Why Service Matters in Healthcare Space: A Conversation with Wes Peik

Posted on Mar 28, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Preventative maintenance and equipment service are ongoing topics of discussion in clinical settings. However, there is still a high-level of variance in how facilities prioritize and manage these activities. 

We sat down with Wes Peik, Director of Global Technical Services, at...

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Helmer Scientific is Your Resource for Blood Bank Cell Washers

Posted on Mar 21, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

As manufacturers refine their portfolios and cell washers are more difficult to come by, Helmer Scientific continues to support our customers by offering the UltraCW®II Automatic Cell Washing System. The UltraCW®II saves time and effort by automating the manual steps associated...

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How is Your Pharmacy Supporting Sustainability?

Posted on Mar 14, 2023 by Brandon Russell

In a press release issued late last year, the United Nations declared climate change as the greatest threat the world has ever faced.

Climate scientists attribute human-created greenhouse gas emissions as the primary cause of record-breaking temperatures, extreme shifts in...

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High Quality Cold Storage Benefits Cell & Gene Therapy Labs

Posted on Mar 07, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Conventional therapies for treating diseases, such as surgery and medication, have long helped people around the world. However, there are many diseases that cannot be cured by traditional therapies. Advances in cell and gene therapies have the potential to offer new treatment...

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The Next Marquee Vaccine Candidates

Posted on Feb 28, 2023 by Brandon Russell

During the last three years, the primary focus in the vaccine market has been the development, distribution, and administration of COVID-19 vaccines. Since December 2020, more than 13.2 billion vaccine doses have been administered. Roughly 70 percent of the global population...

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3 Factors to Consider When Selecting Ultra-Low Freezers for Clinical Lab

Posted on Feb 21, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical labs rely on ultra-low freezers to store valuable samples and other materials within a specified temperature range. Storage at the proper temperature safeguards the integrity of these items. It is critical for ensuring accurate test results, maintaining regulatory...

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Cold Storage Equipment Matters in Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Posted on Feb 14, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Specialty pharmacy represents the largest single-focus opportunity for health systems to improve patient outcomes and experiences while still realizing incremental economic growth.  

Through 2025, the specialty drug market is expected to grow by 8 percent a year, which...

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i.Series® Blood Bank Cold Storage Supports Regulatory Compliance

Posted on Feb 07, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Maintaining appropriate temperature control of blood products is a high priority for blood banks. Great care is taken to ensure these therapies are stored within recommended temperature ranges.

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VFC Program Increases Access, Improves Community Health

Posted on Jan 31, 2023 by Brandon Russell

One of the primary vaccine administration programs designed to increase access and uptake of vaccines is the entitlement program Vaccines for Children (VFC).  

The VFC program was launched after a measles outbreak in the early 1990s, when it was determined more than half of the...

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Survey: Clinical Labs Expanding Use of Medical-Grade Refrigeration

Posted on Jan 24, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical labs store temperature-sensitive specimens, reagents, and controls. To ensure accurate test results, it’s important for these materials to be stored within the correct temperature range. The use of medical-grade cold storage specifically designed for this purpose...

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