Timestrip neo Goes Travelling
Dr Carrie Milton is a veterinarian and adventure traveller. She speaks three languages well and is conversational in three more. In addition to practising veterinary medicine, she is an accredited copy-editor who provides proofreading and editing services to a range of clients.
Carrie is also a long-term sufferer of rheumatoid arthritis, and needs a regular supply of drugs to keep this painful condition at bay. However, she is determined not to let this setback spoil her chances of a full and active life, and one day came up with the idea of starting a travel blog, now called ‘Adventures with RA’.
“I wanted to promote an active lifestyle and to share my experiences in such a way that they may be encouraging and useful to others suffering from chronic illness”Dr Carrie Milton
Traveling with fridge medicines
The nature of Carrie’s expeditions means that her drug supply is in danger of being exposed to harsh environmental conditions and since this can lead to a loss of efficacy, she needs a way to monitor for temperature breaches during storage and transport.
Carrie discovered Timestrip neo – at that time a newly introduced product that, when activated, provides constant confirmation that conditions have remained within expected limits.
Small, very light and low cost, the neo indicators are now popular in industries that work with foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals, where they can be attached to products at unit or batch level.
Any breach of temperature is shown clearly using LED lamps, along with the cumulative duration of the breach.†
Carrie was so impressed with the Timestrip neo that she took to LinkedIn to exclaim:
"I'm excited about using the Timestrip neo to monitor my biologic medication. What a mission it is to travel with fridge meds, never mind to simply look after them during power cuts in South Africa! Thank you, @timestripukltd, for making it a little easier and a little less stressful!"
As she continues on her mission to promote an adventurous and healthy lifestyle, we wish Carrie all the best using her new travel companion: the Timestrip neo!
† Carrie used a neo TT525-AB, but other products are available to cover different temperature and time ranges.