Heat-sensitive medicines such as insulin are extremely sensitive to any variations in temperature, hot or cold. They must never be exposed to a temperature greater than +8°C or less than +2°C, as they can become inactive, or worse, in the event of significant and/or prolonged exposure, toxic.

pharmaceutical cold chain monitoring
pharmaceutical cold chain monitoring

Considering the low quantity of product that the insulin pens contain, their increase in temperature is extremely fast. They need no more than 3 minutes exposed to an average room temperature of +20°C to reach +8°C.

Here is some guideliens on how to transport and store insulin properly :

  • During its transportation, do not expose the medicine to the sun or heat.
  • It is absolutely essential to keep the insulin in the fridge.
  • Store the insulin in the middle of the refrigerator, never in the door (these sections of the refrigerator are not as cold).
  • Never put the insulin in the ice compartment, or the freezer (the temperature there is below that of the fridge).
  • Make sure that insulin is not in contact with the walls of the refrigerator
  • Ensure that the temperature of your refrigerator in the place where you store your insulin is between +2 and +8°C.

The PIMM™ Temperature management program is an independent data collection system that pushes real-time temps from coolers and freezers to the PIMM™ datacenter. The temperatures are analyzed for threshold compliance and dynamically integrated with the PIMM™ SMS system.

PIMM™ SMS updates the appropriate associated reports every 5 minutes, ensuring that appropriate corrective options is taken and documented. In addition, PIMM™ SMS Status module will provide continuous temperature monitoring and provide real-time alerts and notifications as required.

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