Laboratory Temperature Monitoring Solutions
In the past, manually recording temperature data was the norm in laboratories. Even today, some guidance allows it. However, more and more laboratories today rely on electronic temperature measurement, alarming and archiving. Manual data management is a time-consuming task and ties up valuable time where staff could be focusing on higher priorities. Additionally, the manual recording process is also susceptible to human error and bias. It is also non-traceable.
All these risks made it challenging to attain and prove GLP compliance. The technology has evolved to include 24/7 real-time automated temperature monitoring solutions, such as those from ELPRO, to help overcome the challenges experienced with manual systems.
It is extremely challenging to perform data analysis from physical charts and spreadsheets. Advanced monitoring systems can generate automated reports that users can quickly assess. Automated reporting makes GLP compliance easy and straightforward, and the reports also provide traceable evidence of compliance during audits.
Basic monitoring systems record temperature readings in predetermined intervals and can accommodate alarm settings if high and low temperature ranges are exceeded.
Wired and wireless data loggers and integrated database software solutions, such as those engineered by ELPRO, provide continuous monitoring where sensors record temperature data 24/7/365. Users can assess this data and run reports to ensure quality control and compliance with GLPs. Temperature data logging also provides visibility to alarm history and stability budgets.
Some companies find better economies of scale and greater efficiency in temperature monitoring solutions for GLP compliance in a cloud database. Data uploads to the cloud can provide real-time supply chain visibility, enabling users to remotely monitor critical assets, their condition and their location anywhere on the globe.
ELPRO cloud monitoring solutions provide 24/7 real-time remote access to alarms in addition to unlimited storage capability for all the temperature and other environmental data.