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Helmer Scientific Response to COVID-19

Posted on Apr 03, 2020 by Bruce King

Dear Valued Customer, 

Our purpose and work culture at Helmer Scientific are summarized best by our motto statement: WE CARE so THEY CAN… Protecting what matters most to caregivers and their patients.

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Multiple Countries Experience Blood Shortages Due to COVID-19

Posted on Apr 02, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Headlines such as “China's blood donations dry up as coronavirus outbreak quells giving” illustrate the alarming potential of a pandemic to negatively impact the global blood supply. News stories continue to highlight the challenges to the blood supply presented by COVID-19....

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ASHP Provides an In-depth Resource Center for COVID-19

Posted on Apr 01, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Pharmacists play a key role in the health and safety of the patient as well as infection control. The American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists (ASHP) has created an in-depth resource center for all things Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The organization is closely...

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Infographic: Understanding USP <800> and How it Relates to Your Refrigerator

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

When it comes to determining what refrigerators are safe and effective for use in your hazardous drug clean room, it is important to follow the guidelines set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). This infographic highlights the most important information relating to...

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Coronavirus and Concerns About the Blood Supply

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

News about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to break every day. As of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Top priorities include healthcare system preparedness and slowing transmission of the disease to prevent...

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What is a Purpose-built Vaccine Storage Unit?

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Numerous vaccine storage units have entered the market that are designed specifically for the storage of vaccines. These units can take many physical forms. Some look like traditional stand-alone units, while others can take the form of dispensing or vending units, either...

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Clinical Applications Benefit from Improvements in Refrigeration Technology

Posted on Mar 10, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Advances in refrigeration technology are making it possible for facilities to achieve optimal temperature management and realize benefits such as reduced energy consumption. Temperature-sensitive products such as patient samples, reagents, blood, medications and vaccines must...

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Remote Access Control – Using 3rd Party Validation Systems to Control Access to Temperature-Controlled Storage Devices

Posted on Mar 06, 2020 by Jesse Smith

Developing optimal workflows to manage product security and accessibility in a healthcare environment can be a challenging task. When these processes are appropriately developed, user workflows are streamlined, consistent, and controlled. In addition, administrators can...

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2019 Helmer Generosity – A Year in Review

Posted on Mar 05, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

At Helmer Scientific, we are active in our responsibility to the local and global community. We believe that communities thrive when we serve each other. At Helmer we work to foster a culture of generosity by engaging employees to give back to the community.  There are three...

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Temperature Probes: The Benefits of a Solid Thermal Ballast

Posted on Mar 04, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a buffered temperature probe as follows:

Temperature probe designed to prevent false readings by protecting the thermometer from sudden changes in temperature that can occur when opening a refrigerator door. A...

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