COVID-19 APPLICATIONS 

There are a myriad of applications for Timestrip time and temperature indicator labels in healthcare

We often get asked what exactly our Timestrip products do and tend to say:

“Timestrip adhesive indicators show if how long an item has been in use, or how long a temperature breach lasted.”

However, you probably haven’t imagined all the possibilities of our versatile technology. Here’s a quick rundown of the most common products requested to combat the COVID-19 pandemic:

ELECTRONIC    MONITORING

Electronic indicators such as the eTimestrip TIR are small, robust electronic temperature indicators that provide a cost effective, reliable way to detect temperature breaches. These electronic temperature indicators have several pharma and healthcare applications.

 eTimestrip TIR:  Monitors 2-8°C and 0°C temperature ranges that status can be read by LED lights and PDF reporting.

 eTimestrip Complete:  2-8°C temperature monitoring with LED lights and reporting via our eTimestrip App.

VACCINE    TEMPERATURE

Timestrip has a range of temperature indicators that monitor time frozen vaccines have been kept out of the frozen environment, to confirm they have not been left to thaw for too long, including a quality control resolution for proper transport/handling of ultra-frozen vaccines.

 Ultrafrozen Vaccine Temperature:   When a vaccine is placed outside its -70°C storage temperature into a fridge before use, the Vaccine Thaw Timer will start recording the time the vaccine spent thawing in the refrigerated environment.
 30 Day Fridge Storage:   Measures 30 days in refrigerator temperatures, indicating when 10, 20 & 30 days have passed.
 Out of Fridge Monitoring:   Starts measuring time once vaccine is taken out of the refrigerator for up to 12 hours above 2-8°C.

RAPID    DIAGNOSTICS

Our smart labels such as RD15 is a 15 minute timer – used in coronavirus diagnostic testing. Time indicators can be used in the new rapid diagnostic test kits to monitor reaction time.
These fast turnaround lateral flow kits are being distributed more widely, as an important part of test and trace strategies. They are a key element in the coronavirus battle by making mass testing a reality.

Rapid Test Timers: Can be customised for specific time to measure the time since test was started.

ANTIVIRAL    DELIVERY

Timestrip has developed integrating time / temperature indicators (TTIs) that can follow the response of antivirals even under changing conditions of transport and storage.

 Antiviral TTI:  Our TTIs reflect how the temperatures affect the antivirals during the delivery from manufacturing to pharmacy to patient.

VIRUS SPECIMEN    TRANSPORT

Our range of Virus Specimen Transport (VST) indicators were developed with the WHO and FDA guidance on the transport of coronavirus diagnostic specimens.

 VST Range:  Specimens need to be kept within temperature guidance from test site to lab for accurate testing.

PPE    REPLACEMENT

Our time indicators are an alert tool to remind hospital workers Personal Protection Equipment must be replaced regularly to reduce the chance of virus transmission.

 12 hour Time Indicator:  Hospitals have been requesting 12 hour indicators to remind staff to replace PPE during shortages when they can not be replaced more frequently.

FIXTURE   SANITISATION

Hospital curtains and semi fixtures can harbor dangerous levels of bacteria. When hospital rooms are not sanitised regularly, or medical components in hospitals are not replaced, patients and staff are at risk of Hospital Acquired Infections.

3 Month Indicator: Hospital Curtain replacement

3 Day: IV cannula replacement

ANTIBACTERIAL REPLACEMENT

Individuals are being urged by governments to practise social distancing, observe more rigorous hygiene
procedures including the use of hand sanitisers. After opening, they have a finite shelf life before replacement is required. Timestrip time indicators can be affixed at the individual product level and activated when opening. They assure individuals and healthcare workers sanitizers are used at peak efficacy.

2 Years:  Most sanitizers have a 2 year PAO. Ask about custom time ranges.

LABORATORY SPECIMENS

Our smart labels are also used for the diagnostic testing and biological specimen transportation. Temperature indicators show if biological specimens have been kept within WHO guidelines.

Timestrip Complete: 2-8°C shipment temperature monitor

Timestrip PLUS -20°C: frozen biological specimen shipments

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CORE    VALUES

Timestrip supports professionals in Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Medical sectors by helping comply with regulation through practices and procedure. At Timestrip, we develop non-reversible, cost effective indicators. We often get asked what exactly our Timestrip products do and tend to say:

“Timestrip adhesive indicators show if how long an item has been in use, or how long a temperature breach lasted.”

Our R&D and Production team has many years experience working with this technology to create bespoke indication solutions. We have accomplished many bespoke builds of indicators for clients who want something specific that is not available through regular channels in sourcing temperature solutions.

Of course the liquid, cost effective, non-reversable, compact time lapse indicator is unique to Timestrip and offers an eye catching visual reminder to action procedure whether after 1 hour, 7 days, 3 months or 24 months, or any timeframe in between.

OUR    CUSTOMERS

  • Siemens SA

    Petra Houart, Operations Manager at Siemens Healthcare in Johannesburg
  • ICP Medical

    Brian Sanders, president of ICP Medical LLC
  • Island Creek Oyster Company

    Emily Weedon from Island Creek
  • We utilize the Timestrip® Plus indicator to ensure that our goods arrive at the end-user in good condition and that the cold chain has not been broken for any significant time period. When we get calls from customers letting us know that the Timestrip® has been activated, we replace the reagents immediately. The benefit is, that this is a service only Siemens gives to their customers in South Africa and that we are sure our products are arriving without having been exposed to high temperatures, which may compromise results in certain circumstances.

  • Our Rapid Refresh™ brand is all about simplifying the job of the healthcare worker by making it fast and easy to refresh a curtain. We are excited to offer a revolutionary product that makes managing curtain changes easy for increased compliance and a safer environment.

  • We are shipping thousands of individual consignments every year and with a Timestrip® Plus TTI in every box we know that our oysters had a safe trip!

CONTACT    US

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