Temperature monitoring of pharmaceutical products, what is it?
Being very sensitive and valuable, the follow-up and traceability of their conservation temperature of pharmaceutical products is a major issue for the pharmaceutical industry. It is necessary to maintain this type of products at the right temperature to avoid any break in the cold chain and thus preserve their properties. Poor management of storage temperatures represents several risks for medical products: product ineffectiveness, toxicity or alteration. If the authorized temperature threshold is exceeded, every second counts.
It is to adress this challenge that laboratories, pharmacies and other storage centers for pharmaceutical products are equipped with real-time temperature monitoring solutions.
How does temperature monitoring for pharmaceuticals actually work?
From a technical point of view, the temperature monitoring solution is based on a set of wireless temperature sensors installed in pharmacy and laboratory refrigerators. 100% autonomous, these sensors will measure and record temperatures at regular intervals (which can be parameterized).
Equipped with the Bluetooth Low Energy technology embedded in these sensors, the temperature history can be downloaded very easily using a Bluetooth receiver (Smartphone, PC, tablet, industrial gateway). If the threshold is exceeded, an alert can be sent to the smartphone and/or PC of the person in charge of the monitoring.
“We transport sensitive and very expensive medical products. The data being upload on the Road Link platform thanks to the temperature sensors allow us to control our deliveries. We give access to temperature charts to our customers who can track in real-time our deliveries by position tracking and maintenance of the cold chain. This allows us to remain in compliance with the charters and regulations that govern the transport of pharmaceutical products”
Why integrate ELA Innovation temperature sensors to monitor the storage temperature of pharmaceutical products?
Temperature sensors from ELA Innovation are ideal for meeting the need to monitor the storage temperature of pharmaceutical products for many reasons:
Their battery operation provides up to 18 years of autonomy, ensuring a competitive total cost of ownership.
Certified EN12830 - 2018
The sensors are COFRAC certified (EN12830 – 2018) proving their accuracy and calibration according to standards that comply with regulations. This certification is valid on an international scale since the COFRAC organization is affiliated with ILAC.
Wide measurement range and real time data
With a measuring range of -40 °C to +85 °C (and even -80 °C to +200 °C for the Blue PUCK T-PROBE) and a parameterizable transmission period, these sensors can cover the main use cases for storing pharmaceutical products by transmitting the recorded data in real time.
Quick and easy installation
Ultra simple to install thanks to the various means of fixation (high performance double-sided sticker or support that can be screwed), these sensors can be fixed on any type of surface and do not require any wiring.
Which ELA Innovation temperature sensors to use?
If you are an IoT solution provider and you wish to integrate the temperature monitoring solution for pharmaceutical products into your offer
here are the ELA Innovation products that we recommend: