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Timestrip time and temperature monitoring
Timestrip indicator labels are single use, low cost, patented technology diffusing liquid through a viewing window to reveal how much time has passed since activation or temperature breach

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Timestrip will be demonstrating our time and temperature monitors for pharmacies this weekend.

Pharmacy professionals will be meeting on the 10h and 11th of May at Clinical Pharmacy Congress. CPC 2024 will be held at the ExCel London.

Come and meet with us - we’ll be at Stand J50. Test and touch our new products and solutions for pharmacy temperature monitoring.

Timestrip Introduces World’s First Multiple Use Temperature Indicator

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Timestrip® has introduced what is believed to be the first multiple-use temperature indicator of its kind available.

The Timestrip neo Multi is an electronic temperature and time indicator that can be used up to five times before being replaced.

The resettable feature significantly reduces the cost per use as well as simplifying inventory control. By avoiding the need to dispose of indicators after each use, it also represents a move towards sustainability, reducing waste by up to 80%.

Resettable temperature and time indicators

Early adopters of the neo Multi include the ‘food served on the move’ sector, i.e. air, road and rail operators who need to monitor the storage conditions of food to be served in transit. By tracking the conditions experienced by products at unit or pack level, passenger safety can be safeguarded, and unnecessary food waste avoided.

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Customers have a small reset device into which the neo indicator clips, and with a single button press, the indicator is ready for its next use. The number of uses is shown on the product by a set of LEDs. Accidental resetting or tampering with the indicator are avoided by requiring use of the special reset device.

In common with the rest of the neo range, the neo Multi is robust and very small and lightweight, making it suitable for attaching even to small products. Scanning a QR code on the face of the neo Multi allows access to the individual serial number record for full auditability.

“Following the enthusiastic reception for the Timestrip neo range after its introduction eighteen months ago, we are delighted to introduce this further example of technology innovation. We expect strong interest from sectors including hospitals and pharmacies as well as food and beverage.”

Gabriel McGlynn, Chairman of Timestrip
multi use temperature indicator range

Custom variants of the neo Multi can be specified to address specific challenges in temperature and time monitoring. Contact us about multi use temperature monitoring today.

Radboudumc uses Timestrip neo

Pioneers Sustainable Healthcare with Innovative Medicines Returns System

Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), a leading institution in sustainable and innovative healthcare, and Timestrip UK, a leading supplier of time and temperature indicators. are spearheading a groundbreaking initiative to address challenges in re-allocating medicines returned unused from patients.

A panel of 14 hospitals across The Netherlands is implementing a system involving sealed bags containing oncology medicines and Timestrip neo indicators for drugs dispensed to patients. The neo indicators were selected for their clear irreversible alerts, small size and reliability.

Currently, unused medicines returned by patients are not re-dispensed, leading to wastage and potential delays in treatment. Recognizing the need for a more sustainable approach, researchers at Radboudumc have embarked on a trial to evaluate the practicality of a returns system that ensures the authenticity and proper storage conditions of returned medicines.

The panel of 14 hospitals that have been established to participate in the trial comprises six university hospitals, six teaching hospitals and two general hospitals.

When any of the drugs used in the trial are returned to the hospital pharmacy unused, the pharmacists can check that the package has not been interfered with, and that the temperatures incurred during storage and transport have not exceeded specified limits.

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A custom neo indicator was developed to monitor three oncology medicine temperature ranges:
2ºC, 25ºC and 30ºC. A series of LEDs on the front of the indicator show clearly when certain temperature limits have been breached. The indicators also show the duration of exposure to 25ºC up to eight hours.

As the neo indicator alerts are clear and irreversible, clinicians can have confidence in the readings, and a further safeguard is included in the form of a QR code on each indicator that can be scanned to provide serial number data for traceability.

Shirley Xie MSc, the Investigator for the trial at Radboudumc, explains: “Using a temperature indicator is important in providing the evidence needed during the trial. We needed a simple yet effective device which gives us a visible confirmation of medicine quality.”

The ongoing trial is expected to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of the proposed system for re-dispensing oncology (and potentially other) medicines, thereby reducing waste.

Miss Xie emphasizes the significance of the trial: "As well as the potential improvements in efficiency and patient care from re-dispensing unused drugs of good quality, there is a sustainability benefit associated with the reduced waste."

Radboudumc remains committed to making a significant impact on health and healthcare, and this initiative aligns with their broader mission of advancing healthcare practices for the benefit of patients and the environment.

Read more about our partnership with Radboudumc on oncology medicine temperature indicators.

Timestrip will be exhibiting Seafood temperature and Food temperature indicators this weekend at the Seafood Expo North America - March 10-12 in Boston.

See Timestrip Seafood temperature monitors at Booth #2171.

Timestrip® Seafood 37°F/3°C indicator for Reduced Oxygen Packaging will be shown, along with a selection of the new Timestrip neo Food monitoring electronic indicators.

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Timestrip will be demonstrating our irreversible temperature indicators, as well as showing how they can be integrated in your Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system.

Timestrip time temperature integrators (TTIs) can be used in the monitoring, verification and documentation principles of the FDA's HACCP guidelines. Seafood temperature indicators have been designed with the FDA guidance for shipping oysters.

Timestrip also specialises in creating custom time temperature monitoring solutions for the food industry. See food temperature applications for case studies of some of Timestrip's seafood customers

Time-sensitive products such as medicines, vaccines, cosmetics, and replacement items such as water filters require careful monitoring of their shelf life and expiration dates.

Inaccurate monitoring can result in waste, loss of efficacy and potentially dangerous consequences. Timestrip Time is a reliable time indicator solution that allows manufacturers and end users to keep track of their products throughout their lifetime.

What is Timestrip Time?

Timestrip Time is a time indicator label that provides a simple and effective way to monitor the passage of time. The label consists of a paper or plastic card, with an irreversible visual indicator that changes its pattern over time.

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Typical applications are:

  • Medical and healthcare environment. Items such as hospital curtains needs regular replacement to main standards of hygiene. Drugs have an expiration date, and stocks must be rotated to avoid wastage. A Timestrip indicator can make this a simple and highly visible operation. Endoscopes sterilisation need to happen promptly as part of standard procedure, and again a time indicator can ensure that is part of best practice.
  • Manufacturers can include time indicators with their consumable products such as replacement filters and brush heads. Regular changing by end users keeps equipment working efficiently and safely, and boosts supplier revenues.

How to use a Timestrip Time indicator?

The Timestrip Time label is activated by pressing a button on the label's back. Once activated, the label starts tracking the elapsed time, with the visual indicator changing as time passes. The label can be customized to track different time intervals, ranging from hours to several years.

Timestrip Time offers several benefits over traditional time monitoring methods:

Accurate and reliable

Timestrip Time provides accurate and reliable time monitoring, with the visual indicator changing pattern as time passes. The speed of the process is calibrated to ensure accurate tracking of time, even in varying environmental conditions.

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Easy to use

Timestrip Time labels are easy to use and do not require any specialized training or equipment. The label's clear visual indicator makes it easy to monitor elapsed time, and the label can be attached to almost any surface, including primary products, packaging and equipment. End users can interpret the indicators as easily as supply chain professionals.

Customizable

Timestrip Time can be customized to meet the specific time monitoring needs of different industries and applications. The label's activation time, elapsed time, and visual indicator can be customized to suit a wide range of products and environments. Customer branding is also available.

Cost-effective

Timestrip Time is a cost-effective time monitoring solution compared with other methods such as electronic timers or manual recording. The label's low cost and ease of use make it a practical choice for any organisation that needs to ensure time is monitored effectively.

Contact us today to learn more about how Timestrip Time can benefit your business.

Timestrip neo time and temperature indicators travel with packed food and provides clear alerts if temperature or shelf life limits have been breached.

See how our temperature indicators are used in food

Watch our video to see how Timestrip neo works in the food industry:

The Timestrip neo range includes indicators for accidental freezing and for chilled conditions. Read more about Timestrip neo.

We have an exciting new year ahead filled with new products, news and opportunities!

Happy New Year, from all of us at Timestrip!


We are currently shipping Timestrip neo indicators.

Read more about our small electronic time temperature indicators here.


 If our 3 stock products do not suit your needs, talk to us about customising today

Changing seasons, global warming, customs delays – these can all make food supply chain management more of a challenge than ever. Many foodstuffs suffer spoilage if exposed to too high a temperature, while others are sensitive to cold and need a freeze alert, but simple tools are available to monitor ambient conditions and provide alerts if breaches to expected conditions are detected.

New regulations make it mandatory to implement formal procedures for food handling. For example, the US FDA will introduce a new food traceability rule in November 2022. 

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Timestrip food indicators can:

  • Reduce product spoilage and wastage
  • Help suppliers to comply with local and national regulations
  • Demonstrate a commitment to responsible quality assurance systems and good manufacturing practices

Timestrip liquid-based temperature indicators

8C temperature indicator

Timestrip produces a wide range of indicators based on reliable chemical processes, from the Timestrip PLUS 170 that produces an alert at -20ºC, to the Timestrip PLUS 171 that reacts at 38ºC, there are stock products available to suit every need. For food monitoring, a popular choice is the Timestrip PLUS 065 with an alert set at 8ºC ascending and an indication of how long the set temperature has been breached – up to 8 hours.

The single use indicators are easily activated and read with little or no training required. Some are designed with FDA compliance in mind.

For picking and packing of fresh fruit and vegetables, indicator labels can be attached to punnets for example. Dairy products such as ice cream may use a Timestrip PLUS 058 -14ºC label ascending, and for frozen shipments of any kind, a Timestrip PLUS 077 0ºC ascending indicator is ideal. While foods sensitive to freezing can benefit from a freeze alert indicator such as the Timestrip neo Freeze Alarm.

24 Month time indicator

Timestrip liquid-based time indicators

For high value goods, a Timestrip Time 24 month time indicator can provide stock rotation / shelf life monitoring for up to 24 months.

A unique serial number on each indicator make these products completely traceable as part of a quality management system.

Food temperature data recording

For applications where a record of temperature data is required, the Timestrip Micro Data Logger TL520 is a compact and economical ‘micro data logger’ that provides alerts when temperatures breach set limits, and allows the logged data to be downloaded to an app for investigation and analysis. Simpler and easier to use than conventional data loggers, the TL520 requires minimal training in use, and can be used at any point in the cold chain.

The 2-8ºC default settings make the TL520 ideal for monitoring cold chain (refrigerated) temperatures in the storage and transport of foods.

Package level electronic monitoring

Timestrip neo indicators are specially designed electronic devices that are cost effective, accurate and reliable, and so support the actions required to manage the food hygiene and safety procedures in food businesses, and ensure that end customers enjoy the highest quality product.

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Timestrip neo indicators:

  • Give accurate and reliable visual alerts to breaches in temperature level and duration
  • Are small and robust enough to travel with the product throughout the supply chain
  • Are suitable for field or factory use - simple to use and read
  • Are much cheaper than conventional data loggers
  • Include a unique serial number printed on each indicator for traceability

The Timestrip neo Fridge TT525-AB stock product indicates at -0.5C, 2C and 8C, with time monitoring for the 8ºC level. It can therefore be ideal for monitoring all types of frozen and chilled foods, fresh fish and other seafood, meat, salads, vegetables etc.

Have questions about monitoring food with Timestrip? Contact us today.

Timestrip® has added to its recently announced neo platform with two new stocked products.

The Freeze Alarm is designed for products that are sensitive to freezing, and provides a visible freeze alert if the ambient temperature drops below 0ºC for 30 minutes; it shows a further alert at 60 minutes.

The Room Temp indicator monitors the range 15 to 25ºC, and alerts at one hour.

The two new indicators complement the first Timestrip neo product, the Fridge Alarm, which reacts at three temperatures and five time intervals.

All the products check temperatures around twice a minute, and are expected to be popular in healthcare applications including vaccines and pharmaceuticals, as well as foodstuffs, paint, adhesives and chemicals. Serial numbers on every product provide for traceability in quality control systems.

Timestrip neo is the latest platform for a range of single use electronic temperature and time indicators that provide highly versatile operation at low cost. More accurate than liquid indicators, the electronic indicators have been specially developed to combine ease of use with a very small and light form factor. All Timestrip neo indicators are suitable for pack level monitoring with both time and multiple temperature settings.

“The Timestrip neo platform technology can cover a very wide range of user needs. We have anticipated three of the most common applications with the Fridge Alarm and now the Freeze Alarm and Room Temperature indicators and will hold them in stock for rapid despatch.”

Gabriel McGlynn, Chairman of Timestrip.

Other configurations of time and temperature are available to order for quantities as low as 20,000 units. Contact us today for more information.

Booth J70 FIME Miami

Timestrip will be showing off our time and temperature indicators at the Florida International Medical Expo in Miami from July 27 - July 29th, 2022.

FIME is the largest leading event in the medical device, sterilization, innoculation and equipment sector for the Americas.

This event is FREE! You can register at: FIME Show registration

 We will be introducing our brand new electronic indicator at FIME. If you are attending, please stop by Booth J70 to get samples of our liquid indicators and learn about our newest electronic indicator.

Interested in knowing more about Timestrip & the Medical industry?

Here are some of the ways Timestrip is being used today:

Disinfection and sterilisation

Laparoscopes, arthroscopes, endoscopes, surgical and dental instruments and many other simple or complex instruments require thorough cleaning before disinfection and sterilization processes to remove inorganic and organic materials. Timestrip one hour time indicators are used by technicians to ensure that equipment is not left to stand for longer than the hour, prompting timely processing.

In one such application, the small Timestrips are attached to containers carrying complex medical instruments (endoscopes) for sterilisation, and with a single button press, the one-hour countdown process is started, at the end of a which a clear, unambiguous visual alert is shown

Blood supply monitoring

Tenet Healthcare used Blood Temp 10 temperature indicators to monitor blood transportation. These helped the company to comply with regulatory guidance by providing auditable proof that blood core temperature was maintained when returned to the blood bank. A survey by PDC Healthcare reported that the blood bag temperature indicators helped Tenet significantly improve blood transportation quality control and workflow efficiency.

Vaccine monitoring

Timestrip acted fast to develop vaccine monitoring solutions when coronavirus vaccines became available requiring deep freeze cold chain storage and transport down to -70C.
One solution is the VRM30 indicator shows the time that vaccines have been held in the chilled 2-8C range, and has markers for 1, 5 days up to 30 days, learn about our newest electronic indicator.

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