Real-time laboratory data monitoring systems are essential for monitoring temperature, humidity or differential pressure in laboratory refrigerators that comply with GLP guidelines, ISO ...
Correct temperature readings in laboratory refrigerators and freezers.
Use automated real-time monitoring systems using advanced wireless sensors that communicate continuously with an intelligent on-site or cloud-based software platform.
Saves time and money. It eliminates manual data capture and reporting processes, and frees up laboratory staff to do more important work.
Laboratory fridges and freezers do not always give true data.
While they are not inherently wrong, they can easily be fooled into believing untrue information.
Many laboratories use fridges and freezers that do not meet quality requirements. They usually contain temperature sensors, which are not renowned for their accuracy. They are also prone to misreadings and malfunctions.
In cases where the sensors are working properly, there is no guarantee that they are measuring the temperature throughout the entire area of the fridge. The result is that one part of the fridge is colder than the other.
The consequences for your research samples and specimens can be significant. Incorrect storage temperatures can affect the outcome of your work.
If you only check sensor readings occasionally, as part of GLP guidelines or SIST EN ISO/IEC 17025, the problem of inaccurate measurements is only exacerbated.
Even if the sensor is working properly, a daily or weekly temperature reading will only give you a snapshot of the actual situation, but it won’t tell you there’s a problem until the next time you take a reading. By then it may be too late to save your samples.
Refrigerators and freezers are only part of the laboratory equipment. However, the same problem and potential uncertainty applies to all operating laboratory equipment where parameters such as temperature, humidity or differential pressure must be maintained at set levels and reported accurately as part of GLP or SIST EN ISO/IEC17025.
Irregular manual temperature monitoring is no longer acceptable in the modern laboratory. Manual measurements waste staff time, are prone to error (human factor) and cause delays in identifying problems with equipment that has failed and/or has not reached the required specifications.
The simple solution is to switch to an automated real-time monitoring system using advanced wireless sensors that communicate continuously with an intelligent software platform on-site or in the cloud.
ROTRONIC real-time parameter monitoring systems put you back in control of your laboratory.
This configuration is used for example RMS monitoring system ROTRONIC .
The system works with complementary ROTRONIC sensors and/or third-party interface devices such as door contacts and leak detectors. The connection can be wireless or via Ethernet to a central or cloud server.
The software in these smart monitoring systems continuously monitors all connected devices and automatically issues alarms via email or phone messages to authorised users. The data can be monitored via computer, tablet or smartphone with a customisable display.
The system records all activities, ensuring full traceability and meeting the requirements to meet GLP or SIST EN ISO/IEC 17025 guidelines.
The system can also be used for calibration of remote sensors and serves as a data storage for all related documents, manuals and calibration certificates.
An advanced laboratory monitoring system saves you time and money. It eliminates manual data capture and reporting procedures and frees up laboratory staff. And it gives you the peace of mind that all your lab equipment is working properly by running automatically in the background.
This protects the integrity of your research, while the detailed audit option ensures full compliance with GLP, SIST EN ISO/IEC 17025 and regulatory standards such as FDA 21 CFR Part II and EU Annex 11.
Mojca Kugler, Source: Is your laboratory fridge telling you the truth? PST group, 2023
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