MiraCradle™- Neonate Cooler uses the first of its kind – Form Stable Phase Change Material (PCM). PCMs are special thermal energy storage materials that store and release heat at a particular temperature. The thermal energy transfer occurs when the material changes phase from solid to liquid or liquid to solid. The savE® PCMs have been incorporated in a polymer matrix to ensure that when changing phase from solid to liquid PCMs retain its shape and form avoiding any risk of the PCM leaking from its encapsulation, thus making it completely safe for the user as well as the patient.
To ensure precise temperature control, MiraCradle™- Neonate Cooler uses a cascaded system of PCMs. Cascaded system is a patented technology that employs use of two or more form stabilized PCM mattresses with melt/freeze at different temperatures. By engineering the melting points, thicknesses, conductivities and placement of the involved layers, a “quasi-automated” cooling system is created, which, while being completely passive, behaves like a servo-automated cooling device.
Over 110 babies have been treated using MiraCradle™ – Neonate Cooler and it is currently present in 35 hospitals across 10 states in India.