Making and using vaccines in the field (IMAGE) Northwestern University Caption With the new iVAX biomanufacturing platform, healthcare professionals can simply add water to a test tube with freeze-dried vaccine components. The water sets off a chemical reaction that activates the cell-free system, turning it into a catalyst for making usable medicine when and where its needed. Credit Justin Muir Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.