The radio loggers monitor temperature and humidity to help ensure that pharmaceuticals in storage are kept in the correct conditions, according to the requirements of European Good Distribution Practice (GDP).
The system, comprising Tinytag Ultra Radio data
loggers, was supplied by our Spanish Distributor Berman
Termómetros e Instrumentación to a large pharmaceutical wholesaler.
The company purchases high volumes of pharmaceuticals directly from
the manufacturers, for distribution to chemists and other outlets.
Products are stored in the warehouse prior to despatch, and
temperature monitoring is essential: for example, products include
vaccines, and medicine for Diabetes, which must be kept at a
range of between +2 and +8°C.
The company had already been using Tinytag outdoor/industrial
radio loggers with external probes to log temperatures in
fridges. A need then arose to record temperature and
humidity in an area of the warehouse without refrigeration,
according to European GDP, and the company wanted to incorporate
this into the existing monitoring system.
The loggers had to be placed at height in the warehouse, so an
automatic system able to send data wirelessly using mains power was
required, in order to avoid the difficulties of replacing batteries
in inaccessible areas. The system also had to include an e-mail
alarm service, and the Ultra Radio
loggers proved very cost-effective in meeting all the