The Mobile Isolation Chamber will be available to the UN’s 128 beneficiary countries under COVID19 Emergency Response ID:8426.
Pete Jenkner, President of ISOVAC Products LLC, commented on the move: “ISOVAC’s slogan, ‘Protecting Heroes, Protecting Us’ rings a little truer today. ISOVAC takes great pride in working with an organization like UNOPS who have supported so many people in hard-to-reach areas for 20+ years.”
Explaining the development of the CAPSULS isolation unit to AirMed&Rescue in an interview in August 2020, Jenkner explained that the concept of the CAPSULS came to light during the Gulf War due to the possibility of Chemical weapons being deployed by enemy forces. ISOVAC came up with the concept of being able to provide a safe method of transport and allowing for medical intervention of a contaminated individual while also protecting the First Line defenders and they’re assets (ground and air transport vehicles etc...) from cross-contamination.
He added: "During the entire design process, ISOVAC welcomed the input of the experts from within their prospective fields of expertise, medical, ems and aviation from both the Military and Civilian sides. This allowed for a smooth process of obtaining all the Reps and Certs for the ISOVAC CAPSULS system.”
UNOPS serves UN mission
UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. Its mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. The organisation is focused on implementation, committed to UN values and private sector efficiency, and are the only part of the UN not receiving core funding from tax payers.
Services cover infrastructure, project management, procurement, financial management and human resources.