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Medication Temperature Indicators

Medication Temperature Indicators2024-01-09T00:35:47+04:00

Visual Indication of Heat Exposure, for Temperature Sensitive Medications

Visual Indication of Heat Exposure, for Temperature Sensitive Medications

Heat exposure can degrade the efficacy of many temperature-sensitive medical products, such as vaccines and biologics.  Even a gradual change in the temperature of a product over time can affect its performance. Products such as injectable medications, adhesives and sealants require refrigeration to maintain their efficacy. We offer irreversible and reversible indicators that support a variety of different stability profiles, helping you monitor temperature to ensure a positive customer experience.

HEATmarker

HEATmarker

HEATmarker VVM

HEATmarker VVM

HEATmarker VVM+

HEATmarker VVM+

LIMITmarker

LIMITmarker

LIMITmarker Reversible 18°C

LIMITmarker Reversible 18°C

HEATmarker

Time Temperature Indicators

HEATmarker is a miniaturized, self-adhesive temperature monitoring indicator that can be applied directly to temperature-sensitive products. HEATmarker gradually changes color as heat exposure accumulates. When the gradual color change surpasses the reference color the user can identify if the product has exceeded its temperature limit.
Make Time-Temperature Monitoring Easy: HEATmarker features color-changing technology enabling the identification of potentially degraded products so action can be confidently taken. The indication area, initially light in color, becomes darker when exposed to heat. When the cumulative heat exposure has reached the limits of its profile, the indicator will either be the same color as or darker than the outer ring surrounding it.
Preserve Product Supplies: HEATmarker provides a visual cue to allow users to preserve product supplies and maximize inventory efficiencies by using products that haven’t reached their endpoints, and disposing of only those products with HEATmarkers that have reached their endpoints.
Sophisticated Chemistry Supports a Variety of Product Stabilities: Featuring patented technology, HEATmarkers are available in options to support the stability of your product. For example, a HEATmarker Hx indicator (37°C specification temperature) with 9 days to endpoint would be used for a less stable product while a HEATmarker Hx indicator with 36 days to endpoint would be used for a more stable product.
Models: HEATmarker Hx Series, HEATmarker Hu Series, HEATmarker M, H and E

Vaccine Vial Monitors

Used to monitor the temperature exposure of vaccines globally since 1996, identified as a critical component by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, HEATmarker VVM is an indicator containing a heat-sensitive material that is affixed to a vaccine vial by the manufacturer to allow for full-life monitoring.
HEATmarker VVM indicators are affixed to a vaccine vial by the manufacturer to allow for full-life temperature monitoring. The inner square features a heat-sensitive material that becomes darker when exposed to heat. The color change is faster at higher temperatures and slower at lower temperatures. At the endpoint, the inner square is the same color as or darker than the outer circle. This allows the HEATmarker VVM to give health workers an overview of the cumulative heat exposure of the vaccine and a clear visual indication when it has reached its time-temperature endpoint, informing them whether the vaccine should be administered.
Simple Identification of Cumulative Heat Exposure: HEATmarker VVM’s inner square features a heat-sensitive chemistry that shows a gradual and permanent color change. Initially light in color, it becomes darker when exposed to heat. At the endpoint, the inner square is the same color as, or darker than the outer circle. This visual indication alerts healthcare workers of the heat exposure of each vaccine vial to inform them whether the vaccine should be administered.
Preserve Valuable Inventory: Since their appearance changes gradually over time, health workers can use HEATmarker VVM to easily monitor heat exposure and dispose of only the vaccine inventory that has reached their temperature endpoints. In addition, they can prioritize the use of those vaccines that have had more heat exposure (without exceeding the limit) over those that have not.
Extend Vaccinations to the Last Mile: The color change of HEATmarker VVM provides a visible and reliable indicator allowing healthcare professionals to confidently carry vaccines to previously unreachable populations.
Models: HEATmarker VVM 250, HEATmarker VVM 30, HEATmarker VVM 14, HEATmarker VVM 11, HEATmarker VVM 7, HEATmarker VVM 2

Vaccine Vial Monitors for Peak Temperature Excursions

HEATmarker VVM+ was developed specifically for monitoring heat-stable vaccines. HEATmarker VVM+ combines traditional HEATmarker VVM cumulative heat with innovative peak temperature indication technology addressing the risk that vaccines stored outside of the cold chain may be subjected to a peak temperature excursion which could cause rapid degradation.
HEATmarker VVM+ provides healthcare workers a new level of assurance, in the same historic format as the traditional HEATmarker VVM. HEATmarker VVM+ visually shows whether there has been either a cumulative heat or a peak heat threshold exposure so that the healthcare worker can make the same scientific determination to vaccinate the child based on the color change. Choose the HEATmarker VVM+ that best correlates to the heat stability of the vaccine per the WHO Immunization Vaccines and Biologicals guidelines.
Innovative Combined Heat and Peak Threshold Indication: HEATmarker VVM+ uses two proprietary sensing technologies, including the newest threshold indicator technology, which is layered on the classic HEATmarker VVM in a highly precise manufacturing process. It reacts, looks like and is interpreted the same as the traditional HEATMarker VVM. But, at 40°C, HEATmarker VVM+ reaches its endpoint rapidly to show exposure to critical peak temperature.
Support Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) Initiative: There is a risk that vaccines stored outside of the cold chain may be subjected to a peak temperature excursion which could cause rapid vaccine degradation. HEATmarker VVM+ features innovative technology that indicates that a vaccine exceeded the labeled high-temperature threshold limit during transportation – especially during the last mile, when the vaccine will be out of the cold chain.
Lowers the Cost of Vaccine Delivery: HEATmarker VVM+ drives down the overall vaccination cost. It reduces the investment needed for cold chain equipment and supplies, while reducing the risk of vaccine freezing by enabling the reduction of potentially damaging ice packs and allowing the vaccine carrier to hold more life-saving vaccines.
Models: HEATmarker VVM+ 250, HEATmarker VVM+30

Threshold Heat Indicators

LIMITmarker irreversible temperature indicators can be applied directly to heat-sensitive products, available with delayed (2 hrs) or immediate (15 secs) Indication. When exposed to temperatures at or above the response temperature, the heat indicators change color within a specified response time to give a visual warning.
LIMITmarker provides an easy-to-read, irreversible visual signal within the specified response time that heat exposure at or above the response temperature has occurred. It is adhesive-backed and can be applied directly to product surfaces or packaging. The indicating “window” on the label changes color when the response temperature has been exceeded.
Provide Assurance to Your Customers: LIMITmarker indicators give customers critical information about their heat-sensitive products. Meet your customer’s needs and increase their satisfaction by providing them with easy-to-understand and clearly visible indications of heat exposure.
Quickly Identify Time-Temperature Endpoints: Quickly identify time-temperature endpoints with clear visual indications. LIMITmarker F indicators change color from white to pink or red within the specified response time to indicate it has reached endpoint. When LIMITmarker I indicators reach their endpoints, their center circle will match or will be darker than the outer circle.
Response Times to Match Your Product’s Profile: Response times are critical for ensuring your product has not been exposed to excessive temperatures. Select the right response time for your product. LIMITmarker F is a delayed response indicator with a response time between 15 minutes and 2 hours, while LIMITmarker I is a quick response indicator with a response time within seconds to 15 minutes.
Models: LIMITmarker F, LIMITmarker I, TransTracker with LIMITmarker

Reversible Room Temperature Indicators

LIMITmarker Reversible 18⁰C indicators can be applied to the primary packaging of products, providing a clear visual sign when a refrigerated product becomes warm enough to use. The indicator is sold blue when cold (at or below 8⁰C), then changes color and reveals an “OK” message when it approaches room temperature (18⁰C +/- 2⁰C).
Many products require refrigeration to maintain their efficacy but are recommended for use at room temperature for optimal performance. Zebra’s LIMITmarker Reversible 18⁰C can be applied to the primary packaging of products, providing a clear visual sign when a refrigerated product approaches room temperature and is optimal for use to improve the customer experience and reduce the instances of user dissatisfaction with a company’s product – boosting customer retention and revenue.
Easy to Apply and Understand: Self-adhesive indicators are easily applied to the surface of most products and packages, where they can be instantly viewed and intuitively understood by users. Solid blue at refrigerated or lower temperatures, change color to reveal a clear “OK” message as they approach room temperature.
Enhance Customer Satisfaction: When a product performs best at room temperature but is required to be stored in refrigerated temperatures to maximize shelf-life, it’s hard to know when it reaches room temperature and is optimal for use. Reduce the instances of user dissatisfaction with your product’s performance by providing visibility into its temperature with LIMITmarker Reversible 18⁰C.
Response Times to Match Your Product’s Profile: Response times are critical for ensuring your product has not been exposed to excessive temperatures. Select the right response time for your product. LIMITmarker F is a delayed response indicator with a response time between 15 minutes and 2 hours, while LIMITmarker I is a quick response indicator with a response time within seconds to 15 minutes.
Models: LIMITmarker Reversible 18⁰C indicators

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In order to provide customized service for their patients, SMP offers hard-to-find medications, compounding services, one-on-one fertility specialists and medication therapy management for specialty pharmacy patients. They needed a cold chain solution that met accreditation and state requirements.

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