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Best of 2021: Clinical Lab

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has collected the top ten clinical laboratory posts from 2021. Popular topics include temperature-controlled storage that is environmentally friendly and reduces the cost of ownership, ENERGY STAR® recognition for laboratory freezers, the capabilities of...

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Helmer Scientific’s GX Solutions Refrigerators, Freezers Certified to New NSF/ANSI Vaccine Storage Safety Standard

Posted on Jan 11, 2022 by Ben Greenfield

Helmer Scientific announces certification of their GX Solutions Refrigerators and Freezers to the new NSF/ANSI 456 standard for the safe storage of vaccines. GX Solutions are the first professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers that are optimized for critical...

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Best of 2021: Blood Bank

Posted on Jan 04, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has gathered the top ten blood bank posts from 2021. Popular topics included the new GX Solutions plasma freezers, the capabilities of the i.C3® Information Center, and the benefits of Pro Line platelet storage. Within these posts you will find a variety of...

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Clinical Laboratories Testing for Multiple Respiratory Viruses

Posted on Dec 23, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical laboratories have had to ramp up testing for SARS-CoV-2. In addition, this year labs have had to prepare for a potential “perfect storm” of testing for influenza A, influenza B, and RSV along with COVID-19.

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Best of 2021: Pharmacy and Vaccine Storage

Posted on Dec 16, 2021 by Donna Holpuch

We have gathered our top pharmacy and vaccine storage posts from the past 12 months. The year was dominated by challenges and uncertainty, and the pharmacy and other vaccine providers/administrators played a significant role in the storage and administration of COVID-19...

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Survey Highlights Importance of Rare Blood Inventories

Posted on Dec 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Safe blood transfusions rely on accurate typing and cross-matching, which ensures compatibility between the donor’s and the recipient’s blood. An individual’s blood type is based on whether certain proteins are present on their red blood cells. These proteins, called...

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U.S. Blood Centers Launch the Nation’s First Emergency Blood Reserve

Posted on Dec 07, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

A stable, sustainable blood supply is an essential element of every health care system. Surge capacity is also critical in the event of a large-scale emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on the U.S. blood supply, elevating concerns about disaster preparedness.

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USP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit Addresses Challenges

Posted on Dec 02, 2021 by Ben Greenfield

In order to help fill gaps in preparation, storage, handling, and administration of newer COVID-19 vaccines, USP led the development of a COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit. This guide, available for U.S. and international providers, offers operational considerations developed...

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Clinical Lab Staffing Even More Challenging with COVID-19

Posted on Nov 30, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical laboratories were facing a shortage of qualified personnel to meet their staffing needs. As the pandemic has continued, staffing challenges have become more acute. In addition, some testing supplies have become scarce and...

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in Pharmacy: 2021 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Nov 18, 2021 by Ben Greenfield

Medical-grade refrigeration is a critical product category for hospital pharmacy to help safeguard life-saving medications and vaccines.

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) recently released the 16th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation Report, which surveys pharmacists on...

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