Phase-Change Materials for Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment

As part of PATH’s work in vaccine and pharmaceutical technologies, these reports highlight our research into phase-change materials (PCMs) applicable to vaccine and pharmaceutical cold chain equipment (CCE) including refrigerators and carriers. The reports explore the landscape of suitable PCMs, compatibility of PCMs with materials commonly used in CCE, the thermal characteristics of PCMs, and the implications of PCM characteristics for CCE.

Publication date: December 2016

Available materials

    1. Phase-Change Materials for Vaccine Cold Chain Applications: Summary Report 417.5 KB PDF

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    2. Investigation of Phase-Change Materials for Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment 2 MB PDF

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    3. Annex 1. Investigation of Phase-Change Materials for Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment 2.6 MB PDF

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