Santa Fe company delivers vaccines to ‘last mile’
Monday, April 14, 2014
A couple of years ago, the head of a management company specializing in high-performance processes and materials met the founder of a nonprofit organization that supports spiritual and medical programs among the Mayan communities of Chiapas in southern Mexico. Ohki S. Forest of Canadian Mohawk descent, who visits Santa Fe periodically, was giving a talk at a conference hosted by the Bioneers, a Santa Fe nonprofit that often serves as a catalyst among social, technological and visionary entrepreneurs.
Out of the conversation that followed, Dana Barnard, CEO of Barson Corporation, and Forest of Red Wind Councils discovered they had a mutual interest in solving a widespread health problem.
A Barson company, SAVSU Technologies, which is located in Santa Fe, has been developing advanced super-efficient thermal containers, designed for a variety of sensitive medical requirements, but one in particular: SAVSU stands for “State of the Art Vaccine Storage Unit,” addressing a critical need in a sprawling global supply chain.