Lauren Braun and her Alma Sana Vaccine Bracelet

Jane and I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Braun over Skype on Saturday (29-Nov-14) and what an inspirational 2hr conversation it was. Lauren, who is currently studying for an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has spent the last 5 years conceiving, designing and testing what has […]

Always Cola, Rarely Essential Medicines

Last week we received and email from one of our Virtual Advisory Board members, Prashant Yadav, drawing our attention to a paper just published by INSEAD and co-authored by Prashant YADAV, Orla STAPLETON and Luk N. VAN WASSENHOVE. The paper is entitled: Always Cola, Rarely Essential Medicines: Comparing Medicine and Consumer Product Supply Chains in the Developing World. A […]

How do we get the attention of Melinda Gates?

Today, Melinda Gates spoke at TEDxChange and marvelled at the way Coca-Cola gets to remote areas of developing countries while vaccines and condoms do not! Take a look at this video – her talk starts about 24 minutes in (drag the play cursor and wait). The Twittersphere did its best to bring ColaLife to her […]

Vaccines in AidPods by 2015?

This video is the copyright of Oxford University 2010 and first appeared here on 18 Feb 2010. This is very exciting. Watch the video to get the full story. Basically, a team at the Jenner Institute have come up with a way to store the active ingredients of a vaccine on a small square membrane […]