News Talks to Harvey Rubin about Ebola and Cold Chain's Faye Flam talks to Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD, about challenges in maintaining the cold chain for a future Ebola vaccine. Dr. Rubin notes that with Ebola, lack of refrigeration for biologics and vaccines represents part of a bigger problem with infrastructure. What we need, he says, is an international organization dedicated to tracking and responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases.

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Public/Private Partnerships and the Cold Chain: EtC Powers Solutions

Private equity firms are investing in the cold chain. Why? It's not just vaccines that need to be kept at appropriate temperature: other commodities such as foods have specific cold temperature requirements.

Knowledge@Wharton, the Wharton School's online journal of business analysis, looks at the cold chain landscape as a potential business opportunity built on the foundation of innovation that EtC has established.

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Mobile Operators Help Get Vaccines to People in Need

This piece by Dawn Bushaus from TM Forum, a global digital trade association, highlights the promise of EtC and expansion plans beyond Zimbabwe.

Every year, more than 2 million children worldwide die from preventable diseases because they lack access to the vaccines that could prevent their illnesses. Energize The Chain (ETC), a not-for-profit technology service company, is working with mobile network operators in developing nations on a revolutionary Internet of Things application that could significantly reduce the number of deaths...

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