MediCradle is a new type of infant incubator that has been designed to work in the challenging conditions of developing countries.
Incubator Options Available to Developing Countries
|FACTOR||New Incubator||Used Incubator||Wooden Incubator Kit||Cardboard Incubator Kit||MediCradle™|
|Cost||Very High – up to $105K||Low to Med $500-$5000||Very Low $200-$500||Very Low $75||Low $3500 est.|
|IEC International Certification||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|Reliable Upon Delivery||Yes||No||No
|Designed for Harsh Environments||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Germ Resistant Construction||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Readily Available Replacement Parts||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Provides Filtered Air||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Efficient (to conserve power)
|Automatically Adapts to Power Source||Maybe||Maybe||No||No||Yes|
|Runs on a 12 Volt Car Battery||No||No||No||No||Yes|
What else is needed?
Our goal is to fundraise for the construction of these units so that developing countries do not have to pay for them. We are hoping to have MediCradle incubators available for a cost of $2,500 each – a fraction of the cost of most other new incubators. Once development costs are covered and production is underway, your contribution will help to lower the cost of each MediCradle, in order to make as many of these devices available as possible to those clinics and hospitals who so desperately need this life-saving device.