Temperature mapping and temperature monitoring are integral to the storage of pharmaceuticals because drug efficacy relies on good storage conditions. As the winter weather approaches, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors deal with how they will ensure products aren’t stored or shipped in a manner that can compromise their effectiveness, shelf-life and safety. Lets spend a few minutes talking about two terms that are sometimes used interchangeably.
Temperature Monitoring is only one half of an equation
Tracking temperature variations throughout transportation and GMP facilities are usually left to continuously monitored by temperature recording equipment. These recorders can be in the form of stand-alone data loggers that record information about an environment and then store the data on the unit itself. Other variations capture the data and transmit it over a hard line or wireless network to a central location on a server where data can be accessed, graphed, or analyzed to determine trends or problem areas.