Cooling packaging for storing biologics outside the cold chain

05 June 2018

Stabilizing thermolabile pharmaceuticals outside of the cold chain has the potential to alleviate the logistical and monetary burden of providing health care access in the developing world. Evaporative cooling hydrogel packaging is designed to extend the storage stability of existing pharmaceutical products without the need for reformulation.
Hydrogels with high water content and reversible hydrophilicity offer a promising platform for reducing storage temperatures without refrigeration. As a model, poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide) is selected as a basis for creating potentially low cost and easy‐to‐fabricate hydrogels. An article about this research was published in Advanced Healthcare Materials.
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