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Environmental Monitoring Best Practices: A Guide for Educational Institutions

Environmental monitoring is an important tool to protect materials that are sensitive to changes in temperature or humidity. Examples include pharmaceuticals, perishable foods, and some specialty chemicals. A good monitoring system provides a precise, complete record of environmental conditions...

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6 Lessons Learned from the Vaccine Rollout

As of late January 2021, we’re in the early stages of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. There are two vaccines approved for public distribution in the US, both of which are mRNA based (made by Moderna and Pfizer), with several others in late stage trials or approved for limited use. Roughly 38...

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5 Reasons It’s Time to Consider Upgrading from Chart Recorders to Data Loggers

There are essentially two types of devices used today for environmental monitoring and record-keeping: mechanical chart recorders and digital data loggers (DDLs). Chart recorders are, by far, the older technology, dating back about 100 years.

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Dickson's Most-Read Articles of 2020

2020 has made the need for sound environmental monitoring practices clearer than ever. To help position your organization up for success in 2021, we’ve assembled our most popular articles from the past year, covering everything from mapping to validation to vaccine monitoring.

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4 Factors for Avoiding Asset Loss from a Freezer Failure

Freezers are a critical element of the supply chain and storage of many different high-value products, including medicines, vaccines, laboratory samples (for hospitals and research institutions), foods and beverages, and specialty chemicals. These products must be kept cold in order to maintain...

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Vaccine Temperature Monitoring: 5 Best Practices

Vaccines are distributed through a refrigerated supply chain, known as a “cold chain”. For a vaccine to maintain its potency, this cold chain must be unbroken from manufacturing to administration at the healthcare provider. Vaccines generally fall into two classes, based on whether they should...

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Upgrading the Quality of Cold Storage Monitoring

A leading company that provides specialized products to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, needed a solution to help them improve their process of maintaining product quality and compliance within their cold storage units.

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6 Features of an Effective Cold Chain Monitoring Strategy

Temperature-sensitive products (vaccines, for example) must be kept cold along the entire supply chain, from manufacturing to point of use. The equipment and procedures used to ensure this is referred to as a cold chain.

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Remote Monitoring Delivers Safety, Value for Large Healthcare Network

A large healthcare network on the East Coast switched to DicksonOne for their environmental monitoring needs, upgrading the reliability and efficiency of the organization’s monitoring practices.

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View Dickson’s Webinar on Thermal Mapping in a COVID-19 Era

Thermal mapping can be a significant undertaking under any circumstances. With the realities of COVID-19 limiting organizations’ ability to have their full teams on-site or bring in outside contractors, it adds another layer of complexity to the process. 

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