Virus Specimen Time Indication & Temperature Breach Combi

indication of time since collection & temperature breach combined indicator

Timestrip VST Fridge Combi

Timestrip is launching the Virus Specimen Transport Range, VST Fridge Combi for transportation of virus specimens.

It is an exclusive combined solution that has a unique Time indicator to measure the lapse of time since virus samples were collected, as well as a temperature breach element to indicate if samples are no longer in fridge conditions.

Global regulations require use of a temperature-controlled transport system to maintain sample viability for testing. According to WHO regulations, specimens may be stored/transported chilled between (2-8°C) for up to 72 hours after collection.

Convenient time tracking in chilled conditions

The VST Fridge Combi is a time measuring indicator. It starts at point of specimen collection and measures 72 Hours after activation.

Combined with the 8°C Fridge temperature breach indicator, VST Fridge Combi records any breach in temperature if specimens are exposed to out of fridge conditions.

It is the first product of its kind to offer both elements aligning to regulatory requirement within one complete solution.

WHO Regulations

According to FDA & WHO regulations, coronavirus specimens may be stored/transported chilled between 2-8°C for up to 72 hours after collection.

In addition, virology specimen collection guidelines state similarly that “most viruses remain stable at 4°C for 2-3 days“.

However, although viruses are highly stable at chilled temps, it was reported that when exposed to temperatures above 50-55°C coronavirus specimens become non-infectious within short timeframe (hours).

Timestrip VST (Virus Specimen Transport) series has been specially formulated to provide an adequate quality control resolution for proper transport/storage of clinical viral specimens.

Cost effective reliable monitoring

  •  Unique 72hr Time lapse Indicator calibrated to Fridge temperature

  •  Indicates temperature breach on a specimen

  •  Designed aligning to WHO regulations

  •  Unique serial numbers for trackability

  •  Backing card can be customized to your needs

Timestrip VST Combi Range

VST Fridge Combi

  • 72 hour time lapse fridge indicator
  • Temperature Breach 8°C/46°F
  • Customizable backing card

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How VST Fridge Combi works

Simple to use: Activate, Peel, Adhere

Timestrip VST Fridge Combi is inert until activation.

time exposure viral specimenfridge temperature breachTime lapse indicator with temperature breach element

If one or more of the combinations indicator windows are filled it means the Time and/or temperature have been breached & the specimen may be compromised.

Timestrip VST Technical Documents & Information

Specifications

Time Indicator Specifications

Run time 72 Hours
Calibration temperature 4°C ±1°C
Time Accuracy ± 15 % in time under isothermal conditions
Splash proof Not suitable for immersion in water
Activation Type Inert until activated. Activation by button on top.
Color of progressing front Red
Storage Conditions Store indoors, at room temperature up to 30°C
Shelf Life 3 Years from date of manufacture (MD)

 

Temperature Indicator Specifications

Temperature accuracy ± 1°C/2°F
Time Accuracy ± 15 % in time under isothermal conditions
Splash proof Not suitable for immersion in water
Activation Type Inert until activated. Activation by button on top.
Color of progressing front Blue
Storage Conditions Store indoors, at room temperature up to 30°C
Shelf Life Expiry date is stated on each pack

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