A Nano cool device to take vaccines to remote areas

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

One of the major challenges in rural healthcare programme is preserving vaccines in the right temperature, especially in power-deficient villages.

The efficacy of the vaccine depends on maintaining it at a specific temperature before administering it. For years, vaccines are preserved in ice-boxes, transported to the remote areas. Some efforts are on to use solar power to refrigerate and maintain vaccines.

Now, a new innovation — a Nano cool device — promises to address the cold chain gaps in vaccine delivery by improving the preservation, transportation and delivery of important vaccines to people in remote and rural areas in Asian and African regions, is round the corner. Hyderabad-based Sathguru Management Consultants and North Carolina-based RTI International have come up with a battery-operated thermoelectric container.

Source: The Hindu (link opens in a new window)

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