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COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates: Update

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Every day it seems like there is new and exciting information available that indicates we are closer to having access to new COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC released the COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations; updates to this Playbook were already made in late...

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Blood Donations Urgently Needed to Maintain Adequate Blood Supply

Posted on Nov 17, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

The blood community has announced that the supply in the United States is critically low. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of many blood drives. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires have further disrupted collections. At the same time, hospitals...

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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) met on October 30, 2020. ACIP is a committee within the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and consists of medical and public health experts that develop recommendations for immunization programs in the United...

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Record Alarm Events with the i.C3® Event Log

Posted on Nov 10, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

It is essential to constantly control and monitor the temperature of blood products in order to preserve their integrity. The i.C3® Information Center is integrated into i.Series® blood bank refrigerators, plasma freezers, and Pro Line platelet incubators from Helmer...

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Preventing Drug Shortages During the Pandemic with Integrated, Secure Refrigerated Storage

Posted on Nov 05, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) continues to develop and restructure resources to assist pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other healthcare professionals with the COVID-19 pandemic response. ASHP is continually working to break down barriers for...

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How the i.C3® Event Log Supports Clinical Laboratory Compliance

Posted on Nov 03, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

When you’re storing sensitive reagents and specimens, it is critical to constantly monitor temperature in order to safeguard the integrity of the stored items. The i.C3® Information Center is integrated into i.Series® laboratory refrigerators and freezers from Helmer...

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Resources for Maintaining Immunization and COVID-19 Vaccine Development Update

Posted on Oct 29, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

We hosted a webinar in October, “Flu Season Amidst COVID-19: Avoiding the Twindemic” presented by Dr. L.J. Tan, MS PHD, Chief Strategy Officer of the Immunization Action Coalition. Dr. Tan reviewed resources available for maintaining immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Support Blood Bank Compliance with the i.C3® Information Center

Posted on Oct 27, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into i.Series® refrigerators, freezers, and Pro Line platelet incubators from Helmer Scientific. The i.C3® provides intelligent diagnostic information and temperature data, while providing security...

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i.C3® Information Center Supports Clinical Laboratory Compliance

Posted on Oct 23, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into i.Series® refrigerators and freezers from Helmer Scientific. The i.C3® provides intelligent diagnostic information and temperature data, while providing security features to keep the information...

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Strategies for Catch-up Vaccination: Improving Immunization Rates

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

In our recent blog, “The Critical Importance of Improving Immunization Rates During COVID-19”, we discussed the importance of routine immunizations in public health and the consequences of a failure to protect against influenza this flu season as presented by Dr. L.J. Tan, MS...

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