SOURCE: Healthcare Global

Healthcare Global

December 15, 2011 13:32 ET

Emerging Technology Highlights the Cold Logic of Temperature Monitoring

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - The need to store certain drugs in refrigerated conditions is widely accepted and while many drugs are unaffected by fluctuations in temperature, there are several categories of medicine that must be maintained at between 2°C and 8°C in order to safeguard their quality and effectiveness.

The problem is that pharmaceuticals rarely stay in one place, so although the hospital refrigerator might be ideally configured, the conditions encountered during transit can vary wildly.

Exposure to inappropriate storage and handling conditions, depending on the extent of temperature levels and the period of time involved, may not just impinge on the effectiveness of certain drugs, but in some cases can even have negative health consequences for patients.

It's an issue that is now being addressed by rapid advances in technology. The risks of deterioration can be dramatically reduced with the deployment of inexpensive monitoring devices such as Lamerholm's specially designed TempMark8, which records instances where preset temperature limits have been exceeded.

To find out more about Lamerholm's TempMark8 and read the full article, visit

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