The Complexity of Temperature Monitoring
Temperature data from a temperature indicator can be collected using USB stand-alone loggers, wireless sensor networks, web-based data systems and Bluetooth® Low Energy loggers. Since they access data differently and use various data formats, combining the said options into a single system is very complex. Idealistically, software that would be compatible with a variety of operating systems should easily merge different data formats and allow for analysis.
Temperature monitoring processes need to be compliant with GDP, MHRA, and GMP requirements throughout the phases of the clinical supply chain. The reason for compliance is to ensure patient safety. These requirements ensure the integrity of a product throughout its entire lifecycle. The difficulties in maintaining compliance are a result of a more complex process and numerous hand-over points. The manual process of compliance is not only expensive and time-consuming, it is also prone to error. Ultimately, it puts the quality of the product at risk.