Temperature-Monitoring Labels Progress
PakSense has launched its next generation BIOmed XpressPDF temperature monitoring label. The flat labels feature an integrated USB connection point that can be plugged into a computer to transmit complete time and temperature history, including graphs and summary data. New features include an embedded Comma Separated Values (CSV) file tied to the PDF that lists time and temperature in five-minute increments.
Time and temperature data listed in the embedded CSV file cannot be changed and the CSV file cannot be separated from the PDF file, the company reports in a press release. The CSN file, however, may be copied and saved to another location per the user’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Once saved elsewhere, the CSV file may be opened and manipulated using other programs in accordance with company SOPs.Third-party software is not required to generate the CSV file.
“We have built numerous advantages into this second generation label," said David Light, CEO at PakSense, in the press release. “Competitive solutions require 3rd party software to download temperature data. XpressPDF Labels are fully independent.”
BIOmed XpressPDF Labels feature a sensor that is calibrated to NIST standards during manufacturing. The label reads the surface temperature of the object to which it is attached. Light emitting diodes on the label will flash to indicate a temperature excursion and prompt the user to download full cold chain data via the USB connection. The company reports that the labels have been fully validated for use in the Life Sciences industry.