New Timestrip App: Digital Data Logger Performance at Analogue Prices

New Timestrip App: Digital Data Logger Performance at Analogue Prices

Time and Temperature Indicator maker Timestrip launches the Timestrip® Temperature app, a new tool that provides a visual audit trail of its temperature products.

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Using the App simply involves taking a photo of a Timestrip® label with a smartphone.

If the Timestrip® has a new style serial number, the App will recognise the serial number and allow you to register it on the system.

You can then take a follow on scan where you can enter its activation state (inert, activated or breached), storing this data with essential time and location information in the cloud.

If the Timestrip® has an old style serial number you can still use the app in the same way but you’ll need to manually enter the serial number. The App is free to download from the Google Play store with an iOS version to follow shortly.

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High tech low cost

The App is the latest innovation from Timestrip, which revolutionised the field of cold chain management with its unique Irreversible Time and Temperature Indicator labels (TTIs).

Recognised by the World Health Organisation and the US FDA as an essential tool for the cold chain management of blood and food products, TTIs provide data as to whether a blood or food product is safe to use. Timestrip’s irreversible TTIs make this crucial safety information unambiguous and instantly visible.

Like having a hundred permanent digital data loggers

The main benefit of Timestrip’s irreversible TTI labels is that they give essential cold chain management information on individual units of processed products. This deals with the main shortcoming of digital data loggers, which are mostly used for containers of transported and stored products.

Thanks to the new Timestrip® App, extra key information around cold chain management is added with the safe storage of status, time, journey and location data, which can be accessed at any time via the app or via a website. A digital data logger can be lost or damaged and all its data can be wiped clean. The Timestrip® App however safely stores this data in the Cloud.

Data logger functionality at a fraction of the price

Timestrip UK CEO Reuben Isbitsky says: “I am very excited about our first App, which brings Timestrip TTI labels very close to data logger functionality, at a fraction of the price.  While a key benefit of Timestrip products is that they do not need external infrastructure to read and interpret, using the optional Timestrip Temperature App to scan them, adds enhanced functionality, easy audit trail and provides the customer with a permanent record of the history of the product’s journey.”

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Timestrip Attending ISBT Copenhagen 2017

Timestrip Attending ISBT Copenhagen 2017

Timestrip will be attending the 27th regional congress of the the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) in Copenhagen from 17th – 21st June 2017

We will demonstrate our Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 and Timestrip® Blood Temp 6 at the exhibition. We will be at booth #C3.610, please drop by and get a sample of our Blood Temp indicators to take away with you.

 

Our Blood Temp nonreversible blood bag temperature indicators monitor temperature compliance in blood bags. They are especially relevant for monitoring blood temperature during transit from the highly controlled environment of the blood bank to use or store in a different destination, such as a hospital.

ISBT is a society in the field of blood transfusion, transplants, science and medicine. It facilitates knowledge about transfusion medicine to serve the interests of donors and patients.

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21st century blood temperature monitoring – Part 2

21st century blood temperature monitoring – Part 2

Interview with Reuben Isbitsky, founder of Timestrip UK Limited, which has just received FDA clearance for its 10°C Non-reversible Blood Transit Temperature Indicator.

Beyond its primary use as a temperature monitoring device, what from the user’s point of view are the key advantages for users of Timestrip 10°C nonreversible temperature indicators for blood products over other temperature monitoring products?

First and foremost, ease of use. Unlike other temperature monitoring devices, Timestrip 10°C irreversible blood temperature indicator can be stored at ambient temperature. It doesn’t need to be stored in a refrigerator and also doesn’t need to be refrigerated for at least 24 hours prior to use.

Moreover, until the button on the Timestrip 10°C is pressed, the device remains totally inactive. There is no risk of accidental activation because of the heat generated by warm fingers. All parts of Timestrip 10°C can be handled by warm hands without this leading to accidental activation. This naturally translates into significant cost savings over extremely sensitive temperature monitoring devices that need to be discarded when accidentally activated.

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With Timestrip 10°C, there’s no complicated four-minute instructional video with many caveats. All you need to do is take the blood bag out of the cooler, put it down, take the Timestrip, peel off its protective under-layer, press the activation button and stick it on the blood bag. That’s it.

We’ve also built into Timestrip 10°C a fail-safe activation indicator that tells the user that the Timestrip is ready to use and working. This is unique in the market. No other indicator has this feature.

Lastly, we put huge emphasis on ease of readability. With Timestrip 10°C, if there’s a temperature breach, the indicator will turn from white to blue. Thus, if the indicator on the Timestrip has any hints of blue in it, the user knows for a fact that there’s been a temperature breach.

We don’t want there to be any confusion caused by problems of refracted colours from misleadingly coloured components of temperature monitoring devices indicating that a temperature breach has occurred, when in fact none has. This only leads to uncertainty, which at best means more costs to users because of unnecessarily discarded, but otherwise properly functioning monitoring equipment, and at worst viable blood is unnecessarily discarded.

Blood is an extremely precious commodity and no one wants to be using an unreliable temperature monitoring device that leads to throwing away good blood. As one of our users in Europe says: “Blood is life.”

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21st century blood temperature monitoring – Part 1

Interview with Reuben Isbitsky, founder of Timestrip UK Limited, which has just received FDA clearance for its 10°C Nonreversible Blood Transit Temperature Indicator.

 What does FDA clearance of Timestrip 10°C mean for your company?

It’s major milestone. Product-wise, we’ve been deemed and certified as having a medical device that has an accuracy level of ± 0.5°C and is suitable for transporting whole blood. FDA clearance for Timestrip 10°C will allow us to market this product for this specific application.

timestrip_blood_temp_10_portfolioAnd for our business, it marks a very important turning point. We started off as a time indicator company, which evolved into a temperature monitoring business, that is now a high-end medical device and healthcare business.

Moving forward, our business model will be to configure new products for specific and invariably speciality uses. We’re also going to be expanding our range of products for specific uses to enable the safe transportation of the different components of whole blood as well, namely platelets, plasma and frozen blood products. This will go a long way to maximizing the usability of all these components. For instance, even properly transported and stored whole blood only has a shelf life of 35 days, but plasma can be frozen and has many uses.

Lastly, for markets outside the US FDA clearance gives our product enormous credibility. Although FDA clearance cannot be enforced outside the US, in fact for many markets such as Saudi Arabia and India, it is used as an indicator of credibility and for tendering processes is even a prerequisite.

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