Lascar Electronics, a leading global provider of digital panel instruments, has launched its range of EL-Vaccination Kits specifically designed to monitor the refrigerated storage temperatures of vaccines.
The product contains a temperature monitoring data logger and external glycol bottle probe. The kit monitors the vaccine's ongoing temperature profile and alerts users if vaccine temperature is changing and perhaps due to power failure or some other reason.
The company in the press note said that early notification of a changing temperature gives users the opportunity to correct the issues before vaccines have been exposed to inhospitable temperatures.
The kits include a glycol bottle probe and a temperature logger that can hold 32,000 readings within its memory. The functioning of the kit is simple and the glycol bottle serves as mimic of the actual vaccines being stored in the same refrigerator, experiencing changes similar to the samples.
The device sends warning messages to clinicians that the temperature of the sample has gone out of range using a blinking LED light, and some systems have USB and WIFI connectivity allowing emails to be sent if something is not within the parameters.
"Vaccine storage is a prime example of how properly deployed data logging can have a huge impact on the healthcare industry, both for minimal cost and without the need for technical training. While there are a number of guidelines on vaccine storage available, we want to ensure implementing these is as easy and pain free as possible for medical practitioners. The EL-Vaccination kits have been designed specifically for that purpose," Richard Cameron, head of the EasyLog data logging division at Lascar.