IceSpy tells tales on temperatures

Silvertree’s drug-monitoring device set to reduce risk to patients’ health

UK company Silvertree Engineering has launched an advanced temperature monitoring system to help the pharmaceutical industry protect drugs from deterioration during storage, transport and handling.

The IceSpy System 5 has been developed to allow pharmacists to determine whether drugs have been stored and handled at the appropriate temperature

The IceSpy System 5 has been developed to allow pharmacists to determine whether drugs have been stored and handled at the appropriate temperature to prevent risk to patient’s health as well as reducing the high costs of product recall and wastage of affected drugs. It can also be used to monitor drugs in transport, alerting recipients to whether temperatures have reached a minimum or maximum.

The IceSpy System 5 has the added benefits of reducing energy costs and cutting the time spent carrying out manual checks, as well as reducing the number of errors.

The device is fitted to refrigerators or cold stores where an external temperature probe, door event sensor and relative humidity sensor determine whether drugs have been exposed to unacceptable temperatures. Data from the sensors is then transmitted via radio to a System 5 BASE where it can be downloaded to a local PC for analysis. The main user will also receive an alert to their mobile phone to advise them of any changes to the predetermined temperature.

tThe safe handling and storage of drugs is imperative, and in response to this we have developed a product that alleviates the danger to patients as well as reducing the costs associated with affected drugs,’ said IMC group managing director Ian Robinson.

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