New Standard for Vaccine Storage Published

Posted on Jul 29, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

The Joint Committee for Vaccine Storage, formed under a partnership between CDC and NSF International, has finalized and published a new standard for vaccine storage. The new NSF / ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard is designed to help providers better understand the...

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Centrifuge Solutions for Clinical Labs

Posted on Jul 27, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

A centrifuge is an important tool used in the clinical laboratory, playing an essential role in separating liquid and solid components. Labs that perform biochemical analyses on body fluids use centrifuges to separate blood cells from serum/plasma, to separate sediment from...

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5 Tips for Ensuring Vaccine Storage Safety

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Ensuring vaccines are stored in accordance with manufactures’ recommendations and in compliance with facility, state and local guidelines are important to maintaining a safe vaccine program. Protecting vaccines from improper storage can help prevent ineffective or destroyed...

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Best Practices for Selecting Freezers for the Clinical Lab

Posted on Jul 20, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

After the prolonged surge in demand for COVID-19 testing, clinical laboratories now face the challenge of unpredictable testing needs as the pandemic evolves. In addition, as the fall season approaches, labs are making plans to test for other respiratory illnesses along with...

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Cold Storage Solutions for Hazardous Drug Rooms

Posted on Jul 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

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).

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Donations Urgently Needed as Blood Supply Drops to Unprecedented Levels

Posted on Jul 13, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

A critical national blood shortage has prompted urgent calls for donations from blood centers across the country. According to the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism, the blood supply in the United States has dropped to “red”...

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UltraCW® II Cell Washer Demonstration Video Series

Posted on Jul 01, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washer saves time and effort by automating the manual steps associated with pre-transfusion tube testing. The UltraCW® II is designed to provide precise, consistent, and reproducible cell washing results. It features an intuitive touchscreen...

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Looking Ahead to the 2021-2022 Flu Season and Back to School Immunization

Posted on Jun 29, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

According to the CDC, last year’s flu season saw the highest number flu vaccine doses ever administered. More than 193 million doses were given, and about 53-54% of adults received a flu vaccine. This coverage is higher compared to the previous year, which was about 48% of...

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GX Solutions Provide Medical-Grade Cold Storage Benefits

Posted on Jun 24, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Proper cold storage of medications and vaccines is critical in the healthcare environment, and often can be the difference between viable, effective products, and ineffective or wasted product. GX Solutions from Helmer Scientific is the first line of medical-grade...

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Video Series: i.C3® Intelligent Monitoring for Clinical Labs

Posted on Jun 22, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

i.Series® refrigerators, freezers, and Pro Line platelet incubators from Helmer Scientific feature the i.C3® Information Center. The i.C3® is a touchscreen user interface that provides temperature data, intelligent diagnostic information, and security features to keep the...

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