Milestones in Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Technologies

Energy Harvesting Controls for Solar Direct–Drive Cooling Systems: Laboratory Testing Report

This report presents the methods and findings from laboratory testing of two energy harvesting control (EHC) prototypes with three different Performance, Quality and Safety prequalified solar direct–drive refrigerators from three different manufacturers. The primary goals of the testing were to inform potential specifications for EHCs, test the specific prototypes, and collect data to answer a number of questions raised by the possible introduction of EHCs to vaccine cold chain systems.

Corporate author: PATH

Publication date: December 2016

Key words: ​Energy Harvesting Control, EHC, Solar Direct Drive

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http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2699

 

February 2015: Issue 8, Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Technologies News and Updates

In this issue, we announce new efforts by PATH to bolster supply system capacity and effectiveness. In addition, we discuss our collaborative work with Queen’s University of Belfast to explore alternative product formats for delivering rilpivirine and detail how PATH’s Better Immunization Data Initiative aims to improve immunization and overall health delivery systems using a unique country partnership model. We also highlight a recent award presented to PATH scientist Dr. Manjari Lal and her team for the development of a heat-stable fast-dissolving tablet presentation of Newcastle disease vaccine.

Corporate author: PATH

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February 2015, News and Updates

Debra Kristensen: Working to Ensure Vaccines Reach Their Target

In this online profile, Debra Kristensen, director of vaccine and pharmaceutical technologies at PATH, discusses our work to devise innovative ways to help protect and enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, safety, storage, delivery, and public health impact of vaccines and essential medicines in low-resource settings.

Corporate author: PATH

Publication date: December 2014

Key words: ​Leadership, Staff Profile

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http://www.path.org/power-of-vaccines/improving-delivery.php

Effective Vaccine Management Initiative website

The Effective Vaccine Management initiative and website provides materials and tools needed to monitor and assess vaccine supply chains and help countries to improve their supply chain performance.

Corporate author: World Health Organization

Publication date: October 2014

To access this material, please visit:
http://www.path.org/vaccineresources/details.php?i=1500

August 2014: Issue 7, Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Technologies News and Updates

In this issue, PATH announces its seed grant for the pharmacokinetic evaluation of sublingually (under the tongue) delivered oxytocin and discusses how it is assisting Chinese vaccine manufacturers in adjuvant formulation. We also discuss our efforts to explore barcode technology and convene the first Global mHealth Forum at the Sixth Annual mHealth Summit.

Corporate author: PATH

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August 2014, News and Updates

April 2014: Issue 6, Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Technologies News and Updates

In this issue, we report on PATH’s efforts to help manufacturers advance a new class of cold chain equipment. We also explore our work in next-generation delivery technologies and recent efforts by PATH and partners to build the evidence base for disposable-syringe jet injectors.

Corporate author: PATH

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April 2014, News and Updates

Mass campaign with first vaccine allowed “outside the cold chain” in Africa protects remotest African regions from deadly meningitis epidemics

The first mass vaccination campaign conducted in Africa with a vaccine that does not require constant refrigeration has succeeded in providing complete coverage while ensuring the vaccine stayed viable even in ambient temperatures. These results were achieved using a controlled temperature chain and represent a breakthrough not only for the vaccine MenAfriVac®, but potentially also for increasing the efficiency, coverage, and affordability of other lifesaving vaccines, especially in hard-to-reach areas.

Corporate author: PATH

Publication date: February 2014

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http://www.path.org/news/press-room/669/

Dexiang Chen: A Life in Science

​In this online profile, Dexiang Chen, PhD, our program advisor for vaccine and pharmaceutical formulation and stabilization technologies, discusses PATH’s efforts to address the stabilization, testing, clinical evaluation, and scale-up of vaccines and other essential medicines of critical importance to developing countries. He also describes how he came to work in the pharmaceutical sciences and what drives his commitment and dedication to global health.

Corporate author: PATH

Publication date: January 2014

Key words: Leadership, Staff Profile

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http://www.path.org/blog/2014/01/dexiang-chen/

 

Disposable-Syringe Jet Injectors

​Part of PATH’s Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to advance the next generation of jet injectors.

Corporate author: PATH

Publication date: January 2014

Key words: ​Disposable-Syringe Jet Injector, Needle-Free, Devices, Intradermal Delivery, Vaccines, Novel Product Formats

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http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=1025