What Is The Difference Between Manual and Auto-Defrost Freezer Performance?

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 by Colleen Holtkamp

It can be confusing for a laboratory to choose between manual defrost and auto-defrost freezers. A commonly held belief is that manual defrost freezers are the best choice for storing certain...

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Ultra-low Temperature Freezers - Troubleshooting and Maintenance Tips

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 by Ben Greenfield

The unintended consequences of a poorly maintained ultra-low temperature freezer can include catastrophic loss of potentially irreplaceable samples and losing compressor efficiency over time....

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The Vaccines for Children Program: Benefiting Providers and Patients Alike

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 by Miranda Allen

In 1989 - 1991, a measles epidemic in the United States resulted in thousands of cases of measles leading to hundreds of deaths. Upon investigation, CDC found that more than half of the children...

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Helmer Scientific Summer Interns Come Together for a West Indy Community Day

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 by Tim Miller

Each summer, Helmer Scientific takes on a new look as we have many new faces join the Helmer team through our collegiate summer intern program. Every year over a dozen collegiate summer interns...

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Not all Compact Medical-grade Refrigerators are Created Equal

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 by Miranda Allen

New regulations and guidelines are making it increasingly difficult to choose the right refrigerator for specific clinical applications. As providers move away from small, dorm-style refrigerators...

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To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: What clinicians can do to overcome the anti-vaccination challenge

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 by Donna Holpuch

The decision whether to vaccinate or not poses serious personal and public health considerations and should not be made out of fear, capitulation or with the urge to follow a crowd. So, why is the...

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Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Completes Project to Increase Efficiency and Meet USP 797

Posted on Aug 08, 2016 by Ben Greenfield

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, a 222 bed non-profit hospital located in Danville, Kentucky, recently completed a major central pharmacy improvement project.  This project was designed...

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CDC Claims Needle-free FluMist Influenza Vaccine is Ineffective

Posted on Aug 02, 2016 by Miranda Allen

Experts are claiming that the popular, need-free FluMist vaccine was ineffective last year and should not be administered this coming flu season. The nasal spray flu vaccine accounts for...

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Helmer Scientific Volunteers Help Inspire the Joy of Learning for Horizons 3rd Graders

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 by Bruce King

I work with an amazing team of generous people!  In mid-July, a group of volunteers from Helmer Scientific engaged yet again with our friends from Horizons, a nonprofit organization with the...

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Adjustment to CDC's Recommended Fahrenheit Temperature Range for Refrigerated Vaccine Storage

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 by Miranda Allen

The 2016 Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit, released last month, reflects an adjustment in CDC’s guidance on the Fahrenheit temperature range for storing refrigerated vaccines. The new...

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