Isobar Main

Image: William Broadway

October 20, 2016

To get vaccines to remote communities they need to be refrigerated. This can be challenging without access to electricity. The Isobar is a portable refrigerator used to keep vaccines fresh for up to 30 days without electricity.  The pill-shaped device works because water and ammonia gases inside the capsule react with one another and cool the air inside the fridge.  

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Sky Blue

February 5, 2017 at 15:38

This device can save lives and electricity-this means great things for the future


February 4, 2017 at 15:47

should be made available to all overseas medical charities


February 4, 2017 at 15:41

i think this is a great invention and i think every ambulance should have one


February 3, 2017 at 16:45

and why not fly it in in a drone?


January 28, 2017 at 16:37

As a peadiatrician, I spent many years carrying vacines in remote parts of India, trying hard to maintain the cold chain. Fab if it works!


January 15, 2017 at 17:21

this is incredible and will save lives, awesome,

gunter gunterson

January 6, 2017 at 16:01

it will be usefull until we make electricity available everywhere. would be nice to have on a camping trip etc. too


January 4, 2017 at 14:24

how much energy does it use to recharge?


January 3, 2017 at 14:24

I agree with this fabulous idea and would be overjoyed if this intresting, relavant thought was put in to action by 2020 and I would be pleased to campain for this powerful cause!


January 2, 2017 at 16:47

i am very ecstatic about the itsobar because it will help many people, and potentially save lives in the future


December 31, 2016 at 17:30

A very chilling story


December 28, 2016 at 15:00

I think this is so great. Wow, what a world we live in - such innovation, and from someone so young! Best wishes for the future to this invention and its inventor.


December 28, 2016 at 12:12

very unique and interesting. But im not convinced it will work.

ruby jackson

December 28, 2016 at 11:19

i love it

Lily Edwards

December 19, 2016 at 16:38

I think the invention of the Isobar is really incredible. The fact that it will make a difference to so many people's lives is just astounding. This could honestly be a breakthrough in the invention world. The possibilites of its uses are endless, and I can't wait to see the positive futre the Isobar has in store for us. :)

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