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A French SME offers an innovative solution for monitoring cold chain temperatures in real-time.

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOFR20210928001
Publicado:
20/10/2021
Caducidad:
21/10/2022
Resumen:
A French SME offers an innovative solution to secure the transportation of temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals, biologics, food and beverages through the use of stickers with embedded Near Field Communication - NFC based thermometer. Temperature measurements are collected using NFC-enabled devices (smartphone, touchscreen tablet...). The SME seeks Spanish partners interested in using this technology in the framework of a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Details

Tittle:
A French SME offers an innovative solution for monitoring cold chain temperatures in real-time.
Summary:
A French SME offers an innovative solution to secure the transportation of temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals, biologics, food and beverages through the use of stickers with embedded Near Field Communication - NFC based thermometer. Temperature measurements are collected using NFC-enabled devices (smartphone, touchscreen tablet...).

The SME seeks Spanish partners interested in using this technology in the framework of a commercial agreement with technical assistance.
Description:
The French SME is a subsidiary of a Singaporean company, providing Radio frequency identification - RFID solutions to the main manufacturers of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) aircraft engines and the Singaporean army. The mother company developed a proprietary long lasting RFID tag and set-up a software development team in Myanmar to offer cost-effective solutions to its customers.

The proposed disruptive technology was developed by a Norwegian start-up, through 7 years of R-Y-D and the French SME recently acquired the distribution licence for France and Spain.

It provides an easy-to-use and affordable solution to companies involved in moving, storing and transforming perishable and temperature-sensitive products. Temperature control is compulsory all along the process to protect the product integrity and in some time, the client health. Monitoring systems are either manual, prone to mistakes with very high likelihood of undiscovered thermal deviations or automated but more costly and complex than the proposed solution.

The proposed solution is made of a simple adhesive sticker, with an embedded patented NFC chip incorporating a thermometer. This sticker can be sticked to boxes, fridges frames, van cargo wall...It doesn´t require a battery and simply registers the temperature at a predefined frequency in its internal memory.
Data are retrieved by tagging an NFC-enabled device ( a smartphone or a touchscreen tablet) to the sticker and sent to cloud-based platform. NFC by design has a limited field of operation, which prevents data snooping that could occur from a distance. Furthermore, the limited field plus other features of the protocol help to ensure that data exchange only occurs with the intended party.

To use this technology, the user must define its quality plan with the French company to define the temperature sampling frequency, the number of tags and their location. A cloud-based account is then created to archive all temperature measurements, for every tag.
Tags are then activated and put in place. Once the NFC-activated handphone is tapped on the tag, the measurement data appear on the phone through the application. Data are automatically sent to the cloud-based account and a report is sent by email to the administrator user.

The service is proposed through a 12-months subscription.

The French company is now seeking to enter into commercial agreements with technical assistance with Spanish companies dealing with the constraints of the cold chain management in the food and beverage industry such as restaurants, food businesses, food distributors and food transporters. Companies with the same constraints from the pharmaceutical sector are also sought.

Advantages and Innovations:
The patented technology enables all measuring, storing and communicating components to be embedded in a thin sticker, greatly simplifying the measuring and retrieving processes.

The French company is closely working with a company in Spain to explain and assist users in the temperature monitoring solution.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Patents granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The French company is looking for Spanish companies dealing with the constraints of the cold chain management in the food and beverage industry such as restaurants, food businesses, food distributors and food transporters. Companies with the same constraints from the pharmaceutical sector are also sought.

Users are expected to provide information to the French company about the temperature monitoring process they want to put in place as well as their business environment. This information is the main input to define the numbers of tags and their settings.

The French company is closely working with a company in Spain to explain and assist users in the temperature monitoring solution.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
Chinese
English
French
Spanish

Dissemination

Restrict dissemination to specific countries:
Spain

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01004003 Applications for Transport and Logistics
09004 Dispositivos de registro
01004017 Gestión de la seguridad e higiene en el trabajo
01004010 Sistemas de gestión de la calidad
08002004 Trazabilidad de los alimentos