List of proposals

Development of a Marketable Product from a Tested Prototype of Portable, Standalone Vaccine Carrier with Temperature Maintenance, Remote Temperature Monitoring and Location Tracking System
Key Proposal Details

1. Vaccine carrier prototype has been tested for results under varying conditions

2. Portable standalone vaccine carrier which can be carried easily by peripheral health care worker or an Anganwadi or ASHA worker to the remote location

3. Eight months from project initiation to the deployment of vaccine box in primary health care centers and testing

Funding Requirement (INR)

6,96,000

Name of the Institute/Incubator

IIT Indore

Geography of the technology - National or any particular States for implementation 

Pan-India

Name of the PI/Faculty/Researcher/Technologist/Startup

Dr. Devendra Deshmukh, Dr. Shilpa Raut and Prof. Abhay Gaidhane

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‘Gelpacks/Gelpads’ for Maintaining -20 degree and -70 degree Celsius Temperature for Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines respectively
Key Proposal Details

1. Manufacturer has a production capacity of over 1000 units per day

2. Much cheaper than dry ice, with the product capable of being used several times over - after 200 or 300 deliveries the effective cost of the product per round of vaccine delivery falls below INR 1

3. Product requires minimum maintenance but needs auxiliaries in the form of ‘Blast Freezers’ to bring the gelpacks to a -20 to -70 degree Celcius range

Funding Requirement (INR)

Total funding TBC (dependent on the total units of gelpacks and blast freezers required by govt.)

Blast Freezer (-30 degree Celcius), 500 ltr: 50,000/unit
Blast Freezer (-80 degree Celcius), 50 ltr: 1,50,000/unit
Gelpacks (T-23 degree Celsius): 92/kg
Gelpacks (T-74 degree Celsius): 260/kg

Name of the Institute/Incubator

AIC-ISE

Geography of the technology - National or any particular States for implementation

Pan-India and globally

Name of the PI/Faculty/Researcher/Technologist/Startup

Raj Anadani

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Using Emvólio (Portable, Battery-powered refrigeration device) to Strengthen Last-mile Cold chain delivery technology
Key Proposal Details

1. Emvólio is a portable, battery-powered refrigeration device that will strictly maintain any preset temperature for over 12 hours for last mile transport of vaccines.

2. Has a 2-litre capacity which enables it to carry 30-50 vials, which is standard for a daylong immunization campaign. 

3. Other device capabilities include continuous temperature monitoring, location tracking, state of charge indication, communication with headquarters via live tracking, and vital statistics for improved coverage.

4. One of the Emvolio users has reported saving INR 13,000 every month as a direct consequence of not having to discard unused vaccines at the end of the day’s field trip. Field doctors report that with Emvólio’s battery performance, they are now able to immunize twice as many children in tribal regions as they were previously able to with ice-based systems.

5. The device is easily integrated into the existing eVIN system using APIs, thus providing MoHFW end-to-end visibility of all vaccines.

6. C-CAMP will coordinate, mentor and provide deployment assistance to the device maker, including connecting them to relevant state govt officials in Karnataka.

Funding Requirement (INR)

1,75,00,000 (for 100 devices)

1,13,00,000 (for 50 devices)

Name of the PI/Faculty/Researcher/Technologist/Startup

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)

Name of the Institute/Incubator

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed

Geography of the technology - National or any particular States for implementation

Karnataka

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Development of an Affordable, Portable Carriage Box using a Novel Cooling system for Last-mile vaccine delivery
Key Proposal Details

1. Tentative cost of transportation: ~50 INR/hour of cooling (2-8 °C)

2. Current prototype cost of each device: 15,000 INR

3. Estimated cost of mass-manufactured device: 5,000 INR

4. Currently, a prototype device is ready and available for testing. Additional resources are needed to improve prototype robustness and scalability

Funding Requirement (INR)

30,00,000

Name of the Institute/Incubator

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Geography of the technology - National or any particular States for implementation 

Karnataka, followed by other neighboring states (Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh) in a phased manner

Name of the PI/Faculty/Researcher/Technologist/Startup

Dr. Manish Arora, Prof. Ashitava Ghosal and Prof. Balan Gurumoorthy

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Proposal on Cold storages and Cold chains battery or Solar operated for Last-mile connection
Key Proposal Details

Prototype not yet developed

Funding Requirement (INR)

15038.13 per unit, total number of units TBD by government

Name of the Institute/Incubator

IIT Guwahati

Geography of the technology - National or any particular States for implementation 

Pan-India

Name of the PI/Faculty/Researcher/Technologist/Startup

Arnab Banerjee, Antariksha Sarkar

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Proposal on Battery-powered, Ultra-portable, Last-mile cold chain solution for Covid vaccine distribution
Key Proposal Details

1. ZedBlox ActiPod is a patent pending, innovative last-mile cold chain solution that maintains the desired target temperature of Covid vaccines under all conditions

2. Product has been validated for biological safety under the supervision of Dr. Madhusudhan Rao Nalam and Dr. Ramjee Pallela at CCMB-AIC

3. Partnered with contract manufacturers in Hyderabad to meet 1000 units per day production

4. Tech has been demo-ed to central health ministry and multiple state governments

Funding Requirement (INR)

2,00,00,000

Name of the Institute/Incubator

CCMB-AIC

Geography of the technology - National or any particular States for implementation 

Pan-India

Name of the PI/Faculty/Researcher/Technologist/Startup

Rao Korupolu

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Safe and Optimized Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Pilot Scheme to Prove Feasibility
Key Proposal Details

1. Proposal talks about conducting a pilot focused on last mile delivery of the vaccines to public health centers as well as hospitals by small category unmanned aerial vehicles with long endurance

2. Once successful, this pilot can be replicated, scaled up and launched in various regions of the country, particularly in difficult terrains

Funding Requirement (INR)

103,00,000 plus overheads

Name of the Institute/Incubator

CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratory, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum and IIIT Bengaluru

Geography of the technology - National or any particular States for implementation 

Karnataka (pilot to be implemented in Hoskote, near Bengaluru)

Name of the PI/Faculty/Researcher/Technologist/Startup

Director, CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation

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Prototyping to Commercialization of Mobile Cooling Carts for Vaccine Storage driven by Battery and Solar Technologies
Key Proposal Details

1. Utilize widely used and commercially available vapor compression cycle-based refrigeration technology for storage and transportation of vaccines

2. Use the technology to develop prototype mobile vaccination carts with battery packs and power electronics to run the refrigeration unit. These mobile carts will enable the delivery of vaccination dosage to people in off-grid and rural areas and will be primed with enough battery packs to sustain cold storage of vaccination

3. The cold chain transportation would involve moving the vaccines in lots of 10,000 doses over a maximum time period of 48 hours without degradation of the vaccine. Online and offline monitoring of the temperature of the refrigerator and availability of data on the cloud will be enabled for remote and centralized monitoring of each mobile unit 

Funding Requirement (INR)

20,70,000

Name of the Institute/Incubator

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Geography of the technology - National or any particular States for implementation 

Pan-India

Name of the PI/Faculty/Researcher/Technologist/Startup

Dr. Kanwar S. Nalwa

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