Live drug products stored in a warehouse were monitored to ensure they were stored within the correct temperature range, in order to maintain their effectiveness.
Martin Robson is the Warehouse Manager for the APS Group,
responsible for handling a wide range of goods for the Company's
customers. One customer's goods included approximately six live
drug products, which APS Group despatched to doctors' surgeries and
health care professionals under the MHRA (Medicines &
Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), wholesale dealers
The live products that were stored had to be kept at a certain
temperature to maintain their effectiveness. If the temperature
dropped too low or went too high the drug would not have the
required effect on the individual receiving it.
Ultra 2 temperature data loggers were used, one was placed in
the drug storage room, and the other in the cabinet where the
returns were kept. Data was downloaded from both loggers once a
month and the results were then sent to APS Group's Responsible
Person (RP) whose task it was to present the information to the
customer or to the MHRA.
Tinytags were recommended to the Company by the RP and proved
much more effective than previous alternative products. Martin
comments, "The Tinytags are small but hold a very large amount of
data. They were easy to use and the information produced was just
what we needed. I was very satisfied with the data loggers and
would highly recommend them to anybody!"