Inventor gets $1.4m from Bill Gates for vaccine fridge

An inventor from Snowdonia has received a donation of $1.4bn from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to develop a fridge that keep vaccines cool without using electricity.

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Welsh inventor receives $1.4m from Bill Gates to develop vaccine fridge

An inventor from Snowdonia has received a donation of $1.4m from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to develop a fridge that keep vaccines cool without using electricity.

ITV News first met Ian Tansley in 2011, when he demonstrated the technology for the first time.

Ian Tansley's firm is based in Tywyn in Gwynedd

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The fridges - which can operate for weeks without needing power - are currently in operation in more than 30 countries.

The money will allow the Tywyn-based firm to start trials in East and West Africa.

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