Vaccine Cold Chain Integrity
University Technology Innovation of the Year
Vaccine waste and storage was a challenging part of the supply chain during the pandemic. The NC Collaboratory, based at the University of North Carolina, is integrating data from vaccine storage freezers at NC universities, including HBCUs and rural institutions that help get vaccines to sparsely populated areas. The Collaboratory cold chain integrity project used intelligent alerting to derive impact of effects such as temperature, humidity, vibration during transport, open/close, storage duration, and freezer capacity on vaccine viability.