Globally, 20 million children are not effectively vaccinated, and 2 to 3 million die each year of vaccine-preventable disease. 85% of vaccines are spoiled due to inadequate temperature control, wasting 1 billion USD annually. Ideabatic is developing an innovative smart last-mile vaccine carrier, SMILE, which maintains vaccines at 2-8oC for four to five days without electricity.
Traumatic brain injury is suffered by 15 million people a year, and is the leading cause of death of people under 40 globally. Cortirio is developing a portable, low-cost instrument to image the effects of Traumatic brain injury that could be used in health facilities in developing countries that do not have the resources for CT and MRI facilities.