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MiraCradle® - Neonate Cooler

MiraCradle® - Neonate Cooler is an affordable passive cooling device which uses the advanced savE® phase change material (PCM) technology to induce therapeutic hypothermia among newborns suffering from birth asphyxia. It has been developed by Pluss® in collaboration with CMC Vellore. It is easy to use, safe, light weight, portable and gives the precise temperature control of 33-34°C for a period of 72 hours with minimal manual supervision and no requirement of constant electricity supply.

Technology behind MiraCradle® - Neonate Cooler

As stated above, MiraCradle®- Neonate Cooler uses the advanced savE® phase change material technology.

Phase Change Materials (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.

MiraCradle®- Neonate Cooler uses the first of its kind - Form Stable PCMs. 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.

Components of MiraCradle® - Neonate Cooler

Insulated Cradle

It is a rotomolded plastic structure which serves as a framework for placing all the other components of MiraCradle®- Neonate Cooler and also provides insulation to the PCM helping it last for longer hours

savE® FS-29

This forms the bottom layer of the MiraCradle®-Neonate cooler. Three units of savE®FS-29 PCM are placed at the bottom of Cradle. savE®FS-29 in solid state passively extracts heat from the neonate’s body which is at 37°C thereby inducing and sustaining hypothermia.

savE® FS-21

This is the middle layer of the device.savE®FS-21 is used in conjunction with savE®FS - 29 to quickly bring the temperature of the neonate down to 33°C. It is subsequently removed and savE®FS – 29 takes over to sustain the temperature for longer hours.

Conduction Mattress

The conduction mattress is a gel bed which provides a smooth surface for the baby to lie on and improves heat transfer between the baby and the PCM

Insulated Cradle

It is a rotomolded plastic structure which serves as a framework for placing all the other components of MiraCradle®- Neonate Cooler and also provides insulation to the PCM helping it last for longer hours

savE® FS-29

This forms the bottom layer of the MiraCradle®-Neonate cooler. Three units of savE®FS-29 PCM are placed at the bottom of Cradle. savE®FS-29 in solid state passively extracts heat from the neonate’s body which is at 37°C thereby inducing and sustaining hypothermia.

savE® FS-21

This is the middle layer of the device.savE®FS-21 is used in conjunction with savE®FS - 29 to quickly bring the temperature of the neonate down to 33°C. It is subsequently removed and savE®FS – 29 takes over to sustain the temperature for longer hours.

Conduction Mattress

The conduction mattress is a gel bed which provides a smooth surface for the baby to lie on and improves heat transfer between the baby and the PCM

Publications

Phase Changing Material for Therapeutic Hypothermia in Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy - A Multi-centric Study. Indian Pediatrics. 2017. Thomas et al.



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Thomas et al. Phase Changing Material: An alternative method for cooling babies with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Neonatology. 2015;107(4):266-70. Thomas et al.



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Therapeutic Hypothermia for moderate and severe Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in newborns using low-cost devices- ice packs and Phase Changing Material. 2018. Paediatrics and International Child Health. Prashantha et al.

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Videos

How to use MiraCradle® - a short training video

Challenges in Africa- Dr. Bogale Worku, Professor of Pediatrics and Executive Director of the Ethiopian Pediatrics Society, explains the importance of cooling therapy

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Whitepapers

Pathophysiological features of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy






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Therapeutic Hypothermia – mechanism of action






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Potential Complications and Risk Factors Associated with Therapeutic Hypothermia - Prevention & Management



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On February 2010, a recommendation with regards to Therapeutic Hypothermia was made by the Neonatal Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Manual on therapeutic Hypothermia for Perinatal Asphyxia (An NNF Publication) by Dr. Vishnu Bhat & Dr. Adhisivam

  • Included in the WHO Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low Resource Setting
  • Winner at the Innovators’ Competition for DST- Lockheed Martin India innovation Growth Programme 2015
  • Developed in collaboration with Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Designed under NID’s Design Clinic Scheme for MSME’s
  • Winner of CII Industrial Innovation Award – 2014
  • Winner of India Innovates: 2020 award by ASSOCHAM
  • Winner of Plasticon Awards 2015
  • Winner of Kirloskar Technology Awards 2015


  • Winner of Healthcare Excellence Award at Indo- Global Healthcare Summit & Expo’ 14


  • First of its kind device in the world


  • MiraCradle® Neonate Cooler is helping save thousands of babies across the globe


  • Product design: Satish Gokhale, Design Directions Pvt. Ltd.

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MiraCradle® Neonate Cooler being used to treat babies

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