Belgian Red Cross Flanders enters joint development agreement with Timestrip.
London/UK – September 17th 2014, Timestrip UK Ltd has announced it is working with Belgian Red Cross-Flanders to develop a new blood temperature monitoring label.
Timestrip today confirmed that such product development will look to create optimal temperature monitoring labels for the blood collection, distribution and transfusion organisations operating within the Flanders catchment area.
Temperature monitoring labels based on the existing Timestrip Blood Temp 10 product will be developed and reviewed in consultation with Belgian Red Cross-Flanders.
Belgian Red Cross-Flanders conducted lengthy investigations into different current temperature monitoring solutions for blood bags taken from sophisticated refrigeration units, leaving the blood banks for transfusion in theatre or if required at a secondary location. Clear and accurate monitoring of the core temperature of individual blood bags is required to identify ascending temperature breaches and prevent blood stocks being returned into the cold chain if unused after specified times or adversely affected by temperature.
The aim of this joint development initiative is to help define and pilot a range of smart labels that monitor critical temperature excursions.
The program agreement was signed by Philippe Vandekerckhove, Director General of Belgian Red Cross-Flanders, Reuben Isbitsky of Timestrip UK Ltd and Chris Van Sebroeck of Innolabel, Timestrip’s distribution partner in Belgium.
Commenting on the project, Timestrip Founder Reuben Isbitsky said “This is a milestone moment for Timestrip and we are delighted that Belgian Red Cross-Flanders has chosen to use our technology to help create optimized labels for these critical monitoring requirements. We believe that new products created as a result of this cooperation will possibly change standard operating procedures on a global scale.. ”