Best of 2020: Clinical Laboratory

Posted on Jan 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has collected the top ten clinical laboratory posts from 2020. Popular topics from 2020 include selecting cold storage for COVID-19 testing, the benefits of adopting new refrigeration technology in the lab, and how the i.C3® Information Center helps support...

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Blood and Convalescent Plasma Needed During National Blood Donor Month

Posted on Jan 13, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

January is National Blood Donor Month, and in 2021, donations are needed more than ever. In the United States, someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. This person could be an accident victim, someone battling cancer, a new mother with a complicated delivery, or a...

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GX Solutions with OptiCool™ Technology: Sustainable Pharmacy Storage Solution

Posted on Jan 12, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Cold storage for medications and vaccines have never been more important. Ensuring equipment meets performance requirements for these products is critical to ensure efficacy, safety, and compliance. In addition, energy efficiency and sustainability should also be considered....

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted on Jan 07, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Last month, the FDA authorized both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. Over 4 million doses have been administered during Phase 1a, which prioritizes healthcare workers and long-term care residents. Vaccine supply remains limited, and demand for the...

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Best of 2020: Blood Bank

Posted on Jan 05, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has gathered the top ten blood bank posts from 2020. Our goal is to provide you with educational content that is informative regarding the proper storage of blood products. Popular topics from 2020 include the storage and thawing of COVID-19 convalescent...

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Efficiently Test Storage Unit Alarms with i.C3® Automatic Alarm Testing

Posted on Dec 29, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood banks perform quality control checks at regular intervals as part of their Quality Management System. Alarm activations are an important QC step for equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, and platelet incubators.

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i.C3® Download Function Generates Temperature Graphs & Event Reports

Posted on Dec 17, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

It is essential that blood products be stored within the proper temperature range. To ensure this, AABB Standard 3.6.2 states that, “Storage temperatures of refrigerators, freezers, and platelet incubators shall be monitored.” i.Series® blood storage products from Helmer...

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Best of 2020: Hospital Pharmacy

Posted on Dec 15, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

Helmer Scientific has gathered the top ten pharmacy related posts from 2020. Popular hospital pharmacy topics this year include medical-grade refrigeration in the pharmacy, COVID-19 preparations and preventing drug shortages during the pandemic. Helmer’s goal is to provide...

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Download Temperature Graphs and Event Reports with the i.C3®

Posted on Dec 10, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories are responsible for storing temperature-sensitive reagents and patient samples. To safeguard their integrity, it is critical to ensure that these items are stored within strict temperature ranges. Medical-grade refrigeration with added intelligence...

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Best of 2020: Vaccine Storage

Posted on Dec 08, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

Helmer Scientific has gathered the top ten vaccine related blog posts from 2020. During the pandemic, vaccine storage and handling has become a hot topic as a vaccine for COVID-19 is anticipated in addition to gearing up for the influenza season. Blog topics also include...

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