Onset unveils mobile-enabled solution to keep vaccines on the right temperature

Onset InTemp CX400 Series

Shifting the temperature just a few degrees higher or lower can render a vaccine ineffective, and potentially lead to a loss of trust among consumers. Onset is looking to address this challenge with affordable, mobile-enabled InTemp CX400 Series pharmaceutical cold chain management (CCM) products.

Combining Bluetooth connectivity, robust alarm functionality, and automated report generation into one small, easy-to-use logger, the series is well suited for monitoring temperatures in refrigerators, freezers, and other environments. These loggers can then transmit data and alarm states via Bluetooth to any mobile device running the InTemp app. In comparison, the standard, manually driven monitoring solutions are susceptible to error and have contributed to vaccine failures around the globe.

The InTemp CX400 Series enables clinics, pharmacies, hospitals and pharmaceutical firms to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation on using digital data loggers for continuous temperature monitoring. Additionally, it meets CDC requirements for calibrated temperature monitoring with devices backed by a Certificate of Calibration Testing.

InTemp CX400 Series loggers are easy to setup, featuring a display of the current temperature, as well as the daily minimum and maximum.“Today, with our new InTemp CX400 Series, we are making temperature monitoring more accurate, reliable, and accessible,” Jessica Frackelton, senior manager of product marketing for Onset, said in a statement. “Already, customers in early testing are telling us that the CX400 Series provides a new level of ease of use, cost effectiveness, and comprehensive functionality that have been lacking in refrigeration and freezer monitoring products to date.”

The loggers are easy to setup, featuring a display of the current temperature, as well as the daily minimum and maximum. They provide reliable temperature readings with +/- 0.5C accuracy, and deliver both audible and visual alarms in the event of a temperature excursion or a disconnected temperature probe.

InTemp CX400 Series loggers are available in several hardware configurations, combining an external probe and glycol bottle to ensure that the temperature logger readings simulate the actual temperatures of the refrigerated product. Probe-only versions are useful in situations where users need to track actual refrigerator temperatures, and models featuring only an internal sensor are suited for applications that simply require room temperature monitoring.

As for the companion InTemp mobile app, it allows users to choose from a range of preset configurations or create custom configurations. From within the app, users can share the data with multiple business units or departments, create PDF reports or export data into Microsoft Excel for advanced analytics.

InTemp CX400 Series temperature loggers start at $159 for models with a glycol bottle, probe, and internal sensor; $149 for models with a probe and internal sensor; and $119 for models with an internal sensor only.

According to CDC estimates, 13.5 percent of all refrigerated vaccines are subject to accidental freezing during storage.