The importance of pharmaceutical temperature monitoring

The importance of pharmaceutical temperature monitoring

When it comes to the storage, production and transport of pharmaceuticals,, temperature monitoring is a vital consideration. Because medications are created for human consumption, they more than likely contain ingredients that are extremely sensitive to temperature, humidity and similar environmental factors. Therefore they must be kept at a precise temperature range at all times to ensure safety and efficacy.

What is temperature mapping and monitoring in the pharmaceutical industry?

In the larger world of pharmaceuticals temperature monitoring, temperature mapping is regarded as a core consideration.  By implementing the use of a continuous monitoring system your organisation is able to gather data from any point at which the storage area was operational. National and international authorities generally have set regulations that require regular readings of climate controlled storage areas. It is  of utmost importance to have an effective and efficient system for recording accurate measurements to facilitate these checks.

The testo Saveris data logging monitoring system offers some key advantages in this regard. With Saveris, continuous and accurate automatic monitoring of pharmaceutical products for both temperature and humidity is efficient and intuitive. With automatic data collection and storage, Saveris saves valuable employee time that can be put to better use in other areas. But automatic monitoring is not the only function of the Saveris, it also collects data in its software, making analysis and review a much easier task for your business.

What role does humidity monitoring play in the pharma supply chain?

Often, the subject of temperature takes center focus when discussing pharmaceutical storage and transport. However, the role of humidity cannot be overlooked, especially when determining the efficacy, safety and stability of over-the-counter medications. 

Humidity can cause major issues for a variety of pharmaceuticals. Whether there is a lack or an excess of humidity in the storage environment  can lead to issues such as doses physically degrading and negative effects on the efficacy of medications. Pharmaceutical Processing World said that some excursions outside of the optimal humidity range for medicines is often inevitable, but strong controls and oversight can help mitigate the negative effects while also providing information about how to avoid the circumstances in the future. Companies that use the Saveris wireless monitoring system have oversight covered in relation to data collection and review.

How can you monitor temperature remotely?

Remote temperature monitoring frees highly qualified and experienced staff from the need to engage in rate work such as manually recording data. For some larger facilities (and dependent on the products stored within it) temperature checks as a part of a temperature mapping program can take up a substantial amount of employee time. These time savings mean that staff can focus on tasks that benefit from their experience, expertise and education instead of  having to focus on basic tasks. This means that not only is the quantity of basic work required by staff reduced, but the opportunities for them to engage in more high-level tasks increases.

A temperature monitoring system that includes data logging functionality can go a long way supporting your business’s workflow in producing, transporting and storing medication in a compliant, consistent and cost effective manner. With data loggers placed in the correct position in all areas where temperature needs to be maintained and require only occasional maintenance, most of the time-consuming work associated with temperature monitoring is effectively addressed. The loggers provide consistent, accurate readings and transmit that information back to a central database.

By having extremely fast access to relevant data, staff are able to quickly identify issues and respond as necessary, correcting temperature and engaging in maintenance to return an affected area to the proper levels of heat and humidity.

Testo provides dependable temperature monitoring systems

Every company has individual needs for selecting the best temperature monitoring system. The selection process is careful and deliberate and requires plenty of assessment, review and discussion before a final decision is reached. At Testo NZ, we understand how important this process is. It is crucial for companies in the pharmaceutical industry to have effective solutions for temperature monitoring. This is why we take pride in manufacturing industry leading, compliant, durable and effective continuous monitoring systems. To learn more about our range of solutions that can support your business, get in contact with the Testo NZ team today.