Search results

  • Solar energy improves medical healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

    UNDP develops the Solar for Health project in Zambia and Zimbabwe. More than 400 healthcare centres are now equipped with solar panels and the health products' cold chain is preserved.

    • Publication date : 2019/02/28
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Cold chain self-assessment for pharmacists

    The cold chain is becoming pharmacy’s new challenge. There are an increasing number of health products to be kept at controlled temperatures and regulatory requirements have been reinforced.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/12
  • Expansion in Purdue University will house a “smart-buildings” lab

    Purdue University is expanding the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories. The expanded labs will house the Center for High Performance Buildings, where research is focused on new equipment and operational technologies to develop an understanding of the...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/17
  • Briefs: Purdue University

    Purdue University will create a USD 23.5 million Center for High Performance Buildings to design systems for future structures that are more environmentally and user friendly, energy efficient, and safe. The project is funded by the US Commerce...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Brief: e-fruitrace project

    The European Commission decided in 2001 to fund the e-fruitrace project, aimed at achieving food security in the EU through an integrated traceability system based on Internet technologies. The 200 000 € project has successfully tested a...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • For IIR members only

    Access to air conditioning saved over 190,000 lives in 2019

    In the 2022 report for the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, the authors estimated the number of heat-related deaths averted thanks to air conditioning, especially among...

    • Publication date : 2023/04/26
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, General information
  • An integrated traceability system: the e-fruit system

    In preparation for the General Food Law, the European Commission decided in 2001 to fund the e-fruitrace project, aimed at achieving food security in the EU through an efficient traceability system based on Internet technologies. With 200,000 euro...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Out of the ordinary: tasting robot

    A state-of-the-art tasting robot may transform quality and safety checks. Papero, a 60-com robot developed by NEC, is fitted with infrared spectroscopic technology and a processor and software. It can identify foods, list their ingredients and...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • The incidence of foodborne infections in France

    A report, dated May 10, 2004, from the French Health Monitoring Agency (InVS) evaluated, from the analysis of available data, the incidence of foodborne infections in France. Over 200 diseases of bacterial, viral and parasitic or toxic origin are...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/15
  • Hygiene of foodstuffs

    On the basis of the principle that every European citizen is entitled to a varied diet of safe and wholesome food and that all information on the composition, manufacturing processes and use of foodstuffs must be clear and accurate and with a view...

    • Publication date : 2004/10/18
  • The challenge of the COVID-19 vaccines cold chain in Africa

    A large proportion of African countries do not have the necessary infrastructure for the storage of vaccines at low temperatures. Solar cooling can be a solution in rural areas. 

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Trends and Figures: Healthcare: big business for the liquid gas sector

    It is estimated that healthcare accounts for around 10% of GDP of most developed nations and in 2003 it was estimated that it had consumed around 25% of the GDP of the US. Both the North American and Western European markets are believed to...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Packaging innovations

    Plant-based food packaging Biodegradable packaging looks set to be the way of the future. A sharp rise in demand for natural products and healthier food added to the stability of maize prices versus those of petroleum-based polymers have...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Brief: Tetrapack

    Tetrapak has launched a low-temperature ice-cream innovation based on a unique cold-kneading freezing process that creates fine-structured ice cream of improved quality and paves the way to production of new and healthier products. The Hoyer...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Enhancing the cold supply chain for refrigerated biopharmaceuticals

    "The biggest challenges in transporting refrigerated drug products are maintaining an optimum temperature range."

    • Publication date : 2017/07/18
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/06/09
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs