Advances in temperature calibration procedures

Recent developments eliminate the need for unnecessary calibrations and improve them in the field

TrustSens, self-calibrating temperature sensor ©Endress+Hauser

The bioscience industry often requires frequent calibration of temperature sensors. Calibration typically requires shutting down every six months or so to remove and replace an instrument. Recent developments in temperature sensor technology now make it possible for a sensor to determine if it needs calibration, thus eliminating unnecessary lab calibrations. When a sensor does need calibration, other new developments cut the time needed for a calibration in half.

Learning about the calibration cycle

Quality Risk Management (QRM) has become a mandatory regulatory requirement for drug manufacturers. These regulations require all equipment and instrumentation to be calibrated or verified at specific intervals against measurement standards traceable to international and national standards. Learn more about calibration and instrument performance:

  • When did it go out of spec?

  • How many batches were affected?

  • Need for recalls?

  • Fermenting processes

  • Self-monitoring sensors and its benefits

  • Clean-up