250 degrees Fahrenheit. 121 degrees Celsius. This is the temperature at which surgical equipment is sterilized. Pressured steam envelops each and every instrument cleansing them of impurities and killing microbes. This whole process is vital to the practice of safe surgery and is done in the confines of an autoclave. In order to create these temperatures and the resulting steam, the autoclave machine needs power – and lots of it. So what happens when the power goes out? Or what happens when the generator runs out of gas? No power, no heat. No heat, no surgery. Join us as we talk with Andrew from Noor Medical about their new “Hybriclave” which enables surgeons and technicians to sterilize medical equipment even in areas of unstable electrical supply by harnessing the power of the sun, thermal heat, or traditional electricity.

Andrew Bonneau: Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Noor Medical, and Hult-Prize Global Finalist






“Frugal Innovation, Environmentally Friendly Invention, and Technology Designed for the Low-resource Setting”

Andrew Bonneau works with Noor Medical in the capacity as COO and oversees operational processes for projects in Africa. He is an entrepreneur first working on social impact enterprises during his time as a science educator in Philadelphia as part of the Teach for America civil service program. He has consulted for various startups, aiding them with sales and market development strategies, is an alumni of the Climate-KIC graduate entrepreneurship program and was in the first cohort of the BadenCampus Accelerator in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He holds degrees in Psychology and International Agriculture from Pennsylvania State University, is certified in secondary science education by the University of Pennsylvania’s Urban Education Graduate Program and completed an Master of Science in Environmental Governance at the University of Freiburg, Germany.