It has been affecting our world for over a year, especially its daily way of life; Significant thresholds have been crossed in vaccine studies described as light at the end of the tunnel, which is expected to relieve the problems experienced due to the epidemic that has turned many of our normals upside down and the health system that is experiencing difficult times under pressure. With the discovery of COVID-19 vaccines, mass vaccination is now under way.
In the fight against COVID-19, the storage and distribution of vaccines under appropriate conditions has become a very important issue; With IoT technologies integrated into processes, features such as providing remote control, real-time data collection, record keeping, wireless forwarding of data, and interactive use of information from collected data are very important. IoT technologies facilitate the implementation of preventive measures against risks in this process. Especially in the recent period when there are covid-19 vaccine types with high success rate; IoT technologies that will integrate into the existing logistics infrastructure for the storage and distribution of vaccines will be effectively used.
IoT technologies play a critical role in how vaccines are stored and delivered to people.
COVID-19 Vaccine Studies
Delivering COVID-19 vaccines to billions of people required an intelligent storage and interactive delivery system worldwide. In this process, temperature requirements, temperature measurements and temperature monitoring issues become important.
Developed by a Biotechnology company based in Germany; The storage conditions of the vaccine, which is one of the first types of COVID-19 vaccines, vary widely compared to normal vaccines. This type of vaccine, which has emergency use permits in different countries, required a temperature of minus 80 degrees Celsius, while a temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius is required for the type of vaccine developed by the American-based company(*). As can be seen from these values, it is vital to monitor temperatures in the storage and shipment of vaccines under optimum conditions.
At this point, IoT technologies come to the forefront. SADELABS, which specializes in this issue and has been used successfully for many years; Cold Chain Monitoring solutions are predicted to be needed more than always. With SADELABS cold chain monitoring solutions, real-time media imaging will be made for monitoring temperatures both in cold storages where vaccines are stored and during distribution, while at the same time connected decisions can be made in a short time.
SADELABS COLD CHAIN MONITORING SOLUTIONS
SADELABS COLD CHAIN MONITORING SOLUTIONS FOR COVID-19 PROTECTION
SADELABS is designed to protect COVID-19 vaccines; Wireless Smart Sensors, which it designs and produces domestically, transfer environment data such as temperature and humidity to the advanced IoT Software Platform via GSM or Wi-Fi connected Gateway hardware, allowing instant monitoring of processes from production to point of sale. SADELABS offers a real-time, connected, time-independent interactive infrastructure with wireless sensors.
The system uses sensors that host “BLE-Bluetooth Low Energy” technology to receive instant data of vaccines. These sensors can be installed later in environments, as well as during the production of coolers and freezers. In addition, the hardware supports GSM/GPRS connectivity with embedded SIM card.
Instant data from smart sensors; optionally, it can be customized to graphics and table reports, or in case of alarm when temperature values go beyond the allowed range, notifications can also be transferred to users as smartphone mobile application notifications, sent as SMS text or as a phone call, and forwarded instantly or as a summary to an e-mail address.
The importance of traceability is critical to the safe delivery of all vaccines and medicines to people, including the protection of COVID-19 vaccines, which must be kept within a certain temperature range.
With the integrated IoT solution offered with SADELABS cold chain monitoring systems, the quality standard is increased with instant notifications and detailed reports generated by data from environments, helping to overcome the challenges and minimize risks arising from manual operations in the distribution and storage processes. Thus, it is aimed to minimize temperature-related vaccine losses by contributing to time savings and reliable vaccine supply.
*Compiled from public information.