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)
Insulated Cradle – 1 unit
savE® FS – 29 – 6 units
savE® FS – 21 – 2 units
Conduction Mattress – 1 unit
User Manual – 1