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This Wired article examines the challenges of storing and shipping COVID-19 vaccines, which require extreme cold temperature management, to rural areas across the globe.  

“Some of this is going to be received by a clerk at a CVS or a Walgreens pharmacy, somewhere in rural America, who’s had very little cold-chain training or expertise,” predicts Joseph Battoe, CEO of Varcode, a Chicago-based company making barcodes that record when a medical package’s cold chain has been broken. “The challenges are extraordinary.”

The article explores tech solutions, like Varcode’s patented “Smart Tags” and how technology-enabled cold chain tools will help solve vaccine distribution challenges.

Read the full article “The Last, ‘Ultra-Cold’ Mile for Covid-19 Vaccines” in Wired

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