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MISSING
LINK: COLD CHAIN

"It's not vaccines that saves lives - it's vaccinations."
- Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of W.H.O.

WHY COLD CHAIN MATTERS - A LOT!!!

Vaccines are fragile and lose potency if they get too hot or too cold.  According to the UNICEF, 18-38% of vaccines are damaged due to failed temperature control. This undermines efforts to eradicate disease. 

 

Vaccines travel from factories to shipping facilities to trucks to clinics, pharmacies, and community groups and, eventually, into people’s arms.  This series of handoffs under strict temperature controls is known as the cold chain. It’s this chain — between the manufacturer and the vaccination — where each step could become the weak link. 

One known vulnerability in the chain is the so-called “last mile” – where mobile clinics bring vaccinations to the people.  While this is an effective strategy for reaching people, they often rely on cheap coolers and ice as the means for transport – which are inherently unreliable and result in massive waste.  We cannot continue to tolerate this level of ineffectiveness.  We need to invest in modern cold chain technologies that will maximize the effectiveness of the vaccinations given to people around the globe. 

A vaccine's journey from production to patient.

VACCINES ARE FRAGILE AND LOSE POTENCY IF THEY GET TOO HOT OR TOO COLD.

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DEVELOPMENT
OF IDEA

Our expertise in commercializing cooling technologies for medical product combined with our field experience in global health campaigns made us want to create a better way to provide a better solution than decades old cooling boxes. We designed SCS by combining known technologies from other industries - spanning orbital satellites to renewable energy to post surgery recovery - in a novel way to make a best-in-class product that provides smart, verified cold chain to some of the most important deliveries in the world.

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ROBUST TESTING

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AWARDS

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Most Innovative Company for Logistics, 2021
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Grand Challenges Award, 2020
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Industrial Design Excellence Award, Design for Impact, 2018

PATENTS 

Key patents filed with the USPTO and WIPO in late 2015. Claimed inventions cover a network of smart devices that control temperature based on delivery factors such as distance to site of use, ambient temperature, and available battery charge.

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