Environmental Sustainability in the Clinical Environment

Posted on Jul 16, 2024 by Chris Storey

From clean energy to electric vehicles to CO2 reduction to responsible sourcing, companies across industries are embracing corporate responsibility in unprecedented numbers. Corporate pledges to meet aggressive sustainability goals in the next decade have become nearly...

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3 Criteria for Selecting a Cell Washer

Posted on Jul 09, 2024 by Chris Storey

Cell washing is critical for preparing blood cells for pre-transfusion antiglobulin reagent tests such as ABO compatibility, Rh testing, and cross-matching. Historically, the cell washing process was a heavily manual process involving several iterations of preparation,...

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3 Trends in Medical-Grade Cold Storage

Posted on May 21, 2024 by Chris Storey

From the introduction of HMOs in the 1990s to the Affordable Care Act in 2010 to the rise of the Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) and the rapid development of biologics, mRNA, and gene therapies, healthcare has experienced wide sweeping changes in the past 30 years that...

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Rebates Available for Energy Efficient Cold Storage

Posted on May 07, 2024 by Chris Storey

Helmer Scientific entered a partnership with Energy Solutions, an organization that creates transformational programs for environmental change, to help combat climate change and promote decarbonization by offering substantial rebates to customers in eligible locations for...

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in Hospital Pharmacies

Posted on May 02, 2024 by Chris Storey

Pharmacy directors are required to balance many different operational factors in order to protect inventory, serve patients, manage staffing, and reduce expenses. So when the question of cold storage comes up, it can be tempting to jump straight to the cheapest viable option.

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4 Key Indicators of Reliability When Selecting a Pharmacy Refrigerator

Posted on Apr 23, 2024 by Chris Storey

Selecting a pharmacy refrigerator is a critical task that impacts all aspects of the pharmacy, including footprint and physical space, inventory management and protection, cost containment, compliance, and more. Unfortunately, this critical decision is often driven solely by...

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Four Key Considerations for Selecting Lab Freezers

Posted on Apr 11, 2024 by Colleen Holtkamp

To ensure accurate test results, clinical laboratories need to ensure temperature-sensitive reagents and specimens are stored properly. Medical-grade cold storage designed to maintain strict temperature ranges helps safeguard the integrity of these materials and supports...

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Helmer to Attend Asembia’s AXS24 Summit

Posted on Apr 04, 2024 by Donna Holpuch

The Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit is at the epicenter of the pharmacy industry, providing a unique opportunity to understand challenges, generate solutions, and define the future of specialty pharmacies. The AXS24 Summit will be in Las Vegas from April 28-May 2.

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Regulatory and Design Considerations for Automatic Cell Washers

Posted on Mar 26, 2024 by Colleen Holtkamp

Pre-transfusion testing refers to the laboratory tests required to ensure compatibility between a patient’s blood and a transfusion of donated blood. This process includes patient identification, sample collection and labeling, and laboratory testing to determine the patient’s...

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Demystifying Medical-Grade Cold Storage: Part 3

Posted on Mar 19, 2024 by Brandon Russell

Welcome to the third and final part of our three-part series dedicated to outlining the performance, features, and certifications that set medical-grade cold storage equipment apart from standard-, food-, or commercial-grade refrigerators and freezers.

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