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Temperature@lert Launches Vaccine Monitoring Initiative to Supply Remote Temperature Monitoring Systems to 49 Low Income Countries

Dec 23, 2015

VMI


Temperature@lert is pleased to announce the launch of its Vaccine Monitoring Initiative (VMI) to provide special access to our cellular-based temperature monitoring system for those 49 lower income and lower middle-income countries eligible for Gavi support [1]. The VMI seeks to ensure global vaccine safety by providing cutting edge technology to resource-challenged settings without existing access to such systems. For each temperature monitoring system that Temperature@lert sells it donates one to the Vaccine Monitoring Initiative. Eligible countries are provided systems with no equipment cost and only pay a small monthly fee for system communication, alerting, and reporting. The VMI has been established with support from the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) and the Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development of Canada (DFATD).

 

The VMI will enable eligible countries to purchase Temperature@lert’s award-winning Cellular system (seen at right) at a significant price reduction:

 

  • The VMI will offer the system to eligible countries at a flat rate of $15/month. [2]

 

  • This is compared to the current retail price of $703 for equipment, and $30/month for communication fees.

 

Temperature@lert Cellular Device


Temperature@lert has deployed over 50,000 systems in 60 countries, and has recently achieved World Health Organization’s (WHO) Performance, Quality, and Safety (PQS) certification (PQS Code: E006/035). Our remote monitoring system is WHO, FDA, and CDC compliant and enables vaccine managers to receive accurate temperature data without human intervention, or error, and to take corrective action if the readings fall outside their target range. The system deploys in minutes, and enables users to set customized alert thresholds and receive alerts locally, as well as by phone, email, and text. It also automatically documents temperature readings for compliance and generates site-level reports for quality control. Among our deployments, we have over one hundred vaccine monitoring installations, where our system helps ensure international vaccine monitoring standards and helps ensure the vaccine cold chain.


About Temperature@lert

Temperature@lert was founded in 2005 by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). We specialize in remote temperature monitoring systems that are affordable, high-performance, and easy to deploy. Temperature@lert’s systems are used widely by governments, healthcare organizations, and food service companies to monitor temperature sensitive products. Please visit our website at http://www.temperaturealert.com/ or contact us by phone at +1.617.326.7300 if you have any questions about our product offerings.

 

Media Contact:

Diane Deng

Temperature@lert

diane@temperaturealert.com

866-524-3540 x5060



[1] Countries eligible for this price are those eligible for Gavi support as of 2015: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Dem Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, DPR Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, São Tomé e Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Republic of Sudan, South, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. For 2015, countries are eligible for Gavi support if their GNI is equal or less than US$ 1,580. Beyond 2015, any country on this list that reaches Gavi graduation is eligible for this reduced cost for up to 5 years post-graduation. Source: http://www.gavi.org/support/apply/countries-eligible-for-support/#sthash.BziZiZgb.dpuf

[2] Included in price: 4 wired sensors, alerts by email and text/SMS message, full use of our Sensor Cloud dashboard for remote monitoring, store level reporting and corrective action logging, back up battery, LCD display, audible alerts, power cable, and 24-hour technical support. Wireless sensors and NIST/ISO calibrated sensors are available. Local SIM cards must be purchased by user. Please contact us for product information on wireless sensors.  


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