IntelliSite’s Cold Storage Solution for the Covid-19 Vaccine

December 23, 2020 / AIhBMIoTMegaTrends SeriesSCaaSTechnology

After months of research and testing, the Covid-19 vaccine has finally been brought to market, with frontline workers and the elderly already getting the first doses. As the vaccine is now being shipped all over the world, new challenges emerge, such as keeping the integrity of the supply chain intact.

Several of the FDA approved vaccines must be stored and shipped while being maintained at a steady -70 degrees Celsius. This makes the logistics of the Covid-19 vaccine a bit more problematic with widespread distribution – many organizations don’t have the ultra-cold freezer technology to either transport or store the vaccine.  

For the Covid-19 vaccine to remain effective, organizations need confidence both that the vaccine has been successfully transported at the required temperature and that their own cold storage device maintains a consistent -70 degrees Celsius. With so much on the line, and the daunting logistics in moving the vaccine from distribution to storage, how can these companies ensure safe delivery and storage of the vaccine?    

Enter IntelliSite.

With IntelliSite’s Cold Storage solution, which is NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) certified so you can stay in compliance with today’s standards for the vaccine, distributors and healthcare facilities storing the vaccine can be ensured of precise temperature management. IntelliSite wirelessly measures air temperature at the point of product in the trailer to deliver precise temperature visibility throughout transit, and serves as an independent audit of the onboard refrigeration system. Using GPS tracking and nested geo-fences, IntelliSite triggers custom alerts and notifications to simplify and automate compliance and product quality reporting. 

As a real-world example of our cold storage capabilities, we worked with a prominent Northwest hospital network that was looking for an IoT solution to streamline the monitoring and management of its pharmaceutical-grade cold storage units – which housed a variety of biopharmaceuticals, bloods, and vaccines that needed storage at different temperatures – across eight hospitals.   

By implementing IntelliSite’s flexible IoT-based solution, the hospital was able to meet core needs through IntelliSIte’s real-time sensor readings, intuitive monitoring and reporting, and enhanced remote management capabilities. With this solution, the hospital has an always-on connection for consistent telemetry and real-time reporting, and has measured success in three ways:

Monitoring: Effortlessly monitor essential and reliable temperature data so that any variation, no matter how small, can be tracked. 

Compliance: The hospitals can meet FDA regulatory requirements and reduce the risk of non-compliance with continuous monitoring and digital logs.  

Protection: With enhanced insight, the hospitals can streamline corrective actions and unify processes when excursions occur to reduce or eliminate the risk of asset loss.  

With IntelliSite for Cold Storage, you can get up and running within minutes – enabling you to gain proactive insights and monitor collaboratively, while remaining FDA compliant in an end-to-end, enterprise-grade solution. 

Learn more about how our IntelliSite for Cold Storage solution can deliver value for an effective way to distribute and store the Covid-19 vaccine by visiting our website, scheduling a short demo, and/or contacting an IntelliSite expert to get started today! 

 

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