Can we dry out vaccines to make them last?

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Can we dry out vaccines to make them last?
« on: 11/06/2014 16:47:35 »
Krishnāa Mahbubani has been developing a way to put vaccines
into suspended animation so they donít need refrigerating.
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

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Re: Can we dry out vaccines to make them last?
« Reply #1 on: 18/06/2014 18:42:43 »
Some can, most need refrigeration.  Maintaining a "cold chain" for vaccines is a major problem when trying to vaccinate people in remote areas.

The smallpox vaccine could be freeze-dried, this made it easier to vaccinate the vast numbers, especially in Africa, required to eradicate the disease.