What do people think about the Isobar? Here's what our experts have to say…

"Einstein still inspires us in 2016."

Roni Grosz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

'The Isobar shows us that Albert Einstein is as relevant today as ever. 110 years after Einstein got a patent on a refrigeration system that does not need electricity, a young inventor has developed something similar for vaccines. How cool is that! '

Roni Grosz

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"This device helps deliver a human right."

Mohga Kamal-Yanni, Oxfam GB

'Access to effective medicines and vaccines is a human right. Securing this right requires the availability of effective, safe and inexpensive medicines and vaccines delivered through a functioning public health system. In order to reach the people who need them most, it’s critical that we have technologies to ensure that vaccines aren’t damaged during transport. '

Mohga Kamal-Yanni

Image: Mohga Kamal-Yanni

"This could help global vaccination. "

Nigel Cunliffe, University of Liverpool

'Temperature-sensitive vaccines need to be delivered to vulnerable populations in remote, hard-to-reach communities where electricity supply is unreliable or non-existent. Though human supervision is still needed, this device potentially offers a substantial improvement over ice packs, or other fridges, to keep vaccines cool. It should help maximise the global health benefits of vaccination.'

Nigel Cunliffe

Image: Nigel Cunliffe

"Modern solutions sometimes require forgotten science."

Dave Moore, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

'As so often before, the solution to today’s problem lies in building on science that has been known for generations and forgotten. The temperature stability, portability and capacity for off-grid recharging could be transformative if robustness and affordability are assured.'

Dave Moore

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