United States Pharmacopeia

Wider Use of Chemical Indicators Suggested

Commonly used for vaccines in WHO programs, chemical indicators could have wider utility, says one maker.

Chemical temperature indicators have long been used as vaccine vial monitors (VVM) in global immunization programs, and one provider suggests that such use suits the indicators for wider use throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Wider use could alleviate some physician concerns about cold-chain product integrity, such as those revealed in a recent Harris Interactive Research survey of U.S. physicians.

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