Timestrip's temperature and time indicators could help in this time of crisis
Published: 24 March 2020 - Christian Lynn
Timestrip is experiencing increased demand for its ‘smart indicator’ technology as the coronavirus outbreak triggers major testing programmes and renewed hygiene measures across the world. Timestrip’s range of chemical-based indicators monitor temperature or time, and indicate when a specified condition is met.
Laboratories carrying out COVID-19 testing must follow guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which state that swab specimens must be stored and shipped at between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius. Preventing infection in health workers and avoiding the spread of COVID-19 amongst patients is critical, which is why Timestrip's temperature indicators match this range, so that a temperature breach can be spotted quickly by attaching an irreversible indicator label to the specimen. When there is likely to be a delay in samples reaching the laboratory, other required measures include freezing the specimens to below -20 or ideally -70 degrees Celsius, and again, Timestrip products support this requirement.
“In common with many organisations, we are keen to do all we can to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic”, says Nora Murphy, commercial director of Timestrip: “Several of our standard products are designed to address the specific challenges of the response, and we are ready to develop any custom applications that may become necessary.”
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