Scientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storage

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Sumary of Scientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storage:

  • The need to store the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at at least -70C(-94F), with its required cold-chain infrastructure, puts it out of the reach of up to two-thirds of the world population, including swathes of south Asia, Africa and even rural parts of the US and South America, according to German logistics company DHL..
  • vaccine against Covid-19 could survive at 100C in powder form, and 70C in a solution – withstanding the searing summer temperatures across India..
  • Altaf Qadri/AP Vaxart, a San Francisco-based biotechnology company, is testing a tablet-form Covid-19 vaccine to tackle storage temperature problems, which affect even rich countries like the US, said founder Sean Tucker…

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