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What is Oil Managment and Why is it Important to Ultra-Low Freezer Reliability

Posted on Dec 01, 2016 by Colleen Holtkamp

When Helmer Scientific set out to develop our Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers, we started with our customers’ pain points. It is extremely disruptive when an ultra-low freezer fails to work...

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Adoption of Medical-grade Refrigeration; 2016 State of Laboratory Technology Survey

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 by Ben Greenfield

MedicalLab Management recently released their 3rd Annual State of Laboratory Technology Survey Results, which included questions related to the adoption of medical-grade refrigerators and...

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Your CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit Questions Answered

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 by Miranda Allen

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The CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit can seem a little overwhelming. Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP, spent an hour with us to walk through how to safely and effectively store...

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Flooded with Relief

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 by Donna Holpuch

There are times when life throws a curve ball in your direction. It is at these times that friends, family, and even strangers step in to make a difference. That is the spirit behind the Helmer...

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AABB Releases Guidance for Red Blood Cell Transfusion Thresholds and Storage

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 by Colleen Holtkamp

AABB has released new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the transfusion of red blood cells. The new guidelines were published in The Journal of the American Medical Association....

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Vaccine Providers, It is Time to Ditch the Dorm Fridge

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 by Miranda Allen

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Dormitory style refrigerators have not been allowed for long-term vaccine storage since 2009, however, they were allowed for short-term use (less than a day) until 2013. By the...

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Helmer Scientific Expands Voltages for High-Performance Auto-Defrost Freezer Line

Posted on Nov 08, 2016 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific, a leading supplier of cold storage and processing equipment, has announced that their -30ºC Laboratory and Plasma Freezer line is now available in a 115 volt electrical...

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5 Steps to Prevent Vaccine Loss

Posted on Nov 03, 2016 by Miranda Allen

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In 2012 the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service conducted a study where they measured vaccine refrigerator and freezer temperatures at over 45 locations across the...

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Complying with USP 800: Refrigerators in Your Negative Pressure Hazardous Drug Room

Posted on Nov 01, 2016 by Miranda Allen

The new general chapter, USP 800 Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, has created a lot of confusion around what types of refrigerators are suitable for the hazardous drug room. Although there...

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Preparing Your Practice for Influenza Season

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 by Miranda Allen

The 2016-207 influenza season is upon us. Providers are expected to receive approximately 160 million doses of flu vaccine across the United States. The following tips will help you get your...

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