Steam in place is a method of sterilization that allows equipment such as pipes to be sterilized without moving. Therefore, a validation solution cannot disrupt the equipment while testing the sterilization process.
Sterilization tunnels are important in ensuring pharmaceutical equipment is sterile by moving equipment through a high-heat tunnel at a predetermined rate. These tunnels must be validated periodically to ensure the heat inside is at the rate it should be.
Lyophilizers are tricky pieces of equipment for thermal mapping, due to their extreme low temperatures and short shelf space. Thermocouples are the traditional thermal mapping tool, but need hours of time to set up.
Thermally mapping a cold room or walk-in chamber is often thought of as a lengthy and messy process. Traditional thermocouple systems require hours of positioning and careful precision to ensure the thermocouples aren’t entangled with people or equipment. Additionally, it requires people to be in the cold rooms for extended periods of time.
Stability chambers are important in the pharmaceutical industry for testing the shelf life of products. These chambers must stay at a reliable temperature and humidity for the most accurate results, so regular validation is necessary.
Incubators are valuable tools in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, as they often hold living biological material. They control a variety of factors including temperature and humidity. Therefore, validation equipment needs to make sure that all of these factors are accurately controlled.
Warehouses can be difficult to ensure accurate maintained temperature and humidity, which is why regular validation is a necessity. Traditional validation with thermocouples is a lengthy process with expensive equipment, as multiple systems and very long thermocouples must be used.
Working with biological materials in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries requires these materials be stored at precise temperatures. Pharmaceutical freezers and refrigerators are used to ensure these temperatures, but must be validated regularly to make sure they provide the right temperature.
The reliability of refrigerators is crucial for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as temperature-sensitive products are stored in cold environments. Refrigerators used for these purposes must be periodically validated to ensure they are keeping products at the proper temperature no matter where in the refrigerator they are placed.
Tracking the temperature of a product during cold chain shipping is a problem for many in the pharmaceutical industry. If insulated containers fail to properly keep a product at its designated temperature, the product may be ruined by the time it arrives. When this happens, it is costly and a waste of time.
When you need to thermally map equipment or track the temperature during shipping operations, the thermal validation equipment you use is one of the most important parts of your logistics. Luckily, Lives International offers systems to make this easy for you.
Shocks and wrong handling of packages is the main cause for package damage. Monitoring the shocks affecting your package helps you identify the problem before the package reaches destination. Our XperTrack system helps you remotely monitor temperature, shocks and position of your sensitive package.
When you’re shipping your temperature-sensitive product, you are aware of all the things that can go wrong. The product can be too warm or cold, be dropped and broken, or be lost altogether. The solution for all of these problems is remote monitoring for cold chain shipments, such as the XperTrack system from Lives International.