Blackfrog Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
A 2013 WHO study in India showed that around 75% of freeze-sensitive vaccines had been exposed to freezing by the time they made it through the supply chain. Also, ITSU claims around 25% of all vaccines go to waste due to poor cold-chain management. These vaccines come from the manufacturers in high-end refrigerators with good power-back until the state governments and hospitals. The wastage happens in the last mile of delivery when they leave the primary and sub-health centers. This problem is a serious concern primarily in Africa and the Indian-subcontinent. As a result, 1.4 million children die every year across the world from vaccine-preventable diseases.
We are developing SANJIVANI- a portable active (battery powered) cooling device that will provide a platform for delivery of vaccines and all other biologicals like blood, tissue, culture which require to be kept strictly between 2 and 8 degrees Celcius for 8 hours. The device provides refrigeration as well as 100 percent accountability in terms of assured temperature maintenance; hence seeking to replace standard-issue ice-boxes and other cruder forms like thermos flasks.
Scalability and Impact:
To develop an industrial design that can be manufactured. Blackfrog also seeks to set up a small batch-production plant to assemble the devices in-house.
Awards and Recognition:
1.BIG- BIRAC of INR 50 lakh to develop a proof-of-concept.
- CamTech-X Medical Devices Hackathon: Blackfrog was runner-up at the National-level event