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Case Study – Vaccine Cool Box
We are currently working with a company that has developed a portable cold storage product that can safely store and transport vaccine vials at -74C for twenty four days or more with no external power requirements. The need for the product is crystalised in the statement below from Colum Ryan Co Founder & Director of the company that has developed the product:
There are many technical and commercial advantages of the original VacSafe product, but the original design was based on a heavy metal container that is not suitable for deployment in far reaching environments.
The Original VacSafe Product
During the summer 2021 Protechnic were engaged with regard to designing a ruggedised version of their VacSafe product that would be suitable for military use.
Our patented Exo Case provides the perfect solution for the ruggedisation of the VacSafe product. The images below show the finished design, this case has been demonstrated to the COP26 delegates as a world beating solution for the deployment of Covid 19 as well as a wide range of other vaccines that are required around the world, the response was overwhelmingly positive.
The case will be tested by the World Health Organisation (WHO) later this year (2021), given the fact that the case design has been extensively tested to Def Stan 81-41, we are confident that the design will be approved and would expect this to be rolled out in volume from Q1 2022.
VacSafe EXOCase™ Internal
The WHO have said that the annual wastage of vaccine is as high as 50%, this development will dramatically reduce that level of waste. The next development in this product will be to design a backpack solution incorporating the Exo Case that will enable deployment to very remote locations
VacSafe will facilitate the deployment of bulk vaccine far more effectively than existing methods. The Exo case provides an ideal solution for this very exciting and timely product.
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