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.
MiraCradle™ – Neonate Cooler will be a good investment for the Neonatologists and Pediatricians dealing with cases of perinatal asphyxia. It is easy to use and affordable in a resource limited setting. It goes without saying that the cooling procedure should be undertaken with close monitoring of the baby. MiraCradle™ – Neonate Cooler is easy to use and the maintenance cost is almost nil.
Dr. B.Vishnu Bhat
(Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, JIPMER )
In India, asphyxia results in approximately quarter of the neonatal deaths and is a huge burden on neonatal morbidity and neurodevelopmental sequelae. Hypothermia is the only proven intervention to improve the neurodevelopmental outcomes; but because of the high cost of the currently available machines it is not available to most babies in the developing world. MiraCradle™ – Neonate Cooler is a significant low cost innovation to help such babies in this part of the world.
Dr. Sanjay Wazir MD, DM (Neonatology)
(Chief – Neonatology Medicine, Cloudnine Hospital, Gurgaon)
What is the largest weight infant that can safely be held?
MiraCradle™ – Neonate Cooler has be used for newborns up to 4 kgs.
How long will the PCMs last?
The PCMs have been manufactured for repetitive use. It can last 400 times from the date of first use
Will one set of savE® FS-29 last for 72 hours?
Yes only set of three savE® FS-29 units are required for the complete 72 hours
How to clean the PCMs and other components of the device?
It can be cleaned using a regular IPA solution and a soft cloth
Will the Cradle fit in the bassinet of a regular radiant warmer?
Yes, the Cradle has been designed to fit in any bassinet of size 66×47 cm of a regular radiant warmer
Is the re-warming manual?
Yes the re-warming after 72 hours has to be done manually using the radiant warmer at 10-20% output level.