CAS DataLoggers has announced the availability of an automated temperature monitoring and alarm system for biorepositories. The Accsense A2-05 Wired Ethernet Temperature Data Logger is designed to help protect life science products.
FDA regulations stipulate that biobanks and medical storage repositories have to comply with the Title 21-CFR part 11 and other regulations regarding storage of temperature-sensitive life science materials. Uneven cooling and frequent opening of doors of medical freezers cause the temperature to fluctuate between -40°C and -200°C.
The Accsense system is a LAN-wired temperature monitor having an Ethernet connection for sending data over the Internet to servers. The data from the sensor pods can be viewed and accessed in real-time. The system also provides phone, pager and email facilities and cloud-based data storage functionalities. Installation is easy and does not require training programs or IT professionals. Apart from certain bandwidth, it does not affect the server structure or IT infrastructure. The data is sent to a cloud server, Accsense’s Rackspace, from where it can be accessed through an Accsense Account. Charts reveal the measurement history for a period of 90 days.
The Accsense A2-05 Wired Ethernet Temperature Data Logger can be connected to cryogenic tanks, freezers and refrigerators. External sensors, such as thermocouples and RTDs that have a temperature range from -100°C to +100°C can be connected to the dataloggers. Ambient temperature probes that can measure from 0°C to 100°C and Type T thermocouple cryogenic probes that can measure from -200°C to +-100°C are can be connected. The opening and closing of freezer doors and sudden fluctuations in temperature can be monitored and alarms can be configured to prevent product loss.
The online configuration, graphing and reporting features facilitate monitoring and recording of the sensitive goods in the biorepositories and enable compliance with Title 21-CFR part 11.