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13.09.2017

ELPRO innovates with new box-level temperature indicator LIBERO ITS

ELPRO announces innovative box-level temperature indicator LIBERO ITS with wireless read-out

Group News

13 Sep 2017

The ends of pharmaceutical supply chains are faced with many puzzle pieces and even worse, half of the information is missing. Last mile challenges continue to present many questions.

Has there been a temperature deviation and for how long? Have there been deviations during different storage points? What is the remaining stability budget after several changes in ownership? The most troubling question - is the product fit for use, or are you risking patient safety?

The new ELPRO long-term indicator cuts out the ambiguity, giving a clear-cut decision to ensure patient safety. The new solution is called LIBERO ITS (Indicator Tab Start) because it’s simply started by breaking a tab. Whereas traditional data loggers are bulky, the LIBERO ITS is thin and durable to attach at unit-level; making it all the way from point of manufacture to a patient’s refrigerator, or on a clinical kit to patient administration. End to end product quality assurance like you’ve never seen before.

At the same time, LIBERO ITS is still smart enough to record deviations, create reports and manage individual stability budgets. The free Smartphone app is a great convenience tool for any receiving site, clinic, or pharmacist. It provides one-touch stability budget read-out showing percentage of budget used; alleviating piecing together different Time out of Refrigeration (TOR) segments. The LIBERO ITS Smartphone app also allows the user to easily print or email the PDF report from app to communicate the release or status of product. Even more, the PDF can be archived in a cloud database, liberoMANAGER, still cataloguing the valuable data to support logistics trending. Like any ELPRO product, the LIBERO ITS is fully GxP compliant, having gone through rigorous GAMP5 validation, ensuring FDA CFR 21 Part 11 and each device comes with a NIST traceable calibration certificate.

 

Highlights of LIBERO ITS include:
    • Pre-configured with specific product stability budget to expedite sending site packaging processes
    • Enables end-to-end unbroken temperature monitoring, by using one device on box-level to monitor the entire chain
    • Constantly calculates and shows the remaining stability budget, for an immediate go/no go product release decision at any time
    • Priced for the box level: <$3 for larger quantities
    • 3 years battery life
    • <3mm thick, <30x30mm in size, making this very small device easy to add by self-adhesive to any unit-level package
    • Status and statistics can be downloaded and documented wireless by Smartphone app
    • Data can be archived in liberoMANAGER and used for trending and dashboards

Cyril Winkler, Head of Product Management at ELPRO describes the need for this type of advanced indicator; "The LIBERO ITS offers end-to-end assurance for increasingly complex global supply chains, with several transit and storage points, and various handlers. It provides unbroken monitoring from point of manufacture, to time of use. At $3 a device, with 3-year battery, this solution solves many problems being of the most cost-effective, long-term solutions on the market".

ELPRO will be announcing the ‘call for partners’ of the LIBERO ITS at the IQPC Cold Chain Global Forum in Chicago, September 25th week. Visit booth #605. Or attend the ELPRO workshop on “Temperature Data Analysis: Your Best Friend in Logistics Optimization and Quality Control”, where discussion topics include efficient deviation processing, trending logistics data, and what type of central repository works for your current processes.

The LIBERO ITS will be released mid-2018. Contact ELPRO with any enquires and interest to partner.

Download Images and LIBERO ITS press kit here.