Maintain the integrity of your medical device with proper Temperature Monitoring
As an FDA-registered facility, ATI offers fully validated temperature indicators and electronic data loggers with a complete line of temperature monitoring solutions. Actively monitor temperature as your medical devices are manufactured, shipped, and stored in a wide range of climates.
Customer Success Stories
Prevent temperature-compromised stents from being used in surgical procedures, while ensuring efficient temperature monitoring and documentation of each device.
For years, the medical device industry has used two labels on temperature-sensitive products: a barcode for product information and a temperature indicator to warn of possible product damage. ATI addressed the challenge by combining a 2D barcode with a temperature excursion indicator.
The 2D barcode labels are applied in the initial stage of the packaging process. Since the barcodes must be scanned at various steps during final packaging, this process prevents a stent from being shipped without a temperature label.
The hybrid HTA/2D barcode label solved a dual challenge while highlighting Boston Scientific’s quality focus. Both time-and cost-savings were achieved with the application and scanning processes reduced from two steps to one. Simplified validation also improves the quality of care in surgical centers.
ATI Data Loggers Ensure IV Efficacy At Hospitals
Implement a temperature monitoring solution to inform the hospital pharmacy whether unused IV bags, returned from nurse stations
throughout the hospital, have lost their efficacy due to lengthy exposure
in non-refrigerated environments.
With the effectiveness of LOG-I®C 360 loggers proven for the external cold chain, the same solution was chosen to record the temperature of IV bags traveling throughout the hospital, giving the pharmacist a full-time/temperature history.
The multi-use LOG-IC® 360 logger is attached to IV bags with high-value medications. Pharmacists easily see if the medications have been exposed to adverse temperatures and then reuse the loggers on other medications.
As a result of the LOG-IC® 360 implementation, the hospital has saved costs by preventing unnecessary waste of good medications, while providing a safer environment for their patients.
Ensure that a prosthesis used in lumbar spine surgery is not exposed to temperatures exceeding 60°C from the time it leaves the manufacturing facility until it is used in the operating room.
The manufacturer chose ATI high temperature ascending (HTA) labels to prevent high-temperature damage to its prosthesis product during transit and storage. A white viewing window on the HTA labels will permanently turn red if the temperature exceeds 60°C.
The HTA labels are placed on each product carton at the manufacturing facility. At every transfer point – from the warehouse or distribution center to the medical facility to the operating room – personnel easily verify that the high-temperature limit has not been exceeded.
Surgeons who use the prosthesis are assured that the viability of the product has not been compromised by excessive temperatures. The labels also highlight the quality assurance commitment of the manufacturer, further enhancing consumer confidence.