The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has deployed Ekahau’s RFID-over-Wi-Fi real-time temperature sensing and monitoring solution to protect the integrity of the Center’s experimental specimens and controls that have been collected through over 30 years of research.
The real-time temperature sensing and monitoring solution is used to ensure that various tissue, blood and bone specimens are stored at the required temperatures, in order to meet the rigorous experimental control requirements.
The Center uses the Ekahau Wi-Fi-based temperature sensors and Ekahau Vision software to monitor and report the temperatures of several hundred refrigeration units housing specimens used in a variety of research experiments.
Ekahau’s RFID-based solution ensures that near-breach temperatures trigger text and email alerts in real-time, before spoilage impacts specimens that are worth millions of dollars and span decades of testing, and which cannot simply be replaced if lost to unexpected temperature fluctuations.
In addition, Ekahau Vision software automatically logs all temperature readings that are communicated wirelessly over the Center’s existing Wi-Fi network, without the use of manual logs, which are prone to human error.