The akuratemp™ ATS1 is a multi-use biological specimen transport kit that utilizes phase change technology to protect from freezing and keeps the specimen temperature above +15°C (+59°F). These kits are independently tested to the ISTA 7D 24 Hour Winter Profile. They are integrated with a TagBox™ sensor to provide cloud-based real-time temperature monitoring and end-to-end traceability. These specimen transport kits ensure temperature stability and real time monitoring during transportation to minimize specimen rejection.
The akuratemp™ ATS1 is ideal for freeze protection of diagnostic and clinical trial specimens during transportation.
How It Works:
The akuratemp™ ATS1 is filled with an eco-friendly +18°C (+65°F) phase change material. Thermal energy is released as heat when the material changes state from liquid to solid. This keeps the specimen temperature stable and above +15°C during the phase change process. The insulation material, PCM type and PCM quantity are sized to deliver a 24 hr holdover time.
- Multi-use kit with cloud-based real-time temperature monitoring
- Simple packout
- Protects biological specimens from freezing
- Independently tested to ISTA 7D 24 Hour Winter Profile
- Maintains specimen integrity in case of delays during transit
- Maintains the specimen within safe temperatures during missed courier pickups
|Temperature Control Range||Above +15°C|
|Holdover Time||24 hours|
|Payload Space||4.75 X 3 X 1.5”|
|Kit Outer Dimensions||13 X 9 X 9”|
|Max. Payload Capacity||Four 10 ml vials|
|Tare Weight||5 Lbs|
ATS1-18PB5-24 Technical Performance Summary
To carry out environmental conditioning of akuratemp™ ATS1 Specimen Transport Kit to maintain a controlled temperature range of 15°C to 25°C for 24 hours when exposed to the ISTA 7D-24 Hour Winter Profile.
Charging of the PCM Plates:
The PCM plates were charged by placing them on a metal tray in an environmental chamber set at 23°C +/- 2°C for at least 24 hours prior to pack out.
For the ISTA 7D-24 Hour Winter run, the chamber was equipped with a data probe. A second data probe was placed in a Ziploc bag and then placed in the payload cavity of the first PCM plate. A second PCM plate was placed on top of the first plate and the two were affixed together with a velcro band that is part of the kit. The plates were then inserted into the PUF insulated base of the case provided and the case was sealed with tape.
|ISTA 7D-24 Hour Winter Profile|
|Temperature||Cycle Period (Hours)||Total Time (Hours)|