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SpotSee temperature indicators ensure medications stay safe during shipping

July 30, 2018
SpotSee's ColdMark and WarmMark alert users about exposure to unacceptable conditions during shipping.

SpotSee, the provider of shock, vibration and temperature monitoring through low-cost connectivity and data, ensures medications are safe with its temperature indicators—ColdMark and WarmMark—that alert users about exposure to unacceptable conditions during shipping.

Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, and the American Hospital Association projects that by 2030, more than 60% of this generation will be managing more than one chronic condition, increasing the need for medication.

“As the population ages and medical delivery becomes a more viable option, the pharmaceutical industry is going to need to take different steps to ensure medications are safe for the patient’s consumption,” said Angela Kerr, vice president of product portfolio, SpotSee.

“For instance, if a patient receives a medication via delivery and finds the package sitting on her front porch in the middle of summer, who is accountable for knowing whether that medication remained within the allotted temperature range? Home delivery of temperature-controlled medications or treatments now brings the patient into the cold chain,” said Kerr.

The state of Georgia requires drug manufacturers to follow temperature regulations and ensure medications are delivered with an easily detectable method for knowing whether or not there was improper storage or temperature variations.

An easy way for companies to ensure medications are at the right level is by using cold-chain temperature indicators such as SpotSee’s ColdMark and WarmMark. Each of these indicators is designed for a single use and alerts users of exposure to unacceptable temperature conditions that are previously selected by the manufacturer.

ColdMark changes color when a temperature goes below a predetermined threshold, and WarmMark monitors for going above the threshold. Together, these products can ensure medications stay at the appropriate temperature, making delivery services safer for consumers.

SpotSee devices monitor shock, vibration, temperature and other environmental conditions through its brands ShockWatch, ShockLog, SpotBot, OpsWatch and WarmMark. The company has a global network of more than 300 sales and technical service partners in 62 nations. SpotSee is headquartered in Dallas TX with operations in Brazil, Netherlands, United Kingdom, China, Mexico and Graham TX.

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