Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tech Funding for 'FridgeBrain' Idea

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tech Funding for 'FridgeBrain' Idea

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Byline: Tom Gillespie tom.gillespie@thechronicle.com.au

A TOOWOOMBA tech company will be able to put its latest creation to the test in a bid to save people from compromised vaccines.

1300 Web Pro will run a trial of its new invention FridgeBrain, which detects issues in pharmacy fridges that hold vaccines in real time, across Australia.

The technology, which has taken the company years to develop, detects issues in temperature, sends alerts out and logs information about the temperature.

1300 Web Pro director Brendan McDonald said the $100,000 trial, funded through the State Government's Ignite Ideas fund, would prove FridgeBrain was essential for pharmacies to prevent them from possibly administering tainted vaccines or having to throw out thousands of dollars in stock.

"FridgeBrain is a vaccine fridge that uses temperature and door-opening sensors to report real-time problems with it and then it uploads them to an online portal," he said.

"It has a couple of advantages - it gives you any real-time issues with the fridge, like the door being left open. …

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