Temperature monitoring reducing risk in biological material transport

A reliable temperature data logger from Testo is helping research
facilities reduce risk during the transportation of animal biological materials.

Australia ranks as one of the top countries in the world to be involved
in sheep embryo collection and transport, according to the International Embryo
Technology Society (IETS). These biological materials are processed in strictly
governed conditions, with the World Organisation for Animal
Health insisting that companies provide competent facilities for the
collection and storage of embryos.

Numerous international legislations govern their transportation, which
often relies on dry ice and sub-zero temperatures to meet the mandated standards.
However, the IETS has reported that Australia is unable to provide any data on
the transit of these biological materials.

This could be due to the fact that many temperature monitors simply
aren’t built to withstand the sublimation of dry ice at -80°C, making it
difficult to assess climate conditions and report the data to international

Testo’s data loggers

The 184 T4 temperature data loggers from Testo are purpose-made
to combat this lack of instrument design in the market.

The 184 T4 is deployed in the packaging or vehicle being used for
transport, and automatically begins to log the conditions in which the
biological materials are shipped. An LED light is positioned on the front to
alert personnel, should temperatures fall below a pre-determined threshold. These
data logs can be viewed on a PDF on a PC, or through the smartphone app.

With its ability to store up to 40,000 measurements at once, the data
logger allows businesses transporting these materials to collect viable data, while
warning them if and when the tightly controlled climate changes during transit.

Avoid risk during the shipment of animal
biological materials by using a reliable data logger such as the Testo 184 T4.
Contact a Testo representative today to learn more.

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