Lifeina SAS of Paris at MEDICA 2019 in Düsseldorf -- COMPAMED Trade Fair
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Lifeina SAS

6, rue de Castellane, 75008 Paris
France

This company is co-exhibitor of
Business France SA

Hall map

MEDICA 2019 hall map (Hall 15): stand G10

Fairground map

MEDICA 2019 fairground map: Hall 15

Contact

Uwe Diegel

Phone
+33676312993

Email
uwe@lifeina.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical Equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.11  Other equipment for electromedicine / medical technology

Other equipment for electromedicine / medical technology

Our products

Product category: Other equipment for electromedicine / medical technology

LifeinaBox - The world's smallest fridge for medication

LifeinaBox is a small, elegant miniature fridge for the safe transport of fragile medication.

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About us

Company details

The story of LifeinaBox, a product that is changing the lives of millions of people worldwide

Everything begins in France a couple of years ago. Uwe Diegel, managing director of a medical business in Paris is expecting the visit from New Zealand of his diabetic brother, Dr Olaf Diegel. The two men have already built strong international reputations in the field of industrial design and healthcare and quite often work together on new research projects

Olaf, diabetic since the age of 17, is professor of industrial design at the Auckland Technology University. His job forces him to travel a lot to take part in international congresses. He is a well-versed traveler and is used to travelling with his insulin and keeping it cool using iceboxes and cooler bags (insulin, like many other medications, is sensitive to heat and should be stored at a temperature between 2 and 8°C).

Uwe and Olaf Diegel working on the original prototype of LifeinaBox
Olaf books himself into a small hotel near Auxerre in France. When he arrives at the hotel, he notices that there is no fridge in his hotel room (even though he had particularly insisted on this when making his booking). He needs a fridge to store his insulin. So he arranges with the hotel reception to keep his insulin in the fridge in the kitchen. Olaf does not speak French, coming from New Zealand. A few hours later, Olaf needs his insulin and goes down to reception to ask for it, only to discover that it was placed in the freezer by accident by someone in the kitchen. He is thus obliged to have the night pharmacy opened just to get some fresh insulin. Luckily, the problem is resolved easily enough.

A technology driven by a personal need
Back in Paris, Olaf meets his brother and they discuss the events. They decide to design a portable fridge that would use a Peltier Effect to create cold without gas or moving parts. On paper, the idea should in theory work, so they make a rough prototype using whatever they had available at the time (the battery was stolen from Uwe’s video camera).

The prototype actually works quite well, so the two brothers decide to do some research on the market and discover that about 5% of the global population is using medication that is fragile and that needs to be kept in the fridge at all times. These people are in fact "prisoners" of their medication.

The ultimate expression of technology for health
Today, we are proud to present LifeinaBox, a device that is revolutionizing the transportation and storage of sensitive medicines around the world. LifeinaBox, the smallest refrigerator in the world, is the result of many years of research to produce a universal solution that will allow users to live their daily lives, to travel anywhere, anytime, with their medications maintained at the right temperature.

LifeinaBox is intended for all diseases requiring low temperature medication storage: diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, growth hormone or other related diseases.

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