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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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Join Us For Our Upcoming Webinar. COVID-19 One Year Later: Vaccine Progress and New Standards for Storage

Posted on Apr 06, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

A little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is well underway. With 3 vaccines available, most states are now offering vaccines to residents 16 years and older, and over 47 million Americans have completed their vaccine series.

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GX Solutions Refrigerators and Freezers Recognized by ENERGY STAR®

Posted on Apr 01, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

GX Solutions professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers from Helmer Scientific utilize innovative OptiCool™ technology, to help minimize energy use while also achieving optimal temperature management. The use of OptiCool™ technology in our products has been...

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Pro Line Platelet Storage: Benefits of Innovative Technology

Posted on Mar 30, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

For many cancer patients and those suffering traumatic injuries, platelets are an essential life-saving therapy. The blood bank community constantly strives to make sure an adequate supply of platelets is available to keep up with demand. For this reason, platelet storage...

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See How Easy it is to Program the UltraCW® II Cell Washer

Posted on Mar 25, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washing System features programmability that is flexible and intuitive. New programs can easily be created on the full-color touchscreen. The pre-set programs can also be edited, enabling them to be fine-tuned to your facility’s needs.

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Vaccine Storage Safety and the Importance of Routine Maintenance

Posted on Mar 23, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Safeguarding vaccines is important for a variety of reasons including patient safety, financial impact and compliance. Ensuring proper cold storage prevents costly temperature excursions, which could lead to vaccine waste and the need to revaccinate patients. It’s also...

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

Posted on Mar 22, 2021 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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GX Solutions Innovation Continues with Launch of Laboratory & Plasma Freezers

Posted on Mar 18, 2021 by Ben Greenfield

Helmer Scientific is pleased to announce the launch of GX Solutions Laboratory and Plasma Freezers for vaccines, medications, blood therapies, and sample storage. Powered by OptiCool™ technology GX Solutions are the first professional medical-grade freezers that are...

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