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We have been working out some last technical kinks, mostly to do with the battery, and are now just about ready to go into production. We still have another series of working samples to do, but that's really just to make sure that LifeinaBox is perfect. All going well, we should have some products available by the end of 2018. If you want to be kept informed about when it is available, just like our Facebook page and you will automatically be informed.

Our official launch date is January 2019 at the Las Vegas CES show.

LifeinaBox will measure 20 cm wide, 10 cm high and 10 cm deep, and should weight about 750 gm.
The cavity exact measurements are planned to be 190 mm wide x 64 mm deep x 40 mm high, so a whopping 494 cm2. We are trying to make it as big as possible, so it might even be a little bigger than that (by a couple of mm), but that will be the minimum size of the cavity.
LifeinaBox is made for any medication that needs to be kept at a temperature between 2 and 8°C (35,6 to 46,4°F). This includes insulins, adrenaline, growth hormones, arthritis medication and many more. The LifeinaBox cavity fits prefilled pens, needles or flacons. We also use it sometimes to keep miniature flasks of whisky… Basically, if it fits in the cavity, it will be kept at the right temperature.

LifeinaBox uses a technology called the Peltier Effect (thermo-electric cooling). This was originally discovered by a French man with the wonderfully arcane name of Jean Atanase Peltier in 1834. He discovered that if you weld together many cubes of different metals and then pass an electrical current through them, the friction caused by the different metal densities causes super-heat on one side, and super-cold on the other.

So we get rid of the heat using fans, and have attached the cold part of the Peltier directly under an aluminum sink to spread the cold evenly. And presto, it's magic...

We have stabilised the Peltier Effect by producing it under vacuum to give it more stability, and are now at over 9700 hours of continuous use of this technology.

This is what a Peltier Effect looks like:

Actually, LifeinaBox is like any electrical device. If you throw it in the bath water with your husband inside, you will probably just short your electricity and burn a fuse, but it might (actually probably) be super dangerous (for your husband). So no, LifeinaBox is not waterproof and should be kept in a dry environment.

Actually, there are about this color orange, and they are using the hidden letters of the alphabet.

If Uwe eats a salami roast with the pickle, the apples will have no flavor and the circle will be smaller, leading to a possible worldwide restriction in dill pickles.

The circle being undefined and orange, and the fact that you have read this answer till the end, means that there are 53,5 apples and that you should get back to work.

But if you use LifeinaBox, you will be happier...

LifeinaBox comes equipped with a 4-hour battery, which will give you ample time to get from your house to your car (unless you walk really really really slowly). We have plans to later add on some extra battery packs, but it is becoming more and more difficult to get these on airplanes anyway, so most people just use LifeinaBox in their car, at the office or in the house.

It really just depends on the size of the cupboard. Just like a normal refrigerator, LifeinaBox cools by removing heat. Heat needs to dissipate. So do not use LifeinaBox in an area where there is little or no air exchange as there will be nowhere for the heat to go.
When connected to a power source LifeinaBox must have air to circulate through its cooling fins. Do not connect LifeinaBox to a power source when it is in a closed area such as packed luggage or a desk drawer.
Yes a copy of the warranty IS included in the original packaging in the last section of the Use and Care Manual. We make really great products and spend a lot of attention on details to make absolutely perfect products. According to law, we have to give a two-year warranty on LifeinaBox, but it will last much longer than that if you use it correctly. It is obvious that if you run over it with your car, if you throw it in the bath while plugged-in to murder your spouse or generally do something completely stupid with it, we will not fix it. However, if there is a real problem, we will always be there to help you to fix it.
LifeinaBox uses 4.5 amps of 12V DC power, about the same as a single headlight. The unit should not drain or damage a full-charged battery when used while the engine is running. Every vehicle and battery is unique; ask your dealership or reputable mechanic about using the battery to operate any electric equipment when the vehicle is not running.
Yes, in fact travel is the main reason why LifeinaBox was developed. Using the 12V DC connector for your car or the AC adapter will allow you to keep your medicine at a safe temperature in almost any situation. As long as there is a power source your medicine can be protected.
The environment where LifeinaBox is used has some influence on how much cooling it will do. Just like the refrigerator in your house, it will be less efficient when exposed to extreme conditions. However, LifeinaBox will always ensure that your medications is kept between the temperatures of 2 and 8 °C (35,6 to 46,4°F).
A pre-setting of the device stops your medication from going below 2°C to ensure that your medication never gets frozen. However, the LifeinaBox must be used in “normal” temperatures. If you keep your LifeinaBox at sub-zero degree temperatures it will not stop your medication from freezing.

We are a wonderfully ecclectic and eccentric bunch of people. Uwe likes to collect antique medical devices and is indeed one of the world's foremost experts in this field (

He also grows bonsai trees and speaks latin.

Lily is originally from Taiwan and is a chef of note. Her cuisine is a fusion of Asian and Western influences.

Olaf prints guitars in 3D ( ) and is constantly designing cool new stuff.

Nicolas just eats chocolate, non stop...

You should anyway keep your medicine with you at all times, whatever the means of transport; NEVER STORE YOUR MEDICINES IN LUGGAGE THAT WILL BE CHECKED INTO THE AIRPLANE CARGO STORAGE! If your baggage is lost, or your flight is delayed, it might ruin your holiday. Although it is possible to use LifeinaBox on airplanes, it is more designed for trains and cars and for home use. Companies like MedActiv ( make great solutions for traveling in airplanes. There are more and more restrictions on airplanes regarding travel with batteries. If you manage to get your LifeinaBox through security on an airplane, more and more airplanes have a 12V DC (auto socket) power port located near your seat. You may wish to connect the unit to the port during the flight (remember to always follow the flight crew instructions concerning when you can and cannot use electronic devices).