Johmary Adames ’24 and Dr. Krupesh Patel have joined forces to create a protective cover to shield patients’ mediports. Adames is an industrial design major, and Dr. Patel is a pediatric oncologist, who’s close to finishing his MBA at NJIT. Mediports are small, surgically installed devices, usually placed on the chest of cancer patients. They are used for easier, long-term access to draw labs, transfusions and administer infusible medications such as chemotherapy. Often, patients with ports experience pain and discomfort at their port site while doing everyday activities, and many restrict themselves from doing things out of fear of injury and pain. To read the full story.