Smart Monitoring Solutions for Pharmacies and Laboratories
Many laboratories and pharmaceutical companies are facing significant challenges with reducing waste or spoilage and accurately recording storage temperatures. Most have no way of knowing if the power goes out or a cooler or freezer fails after hours.
That is where the Internet of Things comes in.
The Internet of Things (IoT): the network of physical objects (“things”) embedded with sensors, software, electronics, and network connectivity, which enables them to collect and exchange data.
The IoT has been around for years and affects many of our lives on a daily basis, but is just recently becoming a necessary technology for pharmacies, hospitals, and laboratories. With an IoT temperature monitoring systems, companies can remotely monitor any temperature controlled storage system, while also securely recording data and providing immediate alerting if the power goes out, or if temperature conditions go above or below predefined thresholds within a unit.
One significant area that connected sensors is improving, is sample
temperature monitoring during shipping. Utilizing temperature sensors
inside of transportation coolers allows companies to track and record
temperature data while in transit by using cellular connection.
The temperature data can be accessed through secure online software
from anywhere in the world near-real-time. This capability allows
management to correct issues as they occur, preventing samples from
being spoiled or compromised.
Transporting vaccines and specimens can be difficult as they are sensitive to fluctuating temperatures, but transporting organs is a matter of life and death. Many patients have to wait up to five years to receive an organ donation. With so much at stake, reliable wireless temperature monitoring can make sure an organ or other temperature sensitive medical supplies are transported safely.
The ability to track temperatures during shipments is not new, but being able to monitor, measure, and analyze shipments affordably brings clinical laboratories a step closer to the goal of being error-free. Monitoring clinical samples during shipping is also a major step in achieving higher levels of quality while decreasing costs.
Out with the Clipboard
We help to improve processes that have traditionally been manual.
This is important since manual processes increase the possibilities of errors, are
difficult to track, and can be challenging to determine if standard operating procedures
are being followed.
With an monitoring system in place, errors can be quickly discovered, which can
eliminate costly spoilage, increase processes to high-quality levels, and reduce the
chances of oversights that can ultimately be fatal and threaten patient safety.
It has been found that employees of several clinical laboratories were not following some of the most basic rules which led to costly spoilages and creating a bad reputation for many clinics.
Some of the violations were:
Technicians were not properly monitoring temperatures of blood samples, which increase the chances of bacteria within the samples, which is harmful to patients.
Sample temperatures were not being documented routinely. In some instances, documents were shredded or never created. Data was also not being entered into the electronic records systems within a timely manner.
All these crucial deficiencies can seriously harm patients, including failure to verify and document the temperatures of which blood was being stored in.
We are helping pharmacies and clinics reduce the impacts of a recall and meet the requirements of detailed monitoring and record keeping to assure product safety by collecting real-time data from multiple sensors 24/7.
Wireless temperature sensors use a thermistor to accurately measure temperatures. These sensors are perfect for monitoring ambient temperatures in the room as well in fridges and freezers. User customization allows you to set the frequency of readings and the ability to set thresholds for alerts via SMS text and/or email.
SANAS certification is available on temperature sensors.
Wireless humidity sensors allow you to monitor the relative humidity of the air within a room or enclosure. Ideal for monitoring humidity within greenhouses, laboratories, pharmacies, industrial spaces, museums, saunas and humidors. They can also be used for residential applications such as controlling mold, mildew or dust mites.
Wireless open/closed sensors provide information on the status of doors, windows, fridges, freezers, cabinets, etc. Know if a building or area is being accessed when it should not be, or if a fridge door or window has been left open. Alerts can be setup to notify a user by SMS text, email or voice call if a door or window has been opened or left open.
An All-In-One Solution
Our Wireless Sensors are making a big impact with many pharmacies and laboratories, and can help you and your staff monitor various aspects of your lab’s environment with multiple sensors in a single view.
Wireless temperature, humidity and door monitoring are affordable and allow you to keep track of everything from anywhere in the world, while also securely logging data and offering immediate alerting whenever conditions exceed your predefined thresholds.
In today’s modern world, the convenience, flexibility, and importance of cloud-based monitoring and mobile application access to system statistics cannot be overemphasized.
SOLUTIONS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL
Oversee power consumption to avoid costly electric bills
Alerts if storage cooler/freezer temperatures fall out of optimal ranges
Monitor power usage of laboratory equipment to help predict failure
Enhance security by monitoring access to the lab or restricted areas
Be alerted if a cooler, freezer, or regular door is opened or left open
Avoid water damage before it becomes a problem