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The origins of temperature monitoring in the pharmaceutical industry

The origins of temperature monitoring in the pharmaceutical industry

In the 1960s and 1970s, the world was suffering in the wake of the spread of a number of infectious diseases, the foremost being smallpox, which, if not treated, could be fatal. By the mid-1960s, the World Health Organization (WHO) had launched a global campaign to eradicate the disease. Unfortunately, at the time, there wasn’t…

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Meet 3 global leaders in temperature monitoring technology today

Meet 3 global leaders in temperature monitoring technology today

Temperature monitoring may be a vast industry, but in practice it can be as simple or as complex as you make it. There are various tools which can be used, from chemical indicating strips to temperature data loggers and remote real-time monitoring systems. Within the various subsections of the industry, there is a solution to…

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Set up your temperature monitor with ease

Set up your temperature monitor with ease

Berlinger is a trusted, global company that provides high quality temperature monitoring solutions to businesses in various industries. They have a myriad of products on offer: data loggers, electronic indicators, chemical indicators and configuration software. We are proud to be distributers of this forward thinking brand and primarily distribute their fridge-tag range. The use of…

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A summary of Berlinger’s white paper – Beyond the Cold Chain

A summary of Berlinger’s white paper – Beyond the Cold Chain

“How many drugs are consumed that are outside the official margins for safety?” This question is posed by Berlinger in a recent white paper concerning the importance of temperature monitoring during transportation and storage of pharmaceuticals. Their study highlights the unique challenges hindering the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical products. The aim is to…

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Timestrip indicator leaves no grey area in the two to four-hour rule

Timestrip indicator leaves no grey area in the two to four-hour rule

Studies show that food can be safely held outside of temperature control for short periods of time without a significant increase in the risk of food poisoning. Food poisoning bacteria takes time to grow, which is why the Food Standards Code provides an alternative to holding food below 5°C or above 60°C – it’s the…

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Berlinger temperature monitoring products solve supply chain problems

Berlinger temperature monitoring products solve supply chain problems

There are several temperature-related problems in the delivery and storage of drugs once they leave the main supply chain management system at various facilities. In fact, the last mile of transportation and subsequent storage conditions present unique challenges to ensuring that pharmaceutical products remain safe and effective. According to the World Health Organisation, more than…

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Doctors improve patient care with Berlinger vaccine safety temperature logger

Doctors improve patient care with Berlinger vaccine safety temperature logger

Clinical materials like medicine and vaccines are expensive, and their preservation is key for caregivers to operate with maximum efficiency. The facts that materials need constant cold chain management, are produced in small amounts, and have to be distributed to a large market increase their value and the cost if something goes wrong. Caregivers look…

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Temperature monitoring & our carbon footprint

Temperature monitoring & our carbon footprint

Can temperature monitoring help reduce our carbon footprint? This is not often a question that is brought to light in the temperature monitoring industry. While temperature monitoring fulfills a vital role in various industries – fishing, pharmaceuticals, fruit, etc. – and it is a key element in protecting our health, the environmental impact is seldom…

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Temperature Monitoring to ensure the quality of seafood during distribution

Temperature Monitoring to ensure the quality of seafood during distribution

This year saw food safety as the main theme for the World Health Day. Recent research done by the WHO confirmed that unsafe seafood containing viruses, harmful bacteria, chemical substances and parasites may be the cause of 200 diseases ranging from diarrhoea and cancer.  Each year contaminated seafood kills an estimated 2 million people including…

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