Our two Environmental Chambers are capable of replicating ambient conditions from 10 to 50 degrees Celsius and 5 to 95 percent relative humidity.

Environmental Chambers

Currently, our in-house environmental chambers are used to simulate a Sub-Saharan African climate, while allowing access to vaccines in our vaccine storage device during testing. Tests in our environmental chambers are designed to collect data in conditions beyond what we expect in the field.

Capabilities

In-house Environmental Testing

  • Programmable Environment

    • Automated temperature and humidity transitions from hot to cold and vice versa with controlled ramp rates

  • Replicates Ambient Conditions

    • Environments from 10° to 50° Celsius and 5% to 95% relative humidity (RH)

  • Chamber Controller Capabilities

    • Programmable to within 1/10 of a degree Celsius
    • Consistent environment of +/- 0.2°C and 1% RH

Artificial Diet

IV Lab is developing an artificially manufactured mosquito food to help scientists and health programs raise mosquitoes effectively.

Biology + Chemistry

The Biology and Chemistry Lab combines a pair of active wet laboratories with experienced biologists and chemists.

Electronics

The Electronics Lab houses a wide selection of specialized equipment and software for prototype fabrication and analysis.

Malaria Diagnostics

IV Lab is developing new malaria diagnostic techniques in support of elimination and eventual eradication of malaria.

Milking and Transportation System

The Milking and Transportation System is a safer, more affordable milking, storage and transportation system for milk collection.

Optical TB Diagnostics

IV Lab is developing novel optical detection methods for automated identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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