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Wireless Temperature Monitoring, Data-Logging & Alarms
Wireless temperature monitoring, data-logging & alarms

New method of preserving blood discovered

Research at the University of Warwick has shown a way of preserving blood for longer than the present limit of 42 days.

Currently, blood donations can only be refrigerated for 42 days at -20°c until passing its use-by date, as after this time the ice crystals would thaw in a way that tears blood cells apart, rendering it ineffective.

Scientists have discovered that a polymer can be used to adapt the behaviour of the crystals, allowing blood to be frozen for longer. This will benefit people with rare blood types, of which there is rarely enough donated. Large scale refrigeration trials will begin within the next twelve months.

Ensure that issues over temperature don’t affect the quality of your stored material.

Abacus Guardian wireless temperature monitoring allows you to remotely monitor the temperature of any room, cabinet or storage area. If the temperature drops or rises beyond the parameters that you have set you will automatically be alerted.

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