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Pro Line Platelet Storage: Hospital Blood Bank Case Study

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the blood bank community has been presented with challenges to the blood supply and to their ability to optimize collections to meet demand. As blood establishments begin to recover from these issues, the new challenge is to rebuild their base of...

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Webinar Recap | COVID-19 One Year Later: Vaccine Progress and New Standards for Vaccine Storage

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Thank you to our hosts and participants for joining last week’s webinar: COVID-19: One Year Later: Vaccine Progress and New Standards for Vaccine Storage. Dr. L.J. Tan from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and Helmer Scientific’s Dennis Smith, Vice President of...

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Infographic: GX Solutions Freezers with Innovative OptiCool™ Technology

Posted on May 04, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

GX Solutions are the first professional medical-grade freezers. Specifically designed for critical healthcare applications, they provide optimized control in three important areas, including temperature performance, noise reduction, and decreased energy use.

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Supporting Pharmacy Efficiency and Patient Safety

Posted on Apr 29, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

According to a 2019 National Pharmacist Workflow Study, more than 60% of pharmacists surveyed said their workloads had risen in the past year. Not long after this study was released, the COVID-19 pandemic added to the expanded workload of pharmacists. 

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GX Solutions Freezers Receive ENERGY STAR® Recognition

Posted on Apr 27, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently recognized additional Helmer Scientific products as meeting ENERGY STAR® program requirements. Helmer Scientific GX Solutions upright and undercounter laboratory and plasma freezers...

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Cost Effective Centrifugation for Lipemic Samples

Posted on Apr 22, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Ultracentrifuges are an expensive solution for processing lipemic samples, especially when many facilities process them only a few times a week. In addition, sending out lipemic samples can result in sample misplacement and take days to obtain outcomes, while reagents or...

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Medical-grade vaccine storage can help prevent vaccine and financial loss

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several news headlines regarding spoiled COVID-19 vaccines due to temperature control issues or equipment failures. Improper storage and handling of vaccines can reduce vaccine potency and even result in the need to...

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Meet CDC Guidelines for Vaccine Storage with Helmer’s i.C3® Information Center

Posted on Apr 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into Helmer’s i.Series® product line, including refrigerators, freezers and ultra low freezers. The i.C3® Information Center provides intelligent diagnostic information and temperature data, while...

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How to Select a System for Thawing Frozen Plasma

Posted on Apr 13, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Frozen plasma products must be safely thawed prior to transfusion. Currently, transfusion services may need to thaw both standard plasma products and high-titer COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP). Fortunately, convalescent plasma is a blood product that can be thawed in the...

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Environmentally Friendly Medical-Grade Refrigerators Save Energy & Reduce Cost

Posted on Apr 08, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Traditional cooling technology has been used in laboratory and blood bank refrigerators for many years. This approach relies on fixed capacity compressors and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants to achieve the required temperature range. While these systems achieve...

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