Mobile cooler designed by 22-year-old Will Broadway could save 1.5 million lives

September 9, 2016 by  
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Transporting vaccines in developing countries can be precarious. Highly sensitive to temperature, vaccines can be damaged if they freeze or even if the car transporting them gets stuck in traffic. Loughborough University industrial design graduate Will Broadway utilized his final year at the university to devise Isobar , a mobile vaccine cooler which could potentially save 1.5 million lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR-6BlB7G1Q Isobar heats water and ammonia to generate ammonia vapors, which are released into the main chamber to maintain a temperature of two to eight degrees Celsius (around 35 to 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit) to keep vaccines stable. Broadway designed an insulated backpack that can transport the Isobar easily. He created two methods of recharging the device as well, through propane or through electricity. He specifically designed the Isobar to be small so it could also be carried conveniently via the device’s handle. Related: This solar-powered device keeps fruits and veggies fresh without a fridge Broadway drew inspiration from travels in Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and China. He also counts Albert Einstein as an influence. In the 1920’s, Einstein designed a device that provided refrigeration without electricity. The device worked through a chemical process that just needed a heat source. Broadway’s Isobar won him a national James Dyson Award . Broadway’s goal is not to profit from Isobar, but to get it to the people who desperately need vaccines. He told BBC Newsbeat, “Medical products have such a big markup that it’s unreasonable for people around the world to purchase these items. If it is the best thing available, then it should be out there saving lives…I wanted to make something for people who have next to nothing. It should be a basic human right, in my opinion, to have a vaccination.” Next up: production. Broadway intends to develop the device for widespread use, and thinks they could also be used to transport organ transplants or blood donations. He said there even could be an application for commercial cooling. + Isobar Via BBC Newsbeat and The Guardian Images via screenshot

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Researchers Develop Vaccine That is 100% Effective in Fighting Malaria

August 13, 2013 by  
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Mosquito photo from Shutterstock Malaria is a devastating disease that afflicts 216 million people around the world every year – and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) , about half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting the illness from parasite-bearing mosquitos. Now, for the first time, scientists have created a malaria vaccine that is 100% effective – and it could save thousands of lives every year. Read the rest of Researchers Develop Vaccine That is 100% Effective in Fighting Malaria Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Design for Health , developing nations , disease , global development , green design , malaria , malaria parasite , Malaria Vaccine , mosquitoes , mosquitos , sanaria , sustainable design , vaccine , World Health Organization , world’s first malaria vaccine        

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Australian Researchers Develop the World’s First Malaria Vaccine

July 3, 2013 by  
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About half the world’s population is at risk of catching malaria, and just in 2010 alone around 660,000 people died from the disease. But imagine if the scourge could be eliminated? Researchers in Australia have opened up the possibility with the development of the world’s first <a href=" “>malaria vaccine. As it reaches the first stage of human trial, hopes are high that people around the world might no longer have to live in fear of the hum of a mosquito. Read the rest of Australian Researchers Develop the World’s First Malaria Vaccine Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: disease control , Griffith University Institute for Glycomics , malaria , malaria prevention , malaria research , Malaria Vaccine , malaria vaccine developed by Griffith University Institute for Glycomics , malaria vaccine developed by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research , Malaria Vaccine Ready for Human Trials , Professor Michael Good , Queensland Institute of Medical Research , WHO , World Health Organization        

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San Francisco’s SmartSpace SoMa is the First Prefab Micro Housing Project in the US

July 3, 2013 by  
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Marecollege: Beautiful Waldorf School Built with Natural Materials Rises in Leiden

July 3, 2013 by  
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