Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 – 10°C Blood Irreversible Transit Temperature Indicator

Our Blood Temp 10 offers simple quality assurance for 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.

With a squeeze of a button, Blood Temp 10 is activated and indicates simply and clearly if the temperature of the blood has risen above the threshold temperature. Accurate to +/- 0.5 degrees C.

For blood storage – see Blood Temp 6 indicators

Ease of Use

Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 is inert prior to activation. They can be shipped and stored at ambient temperatures and have no special storage requirements.

Blood Temp 10 has two windows: an activation window that is yellow prior to activation and a breach window that is white prior to activation,

Activate at room temperature. Activation is possible only when the surrounding temperature is above the stated threshold temperature.

Clear Activation

Firmly squeeze the blister located on top of the indicator.

Once activated, a green activation line appears in the yellow activation window and continues to fill the window turns completely green. The breach window will remain white.

The Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 can be directly applied by removing the adhesive liner on the back.

Communication

Once activated, Blood Temp 10 will continuously monitor temperature.

When the core temperature of the blood bag breaches 10°C for Blood Temp 10 an immediate indication of temperature abuse is recorded:

Indication of arming window will remain green, while the breach window will turn blue.

The breach window is irreversible and cannot be reset / changed.

Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 Product

Timestrip® Blood Temp 10

for Blood Bags

10°C / 50°F

+/- 0.5°C accuracy

activation indication window

activation blister on top

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Features

  • Improve compliance

    unit level serialization allows for individual product tracking and lot tractability

  • Easy to use

    field activated with a simple push of a button, accurate to +/- 0.5°C, no special storage & shipping requirements

  • Save blood

    remove the ambiguity of temperature abuse and return stock safely

  • Save money

    Reducing your loss rate by 8% pays for total investment and a conservative 25% reduction doubles your return

  • Save time

    no preparation, preheating or temperature controlled storage – ready to use from ambient

Certification

This product has been manufactured under the controls established by a IQC approved quality management system that conforms with ISO 13485:2003 under certificate number: I9934.

Timestrip is dedicated to maintaining the highest efficiency and responsiveness in achieving our ultimate goal – Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction.

FDA 510(k) #BK150289

Red Blood Cell Transportation

Unsure if bags of blood were left out for too long at unsafe temperatures when moving Red Blood Cells from storage to the operating table?

Don’t just rely on the time rule alone. Instead, choose Blood Temp 10.

Our small indicator visually alerts that a temperature breach occurred and the blood can not be used or returned to storage.

Blood Temp 10 is a unique FDA 510(k) medical device that does not require preconditioning and is CE approved.

Just Squeeze, Peel, Stick – That’s it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Blood Temp 10

Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 a single use temperature indicator in a self-adhesive label format. It provides proof of meeting AABB Standards and the FDA’s CFR 600.15(a) for monitoring temperature of whole blood during transportation and storage.

FDA 510(k) #BK150289

Absolutely not! Unlike some other threshold temperature products, Blood Temp 10 do not require pre-conditioning.
Just activate Blood Temp 10 at any temperature above 10°C/50°F as you cannot squeeze the dye out of the blister if it is in solid form. You then simply need to adhere the Timestrip onto a pre-chilled blood bag, whose temperature will immediately solidify the dye and track any 10 degree temperature breaches.

You really need to try them (for free, of course) to really appreciate how easy they are to use. Timestrip Blood Temp 10 have the same or better accuracy than other indicators on the market, are FDA cleared, but where they are different from other indicators: Blood Temp 10 are simpler and faster to store, to use, and even cost a bit less, saving you time, money and effort.

Because we like our customers!

You can use these free products for testing, training, validation, or just to save money. In the unlikely case any got damaged along the way or someone just wanted to try one, there is no need to get in touch, although we’re always happy to hear from our customers.

Personally, we think that all companies should give stuff away for free!

Yes. Orientation has no impact on the way it works.

That is normal, and as it should be. It goes a bit lighter green because the liquid inside has solidified and contracts slightly within the pore structure, making it appear a lighter shade.

No, unlike some other blood bag temperature indicators, Blood Temp 10 can be stored at ambient temperatures and activated only when needed.

The expiry date is provided for each batch of products supplied. You will find it on a label on each box together with the batch coding we use for traceability.

The Blood Temp 10 adhesive is intended for labels to be used on blood bags. Request the MSDS for more details.

Blood Temp 10 indicators allow you to monitor the temperature of blood in a blood bag when it leaves the blood bank to go to a ward, operating room or other location.
Blood Temp 10 indicators require no power, a and can be read easily and instantly by the end user. Indication is irreversible and each indicator has a unique serial number to ensure traceability.

The activation window gives an immediate confirmation that the indicator is armed as it turns from yellow to green. If this doesn’t happen immediately, then fully re-squeeze the button between thumb and finger. The breach/indication window (white with a red border) is separate so that you can clearly see if there has been a breach of the 10°C/50°F temperature threshold. If no breach has occurred the window will remain white. It will turn blue if there is a breach.

A blue dye housed in a blister is held adjacent to a micro-porous membrane. Upon squeezing the activation button the dye comes out of the blister and into contact with the membrane. The temperature of the chilled blood bag solidifies the liquid, and thus unable to move through the membrane. If the temperature rises to or above the threshold temperature of 10°C/50°F, the dye changes to liquid form, moves through the membrane and indicates a breach when blue dye shows up in the indication window.

Any blue colouration of the indication window (partial or full) denotes a temperature breach of 10°C.

If stored under the correct conditions, this is highly unlikely to happen, but if it does, the built-in activation window lets you know it. If this happens, don’t use the indicator and select another. There is no need to contact us, as we ship 1 or 2 extra indicators per pack free of charge anyway.

Yes. Please contact us for the MSDS for further information. We only use food-grade oils and non-toxic colourants in our formulation.

In the unlikely event that the liquid leaks from the indicator and comes into contact with skin, simply wash with soap and water. If the liquid comes into contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

This product is not a replacement for the professional judgment of laboratory/blood bank professionals and/or policies and procedures that are applicable to your institution.

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