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Helmer Scientific to Showcase New Products at MEDICA 2019 International Trade Fair

Posted on Nov 07, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward to exhibiting at MEDICA 2019. Held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany, MEDICA is the world’s leading medical trade fair. This year’s exhibition dates are November 18 - 21. Visit Helmer in Hall 3 at Stand F86 to see our NEW Pro Line...

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The Influence of Storage Temperature on Vaccines & Medications

Posted on Nov 06, 2019 by Miranda Schroeder

 

Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP, from Pharmaceutical Compliance gives us a behind the scenes look into the importance of vaccine storage temperatures and how they affect vaccine and medication potency. Not only does he provide us resources and anecdotes from previous research...

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Important considerations in choosing a refrigerator/freezer temperature monitoring device

Posted on Nov 01, 2019 by Alex Evans

 

In this blog post, Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP, from Pharmaceutical Compliance gives us an important look into temperature monitoring for pharmaceutical grade refrigerators and freezers.

The temperature monitoring device (TMD) being used to ensure the viability of the...

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FDA Issues Industry Guidance on Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Platelets

Posted on Oct 30, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a final guidance document entitled “Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion.” The new document...

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Mechanisms of Vaccine and Refrigerated Medication Degradation

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 by Alex Evans

 

Storage of vaccinations and other refrigerated or frozen medications outside recommended temperatures can cause irreversible loss of potency and ultimately treatment failure. With vaccines, the risks can be even higher because the patient and provider will both think they...

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GX Solutions: New Medical-Grade Refrigerator Models Recognized by ENERGY STAR®

Posted on Oct 18, 2019 by Ben Greenfield

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently recognized additional Helmer Scientific products as meeting ENERGY STAR® energy efficiency requirements for High Performance Laboratory Refrigerators. New Helmer Scientific GX Solutions laboratory, pharmacy, and...

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How Storage Temperature Impacts Vaccine Degradation

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 by Alex Evans

 

In this blog post, Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP, from Pharmaceutical Compliance gives us an important look into the impace of vaccine storage temperatures.

An often neglected but extremely important part of the pharmacy is the medical-grade refrigerator. It is used to store your...

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Reducing Risk Related to Improper Vaccine Storage

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 by Marilyn Novell Bulloch, Pharm.D. BCPS, FCCM

Vaccines have been protecting us since the creation of the first small pox vaccine in 1796.However, the potency and protection of all vaccines can be compromised if appropriate vaccine storage and handling practices are not followed. Contamination, deterioration, and...

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Video Highlights the Benefits of a Quiet Work Environment with GX Solutions

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

High sound levels in hospital settings are a common complaint among patients, staff, and visitors. A noisy environment can impede healing in patients and have negative effects on healthcare personnel. Reducing noise helps provide a more comfortable environment for patients...

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USP Receives Appeals on General Chapters <795>, <797>, and <825> Postponing the Official Dates Until Further Notice

Posted on Oct 03, 2019 by Miranda Schroeder

On September 23, 2019, USP issued a statement explaining that they are postponing the official dates of the revised <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding - Nonsterile and <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations, and the new general chapter <825>...

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