Vaccine breakthrough to feature on TV show
A system that keeps vaccines in usable condition without the need for fridges could help doctors in developing countries.
HydRIS, developed by Nova Laboratories, in Wigston, will be featured tonight on BBC1 programme Bang Goes the Theory.
The show will explain how scientists have worked out a way of using sugar, instead of the cold, to preserve vaccines.
Sam de Costa, projects manager at Nova, said: "HydRIS has the potential to radically change the way diseases are managed in some of the poorest and most remote areas of the world.
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"Companies around the world are beginning to make inquiries with a view to using it for manufacturing high volumes of vaccines."
Nova employs about 170 people in Gloucester Crescent, Wigston.
Bang Goes the Theory is on BBC1 today at 7.30pm.