Based on proven technology used for decades to protect spacecraft from temperature extremes, Arktek PSD is a super-insulated container optimized to safely store vaccines between 0°C to 10°C for 35 days using only ice packs. This container requires no external power.
- No external power required—only ice
- Over one month of vaccine storage for each ice pack replenishment
- Automated temperature monitors to ensure safe storage.
- Easy to use with minimal maintenance
- No installation or set-up time
- Portable and durable
A partnership between AUCMA and Global Good, Arktek PSD was developed to safely store vaccines between 0°C to 10°C for 35 days or more, using ice packs that can be replenished for continued use. Arktek PSD requires no external power, costly set-up time, or maintenance. Automated, built-in temperature monitors ensure vaccine quality and safety. In collaboration with PATH in Senegal, and UNICEF in Ethiopia, Arktek PSD field demonstrations were successfully conducted in remote locations under a wide range of usage conditions, meeting WHO thermal requirements. Arktek PSD proved to be easy to use, effective and reliable in providing stable, appropriate temperature control without the need for external power.
About the Device
The Arktek PVSD combines several technologies to maintain stable cold internal temperatures for vaccine protection. Its core vacuum-walled flask is integrated with overall design and materials that mitigate unwanted heat exchange. In rigorous testing, the device has been proven to keep vaccines within the 0℃ to 10℃ range for over 35 days-even in hot climate conditions.
Ice blocks and vaccines are loaded into the PVSD using the access opening on the top of the device. The ice blocks are stacked against the inner wall，and the vaccine carrier cup-stacks are then loaded into the center. Health workers can easily retrieve and replace the vaccine vial stacks several times per day as the Arktek continues to stay cold and protect the vaccines.
For additional verification that the vaccines remain protected, the temperature sensors and on-board electronics will provide an alert if the interior area goes below the safe temperature range.