As you likely know, Mesa has recently acquired Amega Scientific and TempSys continuous monitoring solution companies. These companies offered systems that monitor temperature, humidity and other vital parameters within controlled environments. Mesa will be combining the best attributes of each system to create a new product offering titled ViewPoint.
ViewPoint from Mesa Monitoring will be designed to meet strict regulatory compliance requirements set forth by AABB, TJC, CAP, DHS, AACCP and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 requirements to monitor healthcare facilities, pharmacies, laboratory, blood banks, nutrition, universities, life sciences and more. ViewPoint will blend the benefits of each product offering into a solution that continues to lead the industry for accuracy, reporting and compliancy. Mesa is currently investing in its service offering to provide top level support, response times and customer service.
Our goal will be to continue to design an outstanding continuous monitoring system that is easy to use, maximizes efficiency, and helps you maintain full compliancy. For Mesa’s perspective on continuous monitoring, visit our new Facebook or Twitter page now to keep up to date on what Mesa Monitoring has to offer.
Why is water a risk to hemodialysis patients you might ask. Water is key to life as we know it but it can introduce dangers in the dialysis process. If dialysate used in the dialysis process was used with simple tap water, this would introduce several substances common in tap water that can be toxic if present in dialysate.
The blood is separated from dialysate by only a thin semi-permeable membrane in dialysis. There is no liver circulation and no kidney function for most patients undergoing dialysis so any contaminants introduced during the process can present an elevated risk. Yes this water is safe to drink because certain contaminates are harmless to us in drinking water, but can be highly toxic when present in dialysate. These contaminates are: aluminum, chloride, and Fluoride. The water can be pre-treated to remove contaminates so the water purity is safe for the patient.
Mesa Labs has been a part of the dialysis community for over 25 years. We continue to manufacture two styles of Dialysate Meters: those designed for use by dialysis machine manufacturers and biomedical technicians and those used primarily by dialysis nurses or patient care technicians. Mesa also manufactures NIST-traceable standard solutions. Mesa is devoted to providing quality instruments for the dialysis industry and will continue to do so for years to come.
For more information on Mesa Labs DialyGuard meters please click here. http://www.mesalabs.com/medical-meters/
Mesa expert’s co-author article on minimum incubation times for Biological Indicators
Garrett Krushefski and Kurt McCauley of Mesa Biological Indicator division have co-authored an article featured on Pharmtech.com. This article focuses on proposed minimum incubation time for biological indicator grow out times.
You can read the article in its entirety at the link below: http://bit.ly/1hni3rQ
Bicarbonate is an integral part of the dialysis procedure, therefore more and more dialysis centers are expanding their testing to include a 50 mS check before measuring their bicarbonate. Performing a verification at the 50 mS measurement point provides increased precision and confidence for this vital part of the dialysis process. More than an industry trend, this practice is gaining traction and is increasing the demand for a product to accommodate this evolution in testing policies.
Mesa’s 50 mS Conductivity Standard Solution allows the user to verify accurate readings during final bicarbonate testing using a NIST traceable standard as a qualified data point of 50 mS during meter verification and calibration. It is intended to be used by following your facility’s Standard Operating Procedures or practices when performing standard verification/calibration of your dialysate meter. This solution will provide another qualified measurement point within the conductivity scale as a periodic verification of calibration at 50 mS offering additional assurance in the range of bicarbonate measurements.
For a limited time, receive a free bottle of Mesa’s 50 mS solution with your next order.
Part/Order Number: Pint 02.0071
Simply add this item to your solutions purchase order or order online today at http://www.mesalabs.com/shopping/shop-online or contact our Customer Service department at 303-987-8000 for additional details.
The 90XL is a state-of-the-art, portable, multifunction meter designed to measure the conductivity, pH, temperature and pressure of the dialysate fluids from hemodialysis delivery systems and of the water used in hemodialysis clinics. Below are some convenient tips to consider regarding the use of the 90XL:
1. If the display does not automatically turn on after charging, simply reset the display by pressing all 4 buttons as once. This will reset and restore the display and the 90XL will be ready for normal use. Remember, your display needs to be charged nightly if possible. This will keep the rechargeable battery in good health and reduce down time during use.
2. If you are sending in your 90XL system for repair or service work, you do not need to send in your display unit (unless the display itself needs to be repaired). Save down time shipping costs by only sending in the modules for calibration.
3. Utilize the online help feature built into the meter when questions arise regarding meter calibration or operation. This feature is available through a single keystroke.
Using these tips will ensure convenient and consistent operation of your 90XL technician meter. To learn more about the 90XL, see the 90XL product page.
Standard Biological Indicators (BI’s) are perfectly suited for most sterilization validation/monitoring situations, but there are instances where additional information about the cycle or the products resistance is useful. Due to a desire to place a BI in more difficult to reach areas within a product or because of extreme cycle parameters, Mesa has developed a complete line of Industrial Use BI’s that can accommodate several unique situations and cycles. This video details these specialty items and highlights their initial intended use.
Contact us today at BIsales@mesalabs.com to discuss your specific cycle to see if a specialized solution is appropriate for your needs.
Mesa Labs will be closed December 25th- 27th. Please place your solutions orders by the end of this week to assure shipment of your order prior to January 1, 2014. Thank you so much and have a wonderful holiday!
· Order online and view current shipping costs and up-to-date pricing
· Emailed confirmation of your order
· Emailed tracking information once your order ships
· Immediate assurance that your order is correct by reviewing each item you are ordering
Ordering online is easy! Just go to: http://www.mesalabs.com/shopping/shop-online
Please use the following information below for your order!
Tel: 303-987-8000 ext. 10002
As winter temperatures settle in, more and more Bios DryCal® users will be faced with the prospect of using their Defender/Definer unit below the instruments’ rated temperature low of 0 degrees Celsius for volumetric measurements. It is this time of year where we start to field service calls related to the graphite piston sticking and, though a serious issue, it may be simply rectified in the field saving your unit a trip back to the factory for service.
As users take their Defender or Definer from a cold environment to a warm environment, there is a risk of condensation formation inside the unit. If condensation occurs inside the glass tube, the graphite piston will stick to the tube and the unit will become inoperative.
If you discover condensation within your Defender or Definer unit, simply place the Defender or Definer in a warm environment for 24 to 48 hours and the condensation will dissipate and the unit will return to normal operation. If this does not rectify the issue, please contact us today at email@example.com.
Occasionally when reading a DataTrace data logger, interference from a number of sources can temporarily interrupt communication between the logger and the interface. Though a rare incident, there are some things a user can easily do to reestablish communication that will not affect data collection or storage.
If the logger that you’re reading through DataTrace (DT) Pro Software is not immediately communicating with the interface, try these tips, 1 by 1 in this order until communication is restored:
- Rotate the logger in the interface and retest.
- Close DT Pro Software, unplug USB reattach USB cable and retest.
- Try a different USB port on the computer.
- Reboot the computer.
- Open battery chamber and replace battery. Don’t forget to replace the O-ring.
If none of these work for you, the next best step would be to contact Mesa for repairs. To complete an RGA form for repair submission, click here. To learn more about DataTrace, visit our website at www.mesalabs.com.
Our first ever on-campus DataTrace Pro training was a huge success! Check out what some of the attendees had to say. If you’re interested in attending the next one click here to contact us for more information.