Updated on February 20, 2024

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Created on July 22, 2016

3rd Stone Design Stone Cold Solar

Discontinued

Stone Cold Solar is a cooling prototype to transport vaccines safely, protecting them from temperature changes.

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Product Description

This product was discontinued and replaced by the Stone Cold Systems (SCS) product.

The Stone Cold Solar was a prototype that combines active cooling and real-time temperature feedback to prevent the temperature changes that ruin vaccine loads during transportation. The unit features GPS tracking and run reporting from remote locations so that the necessary personnel can be notified if the temperature goes out of the preset range. In order to maintain functionality off the grid (during transportation), the Stone Cold Solar has a detachable solar panel that can be used to trickle charge the on-board battery.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Unknown

Manufacturing/Building Method

Unknown

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

This product was a prototype and is now discontinued.

Distributions to Date Status

None, the product was discontinued

Gross storage capacity (L)

Unknown

Holding Temp (°C)

2-8

Holdover Time (days)

Unknown

Number of Shelves

3

Power Requirements

This device uses active cooling and has a rechargeable battery. In order to maintain functionality off the grid (during extended transportation time), the Stone Cold Solar also has a detachable solar panel that can be used to trickle charge the on-board battery. Specific information about voltage, battery capacity, solar panel efficiency, etc. is unknown.

Vaccine storage capacity (Liters)

Unknown

Design Specifications

3rd Stone Design aims to improve the cold chain vaccine distribution system with a portable, rechargeable vaccine refrigerator that can be temperature controlled and remotely-monitored. The 'Stone Cold Solar' unit combines active cooling and real-time temperature feedback to prevent accidental loss of vaccine loads. The unit features GPS tracking and run reporting from remote locations so that the necessary personnel can be notified if the temperature goes out of the preset range. In order to maintain functionality off the grid, the Stone Cold Solar has a detachable solar panel that can be used to trickle charge the on-board battery.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Unknown

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

3rd Stone Design states that it is important to keep vaccines between 2-8 degrees Celsius and provide temperature feedback during transportation.

Vetted Performance Status

This product is a prototype but as of August, 2016, the device was being readied for field evaluation in the distribution of new vaccines for potentially pandemic diseases in West Africa.

Safety

Vaccines are important in disease control. From the point of manufacture to the time of injection, vaccines need to be kept within a precisely controlled temperature range. Typically, this range is between 2-8 degrees Celsius. If the vaccines are exposed to temperatures outside of this range, they can lose their effectiveness. Safety information specific to this vaccine transportation device is unknown.

Complementary Technical Systems

Unknown

Academic Research and References

None

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

This product was discontinued and replaced by the Stone Cold Systems (SCS) product.

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