Temperature Monitoring in Pharma Cold Storage
Vaccines play a crucial role in maintaining the quality of life by providing immunity against diseases like smallpox, measles and polio. Fast-paced urbanization has drastically increased the risk of contracting a communicable disease, making vaccines even more important.
To maintain their effectiveness, vaccines must be stored and handled properly. Their effectiveness is directly related to its proper handling and storage from the point of manufacturing to delivery. Inappropriate handling may result in:
- Bad quality vaccines with potential risk to health.
- Loss of money due to nonviable vaccines resulting in re-vaccination.
- The decrease in the potency of the vaccine.
Vaccine storage and handling errors can ultimately have a devastating effect on public perceptions. If vaccination is to become a common practice then the handling and storage of vaccines must be carefully managed by all the parties involved in the supply chain.
Temperature Monitoring in Vaccine Storage
Temperature monitoring is one of the most important components of cold storage. It helps in ensuring that the temperature in the cold room is well within the required temperature range. Moreover, it also helps to protect the vaccines, whose quality and efficacy can be easily compromised in higher temperatures. There various types of temperature monitoring devices are:
Continuous Monitoring Devices
Continuous monitoring devices provide information on the time duration that a storage unit’s temperature has deviated outside the recommended vaccine storage temperature range and also the time when this deviation occurred. Complete information is recorded on all temperatures at specific times.
Digital Data Loggers
Digital data loggers are used to monitor and record the temperature continuously and are usually battery operated. These devices are set to record at a user-defined time period, enabling the user to store and record a huge number of separate temperature readings. Most loggers have specialized software enabling the user to download the temperature readings along with the option of determining the highest and lowest readings and the time at which they occurred.
We at Gubba understand the importance of the preservation of Pharma and biological drugs and are committed to ensuring that product integrity conditions for your drugs. Certified in WHO’s Good Distribution Practices (GDP), Gubba is efficiently equipped in hygiene and quality management in cold storages, making it an industry compliant Pharma cold storage provider.