An alert pops up on your phone: Your insulin has been delivered and conveniently left on your doorstep … in the southern-facing afternoon sun … on the hottest day of summer. No one is home, and you can’t reach your neighbor. By the time you get home, the package has been sitting for a few hours.
The FDA website says, “Note: Insulin loses some effectiveness when exposed to extreme temperatures. The longer the exposure to extreme temperatures, the less effective the insulin becomes. This can result in loss of blood glucose control over time.”
How do you know if it got too hot?
BlindSpotz sensors differ from temperature data loggers in that they’re a printable technology, allow fully customized designs, and are inexpensive enough to place on every insulin injector.
Do you supply or transport temperature-sensitive medicines? Contact your CTI team to see if BlindSpotz Heat and Freeze printable technology can add safety and security to your customer experiences.
By the way, CTI also has a specially designed printable sensor called SafeInject to show that insulin is warm enough to inject via pen or infusion device without pain and in the correct time span. There’s also our Thaw Alert and combination Thaw Alert / Warming Alert sensors for vaccines that need to be deep-frozen below -20C for storage and transport, then thaw to a maximum of 8C for use in a limited time period.
Disclaimer: Design examples shown are for demonstration purposes only and have not been FDA-approved as shown. CTI works with pharmaceutical brands, printers, and converters through the development process to meet all compliance requirements.