When shipping biological samples or temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, it is vital to ensure that shipping conditions remain within guidelines. From now on this can be monitored with TubeSense®. Equipped with NFC chip and temperature sensor, the newly designed re-usable TubeSense® temperature logging device offers a smart solution for the logistics of both biomedical samples (i.e. blood, urine) and temperature sensitive biological medication with simultaneous storage of sample specifications, sample data, transport time en temperature profile during transport and storage. All data can be saved and stored in a Laboratory Information Management System by one simple scan of the device.
Before sending a sample kit to a patient the TubeSense® temperature logger is attached to a vial and linked to the patient’s lab file. After sample collection the patient initiates the temperature monitoring by removing a plastic tab that is attached to the logging device. During transport, the logging device registers the exact time and temperature of each sample. When the laboratory receives the sample tube with the connected TubeSense® logging device it is scanned using an NFC reader, upon which the temperature profile and transport time are read and sent together with proof of receipt data to the back-end sytem for data storage and further analysis.
Temperature controlled logistics specializes in the storage, preservation and transportation of cargo that is sensitive to atmospheric conditions and needs to remain within certain temperature limits. This is imperative for many pharmaceutical products, as spoiled drugs might have serious consequences on the health and wellbeing.
|Temp. range||-40°C to +85°C|
|Temp. accuracy||±0.3°C in between 0°C and 40°C
±0.5°C in the range of -40°C and +85°C
|Temp calibration||Not required (pre-calibrated, according to ISO/
IEC 17025 temperature calibration procedure)
|Logging interval||Adjustable from 10 seconds to 2.5 hour|
|Start options||By removing the plastic tag or via NFC|
|Stop options||When memory is full or user-programmable
via NFC connection
|Memory Size||~15.000 samples|
|Memory Size||NFC enabled smart phone or PC reader device|
|Data storage||Data is stored in a SQL database available for
analysis (dashboard). API to LIMS available.
|Battery||CR1225 coin cell battery, 3V, 45-70 mAh*|
|Battery life||~one year (depending on measurement
|Sensor location||Can be mounted on any vial or test tube, firmly
attached by means of self-adhesive label
|Material||Resistant polypropylene enclosure|
|Dimensions||40 x 15 x 4 mm (L x W x H)|
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