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3 Reasons Why Temperature Monitoring is Essential in Cryopreservation

Cryopreservation is a process that is widely used in medical, research, and industrial laboratories to preserve biological materials such as cells, blood, and human tissues by cooling the samples to very low temperatures. However, even small fluctuations in the freezer’s operating temperature can result in the loss of these valuable samples and research materials.

By installing wireless temperature monitoring systems, hospitals and laboratories around the world overcome the challenges they face when it comes to cryopreservation of biological materials.

Here we are going to discuss the key reasons why temperature monitoring is essential in cryopreservation.

1. Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance

It goes without saying that protecting the integrity of samples is of the utmost importance in any laboratory. When it comes to cryopreservation, temperature monitoring is key.

The low-temperature monitoring system can help in ensuring that temperature stays within the pre-defined boundaries which, when broken, would be flagged by the audible alarm, warning the operator that product safety and quality is at risk of being jeopardised, allowing for quick action and resolution.

Furthermore, if the temperature boundary is compromised by machine failure occurring outside of regular working hours, alerts can be set up to be sent out via SMS and email, ensuring that appropriate actions could be taken, and valuable samples wouldn’t be destroyed by the time the problem is discovered. Not only can it save you valuable samples, money, and time but it can also help to ensure that you stay compliant with FDA and NHS regulations.

2. Temperature Monitoring During Transportation

When it comes to the transportation of cryopreserved samples, temperature monitoring solutions are extremely important as a temperature-controlled supply chain is critical to product quality and safety.

Real-time low-temperature monitoring can allow you to review the conditions that your samples are in during the entire transit, allowing you to respond quickly to any temperature fluctuations. In addition, by allowing this quick resolution of problems during transport, cryopreservation temperature monitoring systems also help reduce any delays, enabling companies to deliver important samples to those who require them urgently.

3. Automatic Reporting and Data Collection

Low temperature monitoring solutions allow companies to collect vast amounts of data, by reviewing which they can learn about issues and spot specific trends. For example, if there are any temperature discrepancies that frequently reoccur, these issues can be addressed and resolved. Furthermore, when using a wireless temperature monitoring system companies can choose to run automatic reports detail temperatures, that can be easily exported or automatically sent to legislation bodies, saving time spent doing that manually.

So, if you’d like to ensure optimum quality of your samples, prevent waste and learn from data by introducing automated cryopreservation low-temperature monitoring to your current temperature monitoring system, then get in touch with our team at Wessex Power. Learn more about our wireless temperature monitoring systems by calling us on+44 (0)1929 459 459 or use our online contact form to get in touch.

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