Giving Blood, Saving Lives

Posted on Aug 09, 2022 by Donna Holpuch

Blood donation is the easiest way to save lives. By giving blood, you are making a sacrifice that seems small to you but could be the difference between life and death for someone else.

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Helmer Scientific Addresses Cold Storage Challenges in Clinical Lab

Posted on Aug 04, 2022 by Donna Holpuch

Last week, Helmer Scientific joined more than 18,000 clinical laboratory professionals at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago. The meeting offered valuable opportunities to learn from expert speakers, attend educational sessions, network, and...

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Reliable Storage Equipment is Critical to Safeguarding Platelets

Posted on Aug 02, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Platelets are blood cells that are essential to hemostasis, the body’s process to prevent and stop bleeding. Under normal circumstances, platelets respond to injuries such as cuts and scrapes by sticking together, causing the blood to clot, which helps seal the injured area.

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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Receives FDA Approval, CDC Endorsement

Posted on Jul 26, 2022 by Brandon Russell

In the midst of a summer surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the FDA has approved the vaccine developed by Novavax for emergency use. The CDC has endorsed the use of this vaccine as a primary dose for people older than 18. 

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3 Factors to Consider When Selecting Freezers for Your Lab

Posted on Jul 19, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

In the clinical laboratory, the use of equipment designed for storing temperature-sensitive reagents and specimens is important for safeguarding their integrity and maintaining regulatory compliance. Storage within the correct temperature range is critical for ensuring accurate...

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Power Shortage Fears Create Storage Concerns for Medications, Vaccines

Posted on Jul 12, 2022 by Brandon Russell

In a recent assessment, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) warns that due to extreme summer heat, wildfires, and extended droughts, parts of the United States face an increased risk of blackouts, extended power outages, and energy emergencies. 

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5 Best Practices for Proper Vaccine Storage in a Refrigerator, Freezer

Posted on Jun 30, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent mass-vaccination efforts have placed an increased emphasis (and increased accountability) on the proper storage and handling of refrigerated and frozen vaccines. Improper vaccine storage presents a significant risk to patient safety and...

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Video: Downloading Temperature Graphs and Alarm Event Reports

Posted on Jun 21, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

AABB Standards require the storage temperatures of refrigerators, freezers, and platelet incubators be monitored. i.Series® temperature-controlled storage products from Helmer Scientific feature the i.C3® Information Center. This touchscreen user interface provides continuous...

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3 Best Practices to Support Safe Vaccine Administration

Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Temperature monitoring for vaccine storage is important. Vaccine inventories exposed to temperature excursions represent a risk to public health, and patient safety and vaccine efficacy may be impacted if vaccines are stored outside the manufacturer’s recommended temperature...

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World Blood Donor Day 2022: Give Blood and Keep the World Beating

Posted on Jun 07, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated by organizations around the world annually  on June 14. Blood transfusions are essential to helping patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, and traumatic injuries. The purpose of dedicating a day to thank donors is to raise global...

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