Monitoring the Cold Chain of RNA Vaccines
Our Ultra-low temperature data loggers are designed to monitor the transport and storage of RNA vaccines at extremely low temperatures, such as those encountered when using dry ice.
Developed specifically for recording temperatures of products and vaccines well below freezing, these loggers maintain a high accuracy and failure-resistance even at very low temperatures. They are ideally suited for temperature monitoring of novel vaccines such as the RNA vaccines for COVID-19. Our LogTag data loggers record temperatures in a measuring range from -80 °C (SRIL/TRIL) and 90 °C to +40 °C.
Data Logger for Frozen and Dry Ice Transports down to -80 °C
Transport Data Logger - LogTag® TRIL-8
Record extremely low temperatures well below freezing point with our TRIL-8 temperature data logger. This logger can be configured multiple times for different recording intervals and alarm thresholds between -80 °C and +40 °C.
Multiple configuration possibl
Measurement range -80 ~ +40 °C
Highly flexible alarm threshold configuration
For long-term monitoring of low temperatures
Single-Trip Transport Data Logger - LogTag® SRIL-8
The SRIL-8 temperature logger is designed for one-time configuration, making it ideal as a cost-effective logger for monitoring transport and storage conditions well below-freezing temperatures.
Measurement range -80 ~ +40 °C
Ideal for constant thresholds
Data Logger for Frozen and Dry Ice Transports down to -90 °C
With Remote Probe - LogTag® TREL-8
The TREL-8 data logger has been specially designed for use at ultra-low temperatures and is characterized by its external, food-safe probe. This allows for example the measurement of temperature data in a chest freezer without the need to remove the probe or to open the chest. Ideal for temperature monitoring during vaccine storage.
Up to 8.000 measured values in a measuring range from -90 ° C to +40 ° C
For deployments where the location to be measured is best reached with a remote probe
With Remote Probe and Display - LogTag® TREL30-16
With the TREL30-16 data logger with 30-day statistics display and alarm, you have your ultra-low temperatures firmly under control. Designed specifically for use in ultra-low freezing temperatures, it is ideally suited for monitoring low-temperature storage facilities.
Up to 16,000 measured values in a measuring range from -90 ° C to +40 ° C
Alerting and display
Unbeatable price / performance ratio
Models for every requirement
Reliable, durable and precise
Powerful, FDA compliant software
Vaccines are key components in disease prevention and control. It is of the utmost importance that vaccines are handled carefully, kept in the right conditions and at the right temperatures at all times. The quality of a vaccine is everyone's joint responsibility, from the manufacture to the administration of the vaccine.
The Vaccine Cold Chain
Errors in storage and handling can result in high costs through wasted vaccines and unnecessary re-vaccinations. They can also lead to a patient's loss of confidence if repeated vaccinations are required.
Organizations such as the WHO, the FDA and the European Commission understand that quality must play a central role and have collaborated to define new and critical standards. They emphasize that measures must be taken to ensure consumer safety. Both companies and non-profit organizations understand the importance of change. Therefore, continuous safeguarding and monitoring the correct temperature of these products is the only way!
- Vaccines must be properly stored from manufacture to administration.
- Joint responsibility of manufacturers, distribution channels, medical personnel and health care providers.
Storage of VaccinesEffective vaccine management has many variables including the type of refrigeration unit used, the way the product is loaded into the unit, how often and for how long doors are opened, and the ambient/outside temperature at the refrigerator's location. All have an influence on the temperature of the stored vaccine.
Too much exposure to heat, cold or light at any step of the cold chain can damage vaccines, resulting in loss of vaccine efficacy. Any exposure to abnormal conditions further reduces the vaccine's potency. While inappropriate conditions can affect the effectiveness of cold-stored vaccines, one-time exposure to freezing temperatures will even destroy some. For example, liquid vaccines containing an adjuvant may lose their effectiveness when exposed to freezing temperatures. Novel RNA vaccines, on the other hand, require extremely low temperatures of up to -80 °C.
Against this background, maintaining adequate and stable temperatures in vaccine refrigerators, freezers and controlled storage units is a critical and driving necessity. All this underlines the need for reliable temperature monitoring to ensure that temperature-sensitive medicines are kept within certain temperature ranges.
Manual and Digital Temperature DocumentationTemperature monitoring is an important part of good storage and handling practices. It is recommended to use calibrated, digital data loggers with an up-to-date and valid calibration certificate.
Several types of temperature monitoring devices are available:
- Temperature Indicators
- Digital data loggers with display, USB connection, Bluetooth and/or external probes
Manual and Digital Temperature Documentation
Daily checks, manual documentation of minimum and maximum temperatures, and internal guidelines for temperature protocols can affect staff productivity and disrupt their primary focus - which should be patient care.
Digital temperature data loggers are a cost-effective alternative to Min/Max thermometers. These offer several advantages over classic thermometers.
Advantages of digital data loggers:
- Digital temperature display is available outside the cooling environment
- Remote probes can be used to record inside vessels such as vials
- Alerting functions
- Display of current and Min/Max temperatures
- Large memory for measured data
- Configurable recording intervals
Automated Temperature Monitoring with Alarming FunctionAdditionally to using individual data loggers, fully automated systems for temperature monitoring of vaccines are also available.
These offer the advantage that temperature alarms can be sent by email or SMS. In this way, employees can be made aware of temperature fluctuations in time. Automatic temperature monitoring is particularly worthwhile with large vaccine stocks in order to be able to react to temperature fluctuations in a timely manner.
Data Loggers with WHO-PQS QualificationThe WHO mandates strict guidelines for the storage and monitoring of vaccines.
Here you will find an overview of our WHO-pre-qualified data loggers- Simply use the "WHO PQS qualified" filter.