stomach as a highly effective antibiotic against nosocomial infections to prevent and treat infections in the New Delhi slums.

The project was published in Insectum, a book showcasing the interdisciplinary design outcomes from the third year, undergraduate design studio course taught by Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Design Christopher Kaltenbach in 2014.

Best viewed on desktop due to the amount of text.

SERVICES
Branding
Print Design
Systems Design
Car Interior Design/Retrofitting
CLIENT
NSCAD University
DATE
Fall 2014
SERVICES
Branding
Print Design
Systems Design
Car Interior Design/Retrofitting
CLIENT
NSCAD University
DATE
Fall 2014
SERVICES
Branding
Print Design
Systems Design
Car Interior Design/Retrofitting
CLIENT
NSCAD University
DATE
Fall 2014
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RESEARCH + RATIONALE

In a recent study, scientists found 13 lactic acid bacterias inside the Eastern honey bee ’s (Apis cerana) honey stomach that work as a strong natural antibiotic against various infections. The common infection across the different pathogens are nosocomial infections which target hospital patients with suppressed or compromised immune systems. These infections are the cause of 29 percent of neonatal deaths worldwide. India is responsible for over a quarter of the worldwide infections. 225,910 neonatal children die annually from nosocomial infection in India. That is 2,135 newborn deaths daily.

The Southern region of the New Delhi state in India is the ideal location for the proposed production facilities, 13 LAB: raising the bee and extracting and processing its chemical by-product. 49% of Delhi’s 17million population live in slums in unsanitary conditions and without access to clean water. When access to water is available, families are only allowed 20 litres per week. Though they have access to water, it is often contaminated and children get sick 2-3 times a month.

RESEARCH + RATIONALE

In a recent study, scientists found 13 lactic acid bacterias inside the Eastern honey bee ’s (Apis cerana) honey stomach that work as a strong natural antibiotic against various infections. The common infection across the different pathogens are nosocomial infections which target hospital patients with suppressed or compromised immune systems. These infections are the cause of 29 percent of neonatal deaths worldwide. India is responsible for over a quarter of the worldwide infections. 225,910 neonatal children die annually from nosocomial infection in India. That is 2,135 newborn deaths daily.

The Southern region of the New Delhi state in India is the ideal location for the proposed production facilities, 13 LAB: raising the bee and extracting and processing its chemical by-product. 49% of Delhi’s 17million population live in slums in unsanitary conditions and without access to clean water. When access to water is available, families are only allowed 20 litres per week. Though they have access to water, it is often contaminated and children get sick 2-3 times a month.

RESEARCH + RATIONALE

In a recent study, scientists found 13 lactic acid bacterias inside the Eastern honey bee’s (Apis cerana) honey stomach that work as a strong natural antibiotic against various infections. The common infection across the different pathogens are nosocomial infections which target hospital patients with suppressed or compromised immune systems. These infections are the cause of 29 percent of neonatal deaths worldwide. India is responsible for over a quarter of the worldwide infections. 225,910 neonatal children die annually from nosocomial infection in India. That is 2,135 newborn deaths daily.

The Southern region of the New Delhi state in India is the ideal location for the proposed production facilities, 13 LAB: raising the bee and extracting and processing its chemical by-product. 49% of Delhi’s 17million population live in slums in unsanitary conditions and without access to clean water. When access to water is available, families are only allowed 20 litres per week. Though they have access to water, it is often contaminated and children get sick 2-3 times a month.

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"This is an innovative use of a natural product, situated ... within an insect ecosystem that is very well understood and bees are very easily cultivated. ...It has significant tangential benefits in that honeybees are extraordinarily important for the pollination of many plants, including many food crops, and have recently been threatened by the use of neonicotinoid pesticides and Varroa destructor mites leading to concerns about the future stability of many agricultural crops. Providing beehives would help address this issue. Furthermore, honeybees also provide honey, beeswax, pollen and royal jelly, which are valuable products, providing potential additional revenue sources for a project that is directed at the production of antibiotics. Finally, in the context of growing antibiotic resistance of certain strains of bacteria, the antimicrobials from these lactic acid bacteria represent a different category of compounds, thus addressing this important medicinal concern."
- Christopher Majka, Ecologist
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DESIGN INTERVENTION

This design intervention has three components: panel van upgrades with a new interior, an antibiotic delivery system, and the facility’s identity. A Mercedes Sprinter 3500 High Roof 170’ EXT panel van is installed with the battery and solar power technology of India’s Mahindra Reva. To address the unsanitary water in India’s slums, the van is fitted with a water filtration unit. The interior of the van uses space-saving techniques to create four areas of patient treatment. The design intervention was 3D rendered in Rhino and a miniature model was 3D printed.

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TREATMENT SYSTEM

The system of treatment utilizes the interior and exterior spaces around the van to a create a specialized “route” of treatment for each level of infection severity. The van arrives at its destination at 9 am and services a community until 6 pm. During the nine-hour time frame, the health professionals care for individuals with mild to serious infections. For critical infections, the vehicle and staff attend to the patient while awaiting an ambulance to transport them to a private facility for further treatment. Potential markets include all ages and demographics. For this project, the market was focused on neonatal babies (up to 1-month-old) and their mothers.

TREATMENT SYSTEM

The system of treatment utilizes the interior and exterior spaces around the van to a create a specialized “route” of treatment for each level of infection severity. The van arrives at its destination at 9 am and services a community until 6 pm. During the nine-hour time frame, the health professionals care for individuals with mild to serious infections. For critical infections, the vehicle and staff attend to the patient while awaiting an ambulance to transport them to a private facility for further treatment. Potential markets include all ages and demographics. For this project, the market was focused on neonatal babies (up to 1-month-old) and their mothers.

TREATMENT SYSTEM

The system of treatment utilizes the interior and exterior spaces around the van to a create a specialized “route” of treatment for each level of infection severity. The van arrives at its destination at 9 am and services a community until 6 pm. During the nine-hour time frame, the health professionals care for individuals with mild to serious infections. For critical infections, the vehicle and staff attend to the patient while awaiting an ambulance to transport them to a private facility for further treatment. Potential markets include all ages and demographics. For this project, the market was focused on neonatal babies (up to 1-month-old) and their mothers.

TREATMENT SYSTEM

The system of treatment utilizes the interior and exterior spaces around the van to a create a specialized “route” of treatment for each level of infection severity. The van arrives at its destination at 9 am and services a community until 6 pm. During the nine-hour time frame, the health professionals care for individuals with mild to serious infections. For critical infections, the vehicle and staff attend to the patient while awaiting an ambulance to transport them to a private facility for further treatment. Potential markets include all ages and demographics. For this project, the market was focused on neonatal babies (up to 1-month-old) and their mothers.

TREATMENT SYSTEM

The system of treatment utilizes the interior and exterior spaces around the van to a create a specialized “route” of treatment for each level of infection severity. The van arrives at its destination at 9 am and services a community until 6 pm. During the nine-hour time frame, the health professionals care for individuals with mild to serious infections. For critical infections, the vehicle and staff attend to the patient while awaiting an ambulance to transport them to a private facility for further treatment. Potential markets include all ages and demographics. For this project, the market was focused on neonatal babies (up to 1-month-old) and their mothers.

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VISUAL IDENTITY

The 13LAB identity for the production facility and van makes reference to the 13 lactic acid bacterials that are used in the antibiotics. The color palette connects India’s Medicine Buddha with the bee’s honey. The honeycomb graphic further emphasizes the importance of the Eastern honey bee in the entire system of processing and delivering the antibiotic. The number 13 is also considered a lucky number in India.

VISUAL IDENTITY

The 13LAB identity for the production facility and van makes reference to the 13 lactic acid bacterials that are used in the antibiotics. The color palette connects India’s Medicine Buddha with the bee’s honey. The honeycomb graphic further emphasizes the importance of the Eastern honey bee in the entire system of processing and delivering the antibiotic. The number 13 is also considered a lucky number in India.

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The project was published in Insectum, a book showcasing the interdisciplinary design outcomes from a third year, undergraduate design studio course taught by Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Design Christopher Kaltenbach in 2014. Additionally the project was translated into Japanese and used as a teaching example by Assoc. Professor Christopher Kaltenbach in his design workshops held in Japan.

The project was published in Insectum, a book showcasing the interdisciplinary design outcomes from the third year, undergraduate design studio course taught by Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Design Christopher Kaltenbach in 2014. Additionally the project was translated into Japanese and used as a teaching example by Assoc. Professor Christopher Kaltenbach in his design workshops held in Japan.

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