Pass-Thru Refrigerators Provide Efficiency in Sterile Compounding Environments

Posted on Nov 29, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Pharmacists who carry out sterile compounding are no strangers to the stringent garbing and sterilization requirements required by USP General Chapter <797>. While USP <797> is the universally accepted guideline for cleanroom garbing requirements, state pharmacy board...

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2- to 3-Day Blood Supply Has Become the New Normal

Posted on Nov 15, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

For more than two years, the blood bank community has faced unprecedented challenges to the blood supply. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is not easy even during the best of times. Then COVID-19 disrupted collections throughout the pandemic, and staffing difficulties have...

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Vaccine Capacity Tool Helps Select the Right Equipment

Posted on Nov 08, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The first COVID-19 vaccine, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, was approved for emergency use on December 11, 2020, in adults 16 and older.  

Since the first emergency use authorization was issued, the FDA has authorized the use of vaccines from three additional...

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Pass-Thru Refrigerators Support Efficient Lab and Blood Bank Workflows

Posted on Nov 01, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific recently announced the launch of our GX Solutions Pass-Thru Refrigerators. Our next generation pass-thru models join the GX Solutions family of environmentally conscious, sustainability focused medical-grade cold storage.

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in Pharmacy: 2022 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Oct 25, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) published the results of its 17thAnnual State of Pharmacy Automation Survey. This survey is based on data provided by 363 pharmacy leaders across a wide range of facility type, size, and location. 

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4 Important Considerations for Selecting Plasma Freezers

Posted on Oct 18, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Plasma is the liquid component of the blood that transports blood cells throughout the body along with other vital substances, such as clotting proteins. Plasma is used to treat patients for a variety of medical reasons, including severe blood loss, liver disease, or cardiac...

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Fall 2022 Vaccination Push Could Save 75,000 Lives

Posted on Oct 11, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Since initially approved for emergency use in late 2020, COVID-19 vaccinations have proven to be the best weapon in the fight against COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, there have been nearly 95 million COVID-19 cases in the United States. 

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Protecting Laboratory Media from Temperature Excursions

Posted on Oct 04, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

In the clinical laboratory, it’s important to safeguard sensitive media from temperature excursions. Temperature-controlled storage from 2-8°C is frequently required. Refrigerators used to store media should have tight temperature uniformity to reduce the risk of having to...

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What is the Impact of Inflation in Pharmacy and How to Combat It

Posted on Sep 27, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The core rate of inflation climbed to 6.3 percent in August, which continues the six-month trend of the highest rate of inflation the United States has seen in 40 years. The current core rate of inflation is more than triple the average rate seen the 10 years prior to the...

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Sep 20, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood Cancer Awareness Month occurs every year in September, helping raise awareness and improve understanding of blood cancers. It is also a time to honor patients who are currently battling blood cancer and those who are in remission.

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