Arktek Passive Vaccine Storage Device


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The Arktek Passive Vaccine Storage Device (PVSD) requires no power source and can maintain appropriate vaccine temperature for one month or more with the capacity to serve a community of 6,000 people.
• Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ): 1 piece
• Seller Name: AUCMA Global Medical
• Seller Location: China
• Warranty Term: 3 years
• Regulatory Approval: ISO 9001, WHO PQS

Additional information

Weight 32.5 kg
Dimensions 65 × 65 × 89 cm


The Arktek Passive Vaccine Storage Device (PVSD) is based on proven technology used for decades to protect spacecraft from temperature extremes. The Arktek PVSD is a super-insulated container optimized to safely store vaccines between 0°C to 10°C for 35 days using only ice packs. This container requires no external power source and can keep vaccines cold for one month using one set of ice blocks.

Health workers can easily retrieve and replace the vaccine vial stacks several times per day as the Arktek continues to stay cold and protect the vaccines. Vaccines and ice blocks are loaded into the Arktek PVSD through the opening at the top of the device. The ice blocks are first stacked against the inner wall and the vaccine carrier cups are then placed in the center.

Field tested in remote health posts in Senegal and Ethiopia under a wide range of usage conditions, the Arktek PVSD successfully achieved hold times of 35 days in all use cases. The PVSD presented potential cost saving advantages in remote settings, demonstrated fit with existing vaccine logistics systems, and proved easy to use, effective and reliable for routine storage of vaccines.

Key Features

The Arktek PVSD can hold vaccines between 0℃ and 10℃ for over a month using only a single load of ice at hot zone temperature environment of 43℃/25℃. It can handle rough roads and harsh environments.
Designed to work easily with typical replenishment cycles. The Arktek PVSD provides capacity to serve a community of up to 6,000 (at 250cc per fully immunized child). The Arktek can be used in cold chain distribution of vaccines.
The Arktek PVSD is equipped with temperature sensors and onboard electronics that will alert the user if the interior goes below the safe temperature range. 



  • External Dimensions (OD*H): 52.8 x 74.7 cm
  • Internal Dimensions (OD*H): 31.1 x 33.2 cm
  • Weight (Empty): 22kg
  • Weight (Full): 39.5kg
  • Net Weight: 26.5kg
  • Vaccine Storage Dimensions: 28.3 x 9.8 x 28.5 cm
  • Vaccine Storage Volume: 5.4 L


  • Internal Lining Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Insulation Materials: Dewar
  • Type of Coolant Packs required: Water Packs

Operating Environment

  • Vaccine Storage Temperature: 0℃ to 10℃
  • Hold time: 35 days at 43℃ / 25℃ ambient temperature


  • Display Screen Battery: Lithium Battery Cell – Size C
  • Battery Lifetime: 5 years

Standard Accessories

  • Ice blocks (16x)
  • Vaccine containers (5x big/tall, 6x small/short)

Optional Accessories & Add-ons

  • Lock and key
  • Tie-down straps
  • Rolling stand

Product Documents, Manuals & Brochures

User Manual

Maintenance Manual

Vaccine Stacks User Manual

Regulatory Certificates

United States

ISO 9001 Certificate



Previously, vaccinating daily was unthinkable, but now the PVSD assists to vaccinate anytime as long as the children come and the monthly consumption of vaccine is at hand.” 

– Clinician, Ethiopia



How many vaccines can the Arktek hold?

There are 3 vaccine stacks in the device. One middle stack (consisting of three large cups) and two side stacks (consisting of three small cups and one large cup).

Each big cup can load 8 ampules (2ml), 28 common vials (4ml) and 8 wide vials (8ml). Each small cup can load 4 ampules (2ml), 14 common vials (4ml) and 4 wide vials (8ml).

Does the Arktek work for COVID-19 vaccine storage?

The Arktek temperature range is between 0°C to 10°C for 35 days. Here is how this aligns with the current COVID-19 vaccines on the market:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    • “Before mixing, the vaccine may be stored in the refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F) for up to 120 hours (5 days). After 120 hours (5 days), remove any remaining vials from the refrigerator and discard following the manufacturer’s and your jurisdiction’s guidance on proper disposal.”
  • Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
    • “Vaccine vials may be stored in the refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F) for up to 30 days before vials are punctured. After 30 days, remove any remaining vials from the refrigerator and discard following manufacturer and jurisdiction guidance on proper disposal.”
  • AstraZeneca COVID-10 Vaccine (Pending Authorization)
    • “The vaccine can be stored, transported and handled at normal refrigerated conditions (2-8 degrees Celsius/ 36-46 degrees Fahrenheit) for at least six months and administered within existing healthcare settings.”
  • COVAXIN from Bharat Biotech – India
    • “COVAXIN has been granted approval for emergency restricted use in India by DCGI-CDSCO on Jan 03, 2021.”
    • “It is a vaccine with no sub-zero storage, no reconstitution requirement, and ready to use liquid presentation in multi-dose vials, stable at 2-8°C.”
    • “The vaccine technology we’ve used can remain stable for two years at -4° F, and at least three months at 35-46° F, which is about the temperature of your home refrigerator. It may be stable for even longer at refrigerator temperatures, and we are actively collecting stability data now to see how long we can go. We believe this stability will help make it easier to transport and distribute our COVID-19 vaccine candidate without the need for shipping at special temperatures.”

Studies & Trials

Not available at this time


Package Contents

  • 1x Arktek PVSD
  • 11x Vaccine containers (5 big/tall, 6 small/short)
  • 16x Ice blocks (two full sets)


Three-year warranty on the device is included at no extra cost. Under warranty coverage, the manufacturer will repair or replace device components that have failed in the use of the device for its designed intent.

Free warranty coverage does not include the following cases:
Damage caused by improper use or improper maintenance.
Damage caused by attempted repairs done by a non-designated repair department.
Damage caused by force majeure.
Damage occurring after the warranty period has expired.