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  • 2014 FDA Food Safety Predictions and the Role of Temperature Monitoring

    Steps to automate temperature recording and reporting help meet key food safety concerns.


    A recent blog on the Food Safety Tech website featured predictions by former Chief Medical Officer at the US FDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Dr. David Acheson. The piece presents five prediction for 2014 Food Safety.  Link to Blog With his insight into the workings of the FDA, Dr, Acheson offers a first look at likely FDA actions in 2014.  These include:

         1. FSMA Final & Proposed Rules will be pushed for completion

         2. Poultry Modernization Act Pressure to reduce high levels of bacteria on raw chicken

         3. More Recalls

         4. More calls for GMO & Nano labeling

         5 Other - expanded focus on front of package labeling and more stringent requirements on heavy metals (lead, cadmium), especially in imported foods.


    Due to the publicity that food safety problems garner, many of the issues above are key in the minds of consumers, and therefore need to be considered seriously.  For example, an October 2013 Los Angeles Times editorial titled Keeping Salmonella out of Chicken made headlines when the piece pointed out that Sweden has virtually eliminated salmonella in store bought chicken and that a 2010 Consumers Union study found no salmonella in the organic store-brands chicken tested (Link to Editorial). The editorial's note that one particular outbreak was from antibiotic resistant strains and led to a call for tighter regulation and reduced antibiotic use.   The industry’s response that thorough cooking will kill the bacteria does little to stem the adverse publicity and potential liability from such outbreaks.  Dr. Acheson ties such events to his prediction for more recalls in 2014.


    December 2013 CDC Salmonella Heidelberg Contaminated Chicken Case Count (CDC Link)


    Certainly producers of chicken as well as other meat, fish, dairy and produce can improve their operations to reduce such outbreaks.  The question is whether or not they will take the initiative to show proactive approaches to reducing bacterial contamination or weather another storm of headlines accompanied by a drop in consumer purchases of suspect problems and the resultant lawsuits that always follow.  The FDA is looking at this issue closely and proactive measures can help in arriving at practices and regulations that meet both consumer and producer needs.

    One such proactive approach for the poultry industry is to monitor breeding area temperatures to insure the animals are kept at temperatures that promote health and reduce bacterial growth.  Temperature@lert’s WiFi and Cellular Edition devices have been deployed in numerous breeding houses with good results.  While temperature controls take care of cooling and heating needs they are not infallible; these systems can and do fail.  And if temperatures climb too high on hot, humid days, all the fans in the world will not be enough to keep the poultry safe.  Temperature@lert’s devices alert growers to the dangers before they cause serious harm by sending email, text and voice messages to managers when problems arise.

     


    Chicken Farm (Link to National Geographic); Processing Plant (Link to Pine Manor Farms)


    Quick responses can be the difference between sick or injured birds and healthy ones at medium and  large commercial chicken grower sites.  Keeping temperatures from reaching extremes can help prevent rapid bacterial growth.  Likewise, processing plants are at risk of contamination when temperatures rise promoting the growth of bacteria.  This is why major chicken growers have deployed Temperature@lert’s Cellular Edition alerting devices coupled with secure cloud based data collection, storage and alert reporting offers a fault tolerant solution for times when site power or HVAC systems are malfunctioning.  Temperature@lert’s proprietary Sensor Cloud can send text, voice and phone alerts to insure responsible personnel are aware of problems when they occur, day or night, holidays or weekends, and growers can get a good nights sleep because they know their chickens are safe.


    Temperature@lert ZPoint Cellular DeviceTemperature@lert ZPoint Wireless Sensor

    Cellular Edition (Left) and optional ZPoint Wireless Network Sensor Module (Right)


    Temperature@ert’s WiFi, Cellular and ZPoint product offerings linked to the company’s Sensor Cloud platform provides a cost effective solution for organizations of all sizes. The products and services can help bring a laboratory or medical practice into compliance with minimum training or effort. For information about Temperature@lert’s Cellular and SensorCloud offerings, visit our website at http://www.temperaturealert.com/ or call us at +1-866-524-3540.


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    Dave Ruede, Well-Versed Wordsmith

    Dave Ruede, a dyed in the wool Connecticut Yankee, has been involved with high tech companies for the past three decades. His background in chemistry and experience in a multitude of industries such as industrial chemicals and systems, pulp and paper, semiconductor fabrication, data centers, and test and assembly facilities informs his work daily. Well-versed in sales, marketing, management, and business development, Dave brings real world experience to Temperature@lert. When not crafting new Temperature@lert projects, Dave enjoys spending time with his young granddaughter, who keeps him grounded to the simple joys in life. Such joys for this wordsmith include reading prize winning fiction and non-fiction. Although a Connecticut Yankee, living for a decade in coastal California’s not too hot, not too cold climate epitomizes Dave’s favorite temperature, 75°F.

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  • Temperature@lert December CELL Device Deal

    Happy Holidays to All! 

    Holiday CELL Deal*: 

    Purchase the Temperature@lert Cellular Edition and receive a FREE 6ft combination temperature/humidity sensor. This deal is valid December 16, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Keep watch on our social media accounts for more offers and coupons throughout the month of December. Please call 866-524-3540 If you have any questions or concerns about any holiday promotions.

     

    To Get the Discount:

    1. Add Cellular Edition + 6' Temperature/Humidity Sensor (AC-TMPHRJ1216) to your shopping cart

    2. Use the PROMO code: 6FTTH4CELL

    *offer valid on MSRP pricing only


    Temperature@lert December 2013 Deals & Sales


    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/temperature-lert

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TemperatureAlert

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TempAlertHarry

    Holiday WiFi Deal is Ending December 15!

    Purchase the Temperature@lert WiFi edition with Temperature@lert Sensor Cloud and receive FREE FedEx 2-Day Shipping. This deal is valid through December 15, 2013. Keep watch on our social media accounts for more offers and coupons throughout the month of December. Please call 866-524-3540 If you have any questions or concerns about any holiday promotions.

     

    To Get the Discount:

    1. Add WiFi + Sensor Cloud to your shopping cart

    2. In 'Shipping Method' Select "FedEx 2 Day"

    3. Use the PROMO code: 2DAYWIFICLOUD



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  • Advice Corner: Temperature@lert Sensors and High-Voltage Wiring

    Temperature@lert recently encountered a situation with one of their best customers, a well-known and respected entertainment company. This particular company is the largest provider of family entertainment in the world with more than 3000 employees, and hosts a variety of productions for more than 30 million people annually. The specific circumstances and resulting solution can benefit other customers in similar predicaments.

     Temperature@lert Cellular Device

    The Setup:


    The customer has several Temperature@lert Cellular Edition devices deployed around the world for their operations, and each device hosts approximately 3-4 wired temperature sensors. These sensors range from 6’ to 150’ in length.  Many of the longer sensors were mounted alongside a conduit that housed electrical wiring for a motor. The sensors were attached to the side of the conduit housing with zipties.

    Temperature@lert Cellular Device + Sensor Cloud Service: How it works graphic


    The Problem:


    The customer uses the PRO Sensor Cloud Plan, which allows constant temperature readings for every five minutes. They noticed that the Temperature@lert sensors (alongside the conduit) were only recording readings 3-5 times per day. This error was not related to the Temperature@lert Cellular Edition.


    The Cause and Solution


    After trying several creative strategies to rectify the situation, Temperature@lert Technical Support was able to identify the cause of the reading disruption. The conduit housing contained several wires that transmitted high voltage electricity to the stated motor, some as high as 220 volts. Ultimately, the electromagnetic field (EMF) of these wires was causing interference and thereby preventing the temperature sensors from transmitting readings to the Cellular Edition. With this in mind, Temperature@lert advised the customer to situate the sensors away from the high voltage conduit. Once this was completed, the customer reported that the sensors were effectively transmitting readings every five minutes as originally intended, and thus indicating that the problem had been resolved.

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    Temperature@lert would like to open this discovery to all customers and potential prospects as a statement of best installation practices. Whenever possible, ensure that Temperature@lert sensors are not placed alongside (or near) high voltage electrical wiring as stated in the above example. For more information on installation best practices and troubleshooting your device, please contact Temperature@lert technical support for assistance.

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  • Got Milk?

    Cellular temperature monitor provides national dairy products distributor fault tolerant solution

    Temperature monitoring devices are very common in many applications, some more critical than others.  Chemical processing where a slight change in temperature can lead to reduced yield or even failure is certainly high on the list.  Nuclear reactor core temperature monitoring is high on anyone list as to its importance for safe operation.  Home and office temperatures, on the other hand, can fluctuate by several degrees without serious consequences to the occupants.  In the most critical applications, the ability to rely on reliable temperature sensing and reporting is paramount.  Murphy’s Law is always present, so when things start to go badly, knowing about problems before they become critically out of range is paramount.

    In food processing, storage and distribution industries temperature monitoring serves the need to help maintain product quality and more importantly to assure product safety.  Raw seafood that sits around at room temperature for an hour would mean an unusable or at least less desirable product.  Lettuce, spinach and other greens that sit at room temperature may begin to wilt but more importantly, bacterial and other microbes on their surfaces can reproduce exponentially, potentially making the product less safe for human consumption.

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    Examples of refrigerated trailers used for storage (Left: Link to Source, Right: Link to Source)

    Milk products likewise fall into the sensitive category where too high a temperature can quickly lead to spoilage, too low to freezing and likely an unsalable product.  So when a major milk products distributor needs to monitor the refrigerated trailers in its distribution centers, especially during the hot summer months, reliability and robust design are paramount.  And after doing the research, the company chose to deploy Temperature@lert’s ZPoint wireless sensor nodes plus Cellular Gateway combined with the company’s Sensor Cloud service for fault tolerant operation and notifications.

    The fault tolerance comes from the combination of several technologies.  First is a cellular communication device employing a major cellular carrier that does not depend upon site electrical power or lost network connectivity.  Second is a cellular device that automatically switches to battery operation and onboard data logging when electrical power is interrupted, insuring communication and data records are maintained.  Third is robust cloud servers and software.  Fourth is the ability to employ a combination of email, SMS text and voice phone call alert messaging to insure that responsible personnel do not sleep through critical temperature variations.  Finally, the ability of the Sensor Cloud to determine if the cellular device has not checked in when expected, allowing the user to send an “all is not well” alert so that someone can check on the status of the site infrastructure.

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    Cell tower (Photo: Link to Source) allows distributors in large cities to deploy Cellular Edition ZPoint hardware and Sensor Cloud service for fault tolerant operation.

    Dairy management noted on occasion they received phone calls that temperatures were at alert levels at 2:00 AM and they would not have heard them if they came in only by email or text.  Although being woken in the middle of the night was not ideal, the Temperature@lert solution did its job well, supporting the decision to deploy the device widely.

    Temperature@lert’s patented Sensor Cloud offers food distributors an extra level of protection generally not offered by similar devices.  Like the milk distributor, distributors of frozen and refrigerated foods have deployed the Cellular Edition in off-site storage units often located in leased facilities.  Generally employed in larger urban environments where the electrical grid is often taxed during hot summer months, battery backed cellular technology combined with cloud computing provides fault tolerant assurance that helps insure products are maintained at safe temperatures to maintain quality.  And as in the case of the milk distributor who saved $45,000 in products in a four month period, Cellular Edition customers can sleep well knowing their products and business is in good hands.

    For information about Temperature@lert’s Cellular Edition and ZPoint sensor and Sensor Cloud products check the company’s website at http://www.temperaturealert.com/Temperature-Alarm.aspx or contact the company at 1-800-524-3540.


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  • Temperature@lert releases ZPoint Wireless Sensors

    After two years, trials, tribulations, failures, successes, and not to mention extensive testing, Temperature@lert is proud to release our latest product, the ZPoint Wireless system, to our robust lineup of temperature monitoring devices. We're extremely excited about the potential of this wireless product, and many of our current customers have already expressed their excitement about the new hardware. 

    This latest innovation allows users to place sensors wirelessly to monitor hard-to-reach spots that would typically require extensive cabling and/or power for functionality. Even with obstructions and obstacles within a building, ZPoint wireless sensors are able to transmit readings from up to 300 feet indoors and up to 1,000 feet outdoors. The ZPoint wireless sensors can transmit every 5 minutes for up to 5 years on the two included AA batteries. The fault-tolerant design continues to report data to the cloud if AC power is lost and can store and forward thousands of sensor readings if wireless signals are interrupted.

    The ZPoint system works in conjunction with our ZPoint Cellular Edition for both indoor and outdoor monitoring. The standard ZPoint Cellular Edition can handle up to 15 ZPoint wireless sensors, while the industrial gateway can monitor up to 25 ZPoint wireless sensors. Each ZPoint wireless sensor includes an internal temperature or combination temperature/humidity sensor, as well as two additional input jacks that can handle a variety of external plug-and-play smart sensors for flood, dry contact, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, pressure, rain, wind, and more.

    Read the Official ZPoint Launch Press Release
    ZPoint Product Page

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  • Temperature@lert Announces National Natural Products Client Win

    Temperature@lert, a leading provider of high-performance and cost effective temperature monitoring devices, has announced its largest client win in the natural products industry to-date. Temperature@lert’s latest client win illustrates their overall advancement as the premiere choice in temperature monitoring for the natural products industry.

    This is most notable through their latest client win, a well-known leader in the all-natural juices, health beverages, and health food bars market. The client is currently using Temperature@lert’s Cellular Edition and a Sensor Cloud “Pro” Plan for monitoring their products in distribution centers nationwide. By maintaining proper temperature storage conditions, these products will sustain their proper lifespan while also meeting FDA requirements. The client will be alerted to both temperature changes and power failures, and will have access to their data and reports for compliance needs 24/7 through Temperature@lert Sensor Cloud system (via iPhone/Android app or the web interface).

    “In the past year, Temperature@lert has found itself growing at a faster pace in the natural foods and beverages industry, which shows us that it is important to monitor these raw goods at every point in the chain,” stated Temperature@lert CEO/President, Harry Schechter. “It’s very interesting for the whole Temperature@lert team to be able to offer the perfect monitoring solution for any point in any vertical, especially in the natural foods industry, where product storagetemperatures are critical to not just the product but to the health of its users as well.”

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  • TEMPERATURE@LERT RECOGNIZED BY COMPUTERWORLD AS A 2013 COMPUTERWORLD HONORS LAUREATE

    BOSTON, MA—March 19, 2013— IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program today announces Temperature@lert as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology and promoters of positive social, economic and educational change.

    “Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”

     

    Approximately 100% farmers over-water their crops and plants.  The vast majority (90%) of water use by farmers in the United States is for irrigation. This causes significant water waste, runoff, and wasted dollars. The agricultural industry is a major player for ground and surface water usage, which accounts for about 80% of the water consumption in the United States. Therefore, a solar cellular environmental monitoring device saves water and therefore, also saves fuel and dollars while promoting crop growth.

     

    By discovering the correct amount of water to use, a farmer can cut costs, spending, and reduce their strain on the water system. Their unit can save enough water in a year for up to 9,000 people. This assumes a 200-acre farm, 6.21 gal water/cu ft on farm per year, 50% water reduction, and 50 gallons per day of water use per person.


    Harry Schechter, President and CEO of Temperature@lert. “Historically, our Cellular Edition has found its way into the agricultural markets through our traditional channels. After all who wouldn’t want to help save water and promote food growth? These are very important matters in sustainability and we’re glad to be a part of the solution, and we’re ecstatic for the opportunity to help save our country’s valuable fresh water resources as well as promote crop growth as a Computerworld Honors Laureate.”

     

    The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

     

    About The Computerworld Honors Program

    Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past-Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

     

    About Temperature@lert

    Temperature@lert’s temperature and environmental monitoring solutions provide both real-time and historic views of a location’s temperature and other critical parameters through alerts and cloud-based graphs, data logs, and reports. This information allows customers to immediately react to potentially disastrous temperature fluctuations or other changes in critical environments, as well as provide temperature consistency for regulatory and internal process control requirements. Temperature@lert has more than 40,000 devices installed in over 50 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.temperaturealert.com.

     

    About Computerworld

    Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.

     

    Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.


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  • Temperature@lert Named a 2013 Winner of Boston Business Journal's Best Green Practices Award for Invention

    Temperature@lert has been selected as a winner of the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Green Practices Awards” for invention. The Boston Business Journal honors many companies for accomplishments in design, innovation, invention, and for other notable strides in green practices.  Temperature@lert will be honored for their accomplishment for invention at a breakfast at The Seaport Hotel on Friday, April 12, 2013.

    Temperature@lert’s TM-CELL540-S solar powered, cellular sensing and alerting system combines Temperature@lert’s latest generation cellular engine with a host of agricultural related sensors and control devices.  By using Temperature@lert’s industrial smart sensors, agriculturalists now have the ability to use technology to effectively monitor and ensure proper crop growth, as well as save water. For example, if an action is taken, such as turning on sprinklers to prevent frost from damaging crops, customers will receive emails, SMS text messages, and phone calls to inform them of the status change.

    Close to 100% of farmers in the United States over-water their crops and plants.  The vast majority (90%) primarily use water for irrigation purposes. These two percentages paint a grim picture of water waste, runoff, and wasted dollars for the agricultural community. The agricultural industry is a major player for ground and surface water usage, accounting for about 80% of the water consumption in the United States.

    Their solar cellular environmental monitoring device saves water, and as a byproduct, also saves fuel and maintenance dollars. By discovering the correct amount of water to use, a farmer cannot only cut costs and spending but he/she can prevent over-watering and reduce their individual strain on the water system. The Solar Cellular Unit can save enough water in a year for up to 9,000 people. This assumes a 200-acre farm, 6.21 gal water/cu ft on farm per year, 50% water reduction, and 50 gallons per day of water use per person.

    Publisher of the Boston Business Journal, Chris McIntosh, said it best, “Our Best Green Practices event is a celebration of the environmentally aware and intelligent approaches that increasingly define Boston business.” With such an innovative group of green practices winners for 2013, Temperature@lert looks forward to meeting the other winners and sharing a deeper insight into green practices performed and showcased in Boston.

    “Temperature@lert is greatly honored to be recognized for its Solar Cellular Edition in green practices by the Boston Business Journal. We are ecstatic to be working within the agricultural industry, where we get to help growers with their crops while saving water one of our nation’s valuable resources,” said Temperature@lert’s President and CEO, Harry Schechter. “Who wouldn’t want to help save water and promote food growth? These are very important matters in sustainability and we’re glad to be a part of the solution.”

    For more information on Temperature@lert’s Solar Cellular Edition, please visit http://www.temperaturealert.com/Wireless-Temperature-Store/Temperature-Alert-Solar-Cellular-Sensor.aspx.


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  • Temperature@lert Surpasses Over $1 Billion in Assets Protected

    Temperature@lert, a leading provider of low-cost, high-performance temperature monitoring products, is now protecting over $1 Billion of customer assets.  Temperature@lert's mission is to provide companies and individuals with remote monitoring and alerting of temperature and other environmental conditions to alleviate customer worries about system malfunctions or product damage due to changes in temperature or other environmental conditions. 

    Temperature@lert was founded and funded in 2005 by CEO Harry Schechter in Washington, D.C. with the USB Edition as their first temperature-monitoring device developed. Currently Temperature@lert’s central office is located in Boston, MA and their current product and service offerings include: USB Edition, WiFi Edition, Cellular Edition, Solar Cellular Edition, and Sensor Cloud. Several of their products and services have won awards ranging from the MITX Innovation Awards to the American Business Awards’ Gold Stevie.

    Temperature@lert’s award-winning devices have aided users in major industries spanning from Information Technology (IT) to Biopharmaceuticals and Medical to Commercial Refrigeration.  Clients include Abbott Laboratories, Microsoft, Apple, Heil Environmental, Merck Corporation, University of Connecticut, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pennsylvania to name a few.

    “By giving 110% personally and having established a talented team willing to do the same, Temperature@lert has successfully grown in both research & development and users over the past eight years,” says CEO & President, Harry Schechter. “We now protect over $1 Billion of customer assets with over 40,000 devices in 50 countries with the world’s easiest to use solution. Temperature@lert’s mission to monitor environmental conditions and prevent problems related to such conditions is truly being realized and fulfilled. We strive to keep innovating and alleviating environmental conditions related disasters globally.”

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  • Monitoring Devices and Vaccine Storage: A Global Concern

    We recently spoke with an individual from a reputable hospital who outlined a recent failure in one of their systems. According to the source, over 900 monitoring points were inactive as result of a faulty monitoring system. The question of"who's monitoring your monitoring device?" was part of our discussion on refrigerators, and is an extremely important issue. The upkeep of monitoring systems is an important piece of any "best practice" storage strategy. Unfortunately, this mishap at the US-based hospital is part of a larger theme around the world; that inadequate monitoring and storage of vaccines (and medicine) is still a significant problem.

    This basic infographic (kudos to msfaccess.org) shows a standard problem in vaccine storage and temperature control, as outlined by simple geographic location.

     

    Vacc Infographic ColdChain ENG 2012 web

    As we can see, Chad has environmental roadblocks to best storage practices for vaccines. This is only one of many majorconcerns in vaccine storage, and will continue to be a struggle for Africa as a whole.  In recent news, a bill “to provide for the establishment of a Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan” was passed.  This bill came nearly a full year after anestimated 40,000 cardiac patients in Lahore were given faulty drugs, leading to the deaths of nearly 100 people. Despite legal complications, this authority is absolutely necessary for the quality control and safety of Pakistan-based hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. Unfortunately, the 100 deaths constitute part of the basis for this bill. As quoted from the article, “In retrospect the lesson learnt from this experience is that decision-making should be guided by evidence, earlier on without the need for a catastrophic event to underscore its salience.”. This speaks to the deterrence question that we discussed last week with Hurricane Sandy and flooding;  preparation and prevention should not be based on a sole event or glaring weakness in any system. Preventative methods in Medicine should be proactive and progressive; weaknesses should be exploited before they can develop into larger problems. Whether the issue is environmental (like in Chad), financial, or legislative, the issue must be addressed sooner rather than later.

    There are obvious signs that the ‘authority’ is not the sole answer to the problem. The bill is referenced by statistics that estimate a presence of only 250 inspectors to monitor a variety of manufacturing facilities in one city. In terms of pharmacies in Pakistan, a 2005 survey from the International Journal for Health Care in Rawalpindi (3rd largest city) showed that only22% had qualified pharmacists on site, only 10% had temperature monitoring, and 4% alternative supply of electricity for refrigerators.  These numbers are shocking, given the Meningitis issue that we also discussed last week. It's also troubling that this authority has been established nearly 7 years after that survey was conducted; it's obvious to any reader that immediate action must be taken to improve the system. Still, the legal complications have made this "no-brainer" into a lengthy process.

    If we know that a single, isolated laboratory in Massachusetts can cause 300+ breakouts and 30+ deaths from one tainted batch of steroids, an entire city with less-than-adequate quality control in Pharmacies could be potentially disastrous. Quoted from the 'conclusions' of the 2005 survey, "Most drug sellers had fragmentary knowledge regarding drug dispensing and storage, and improper dispensing practices." Given the percentages listed, this ‘new’ authority will hopefully breathe a fresh breath into the Pharmaceutical industry of Pakistan.

    Since our induction, the Bio-Pharamceutical industry has been a primary (and sensitive) target for Temperature@lert.Temperature monitoring devices should be part of a larger prevention strategy for medicine (black matter in Steroids), and devices need to be regularly monitored and tested. Here at Temperature@lert, we have an excellent understanding of health guidelines and the necessary certifications that are needed for device application in the pharmaceutical industry. Unlike Property Management, in which consequences of inadequate temperature monitoring can translate into flooding  (bursted pipes) and overheating, the biopharmaceutical industry can house extremely sensitive (and valuable) research data and vaccines.  Particularly for vaccine storage, the cost of inadequate monitoring can be measured in lives lost, as seen in both the US and in Pakistan.

    Temperature@lert uses a National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) certification process for clients who request official documentation of our accuracy. With this certification, our Temperature@lert monitoring devices can be used in the most sensitive of circumstances, including storage of vaccines. The automated alerts are designed to help avert vaccine contamination or irregular temperature fluctuation, and can be configured in a number of ways. Our SensorCloud portal allows alert setting in 5 or 15 minute intervals. This is particularly important for Pharmaceutical companies, where best storage "practices" must be used for the mission-critical storage units.

    For more information on NIST Certification, Temperature sensors for Biopharmaceutical applications, or Sensor Cloud, contactsales@temperaturealert for a free consultation.


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