ISO 13485:2003 Quality Management Certification

ISO 13485:2003Timestrip is proud to announce the successful certification to ISO 13485:2003 Quality Management Standard for Medical Devices in addition to our recent recertification of ISO 9001:2008.

Recognised around the world, the ISO 13485:2003 registration is based on eight quality management principles. These include: customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process approach, system approach to management, continual improvement, fact-based decision-making and mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

The certification of the Company’s compliance with ISO 13485:2003 recognizes the policies, practices and procedures of our firm to ensure consistent quality in the products provided to our customers. With this certification, our medical and non-medical clients can be confident that Timestrip is dedicated to maintaining the highest efficiency and responsiveness achieving our ultimate goal – Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction.

Timestrip is certified as meeting the requirements of ISO:13485 for the following activities: DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING OF SMART LABELS FOR MEDICAL USE.

To maintain our certification, Timestrip will perform annual audits to ensure compliance and to assess initiatives for continued improvement. Our customers can be confident that Timestrip will continue to provide the high quality services they have come to expect well into the future.

We believe that our decision to become ISO 13485 Certified is a proactive one that not only anticipates the demands of our customers, but also demonstrates our commitment to providing quality services to all our customers in the medical industry. We strongly believe augmenting our certification offers our customers a “Best-in-Class” choice for smart labels.

The accreditation also supports our work in pharmaceutical categories, where a range of Timestrip products are used to identify temperature breaches in highly regulated cold chain environments. We are helping to protect patients and prevent unnecessary wastage of many drugs, vaccines and blood products, where the 2-8°C/46°F storage range is critical to so many products.

BT10 activationTimestrip indicators are leading the market in the provision of low-cost temperature indicators, as demonstrated by our blood bag temperature monitoring labels. In 2013 we launched the Timestrip Blood Temp 10 indicator, in response to the need to reduce wastage of precious blood stocks, discarded through uncertainty around temperature breaches incurred when bags are in use and removed from carefully controlled refrigeration storage units in blood banks.

Belgian Red Cross-Flanders logoIn 2014, Timestrip UK Ltd announced it is working with Belgian Red Cross-Flanders to develop new blood temperature monitoring labels with a product development program looking 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 are now being developed and reviewed in consultation with Belgian Red Cross-Flanders.

Gates Foundation Vaccine Reminder BandAlso in 2014 we were proud to be the technology of choice for an innovative new product created to provide a wearable, low-cost vaccination reminder product for new-born children.

Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationThe Bill Gates Foundation funded Vaccine Reminder Band is currently undergoing field trials in Pakistan. Timestrip has a long history of innovation in the medical device sector and we now provide a range of products which act as invaluable visual aids to doctors, patients and healthcare workers.

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For example in the UK, a number of NHS dispensing pharmacies are already using Timestrip® PLUS to monitor the cold chain for temperature-sensitive drugs such as Neulasta® and Total Paternal Nutrition (‘TPN’) products.

Timestrip is committed to quality assurance processes and procedures and we see the ISO 13485:2003 Quality Management Standard for Medical Devices accreditation as a natural progression of our work in the specialist markets in which we aim to excel.

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Frostine’s Skin Care Line by LG Cosmetics

Frostine’s: Major Korean beauty brand LG’s skin care line

Timestrip indicators were added to the base of glass bottles used across the Frostine’s range by LG cosmetics as it launched its revolutionary new brand across Korea in one of its biggest multi-channel campaigns of 2012.

LG is the second biggest cosmetic brand owner in Korea and the Frostine’s brand extends its reputation for innovation in the sector.

The Frostine’s range comprises toners, eye creams, masks and moisturizers with a unique formulation that requires the products to be kept refrigerated at all times. In addition to the chilled characteristics, some of the creams and toners lose their efficacy after 6 weeks, so each bottle comes with a Timestrip applied to the base so that consumers can trigger the timing label and check the product integrity at a glance each time they are used.

See their custom Timestrip design and unique cosmetic integration from 1:50-3:00 in the video below.

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Timestrip adds value to Vegellia beauty products VIDEO

These Timestrip time monitoring indicators, safe for use in refrigerated environments, are now incorporated into Vegellia beauty products.

Users will see a visual indication of the elapsed time reminding them to replace their Vegellia lotion at the end of the product’s shelf life. The Timestrip indicator ensures users will always be using Vegellia products at their top performance.

See how it works in the video below:

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Contract win – Toothbrush Order

Contract win – Toothbrush Order

Timestrip Plc is delighted to announce that it has received its first order to supply a custom designed Timestrip® for full integration into the handle of a mass-market toothbrush.  The order is from a leading supplier of own-label toothbrushes and a product launch, through a global retailer, of the first range of toothbrushes is scheduled for Q3 this year.

Packaging instructions worldwide usually state that toothbrushes should be replaced at least every three months for dental and general hygiene reasons.  It is widely accepted that consumers struggle to comply with this instruction and are therefore using toothbrushes that are past their useful life.

The Timestrip® will be fully integrated into the body of the toothbrushes, to be activated by the consumer upon first use by simply pushing a button on the handle.  A window shows the highly visual colour progression across the Timestrip®, helping remind the consumer when it is time to replace the toothbrush.  The Timestrip® is easy to activate, reliable and cannot be reset or stopped once in use.

Confidentiality restrictions currently prevent the disclosure of the supplier or the retailer who will launch the product. The value of this initial order is modest although the potential exists for this product line to become a major future revenue source for the Company.  Approximately 110 million toothbrushes are sold in the UK annually, and 400 million in the U.S.

Paul Freedman, Joint CEO Timestrip Plc:  “We have long been aware of the compelling proposition for integrating a cost-effective timer inside a toothbrush.  It offers clear health benefits to the consumer as well as obvious commercial benefits to the manufacturer and retailer. The global opportunity is self-evident and we are delighted to be taking this important step towards mass market commercialization of the technology in this sector.”

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