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GX Solutions with OptiCool™ Technology: Optimal Pharmacy Storage Solution

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

Technological advances in refrigeration technology have allowed storage of medications and vaccines at optimal temperatures while also minimizing energy usage and reducing noise levels. Energy management is important for the professional healthcare environment. Refrigeration...

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Visit Helmer Scientific at the AABB 2020 Virtual Meeting

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward to our 41st consecutive year of exhibiting at the AABB Annual Meeting. Come visit our virtual booth during the online event, to be held October 3-5, 2020.

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COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma: Regulatory Updates and Resources

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

There have been several recent developments regarding the use of convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) in August 2020. Subsequently, the FDA...

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Vaccine Storage: Capacity and Quality Considerations for the 2020-2021 Influenza Season

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Vaccines have never been more important. According to the CDC, 2020-2021 influenza vaccinations further protect public health by decreasing flu symptoms that can be very similar to COVID-19.  This can limit unnecessary stress on our healthcare providers by reducing severe...

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How Clinical Laboratories Can Benefit from OptiCool™ Refrigeration Technology

Posted on Sep 09, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories depend on refrigeration to safeguard temperature-sensitive patient samples and reagents. Under performing cold storage units can jeopardize the accuracy of test results, put regulatory compliance at risk, and lead to financial losses.

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Join us for a Webinar on Navigating Flu Season Amidst COVID-19

Posted on Sep 03, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

Seasonal flu vaccines remain the best way to prevent the spread of influenza. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to change how they operate to continue to provide essential services to patients.

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Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Platelets

Posted on Sep 01, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its guidance document entitled “Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion” several months ago. Since...

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Demystifying Medical Grade Refrigeration

Posted on Aug 28, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Many manufacturers market solutions for clinical cold storage applications but it can be confusing to truly understand the differences between these products. As life-saving blood therapies, vaccines, and medications all have unique cold chain requirements, ensuring cold...

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Reducing Ultra-Low Freezer Service Costs in the Clinical Lab

Posted on Aug 26, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories depend on ultra-low freezers to store patient specimens within the correct temperature range. In the event of freezer warm-ups or the failure of a compressor, laboratories often must utilize a service company to diagnose the issue and repair a troubled...

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Video Demonstrates Benefits of Pro Line Platelet Storage

Posted on Aug 18, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Reliable platelet storage is essential to blood centers and hospital transfusion services. Blood banks constantly face the challenge of making sure enough platelets are available to meet patient needs. This means it is essential to have a platelet storage system that users...

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