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Strategies for Catch-up Vaccination: Improving Immunization Rates

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

In our recent blog, “The Critical Importance of Improving Immunization Rates During COVID-19”, we discussed the importance of routine immunizations in public health and the consequences of a failure to protect against influenza this flu season as presented by Dr. L.J. Tan, MS...

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The Critical Importance of Improving Immunization Rates During COVID-19

Posted on Oct 08, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

We recently hosted a vaccine webinar with Dr. L.J. Tan, MS PhD, Chief Strategy Officer of the Immunization Action Coalition. Dr. Tan shared the importance of routine immunizations in public health, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunization coverage rates, and the...

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Pro Line Platelet Storage: Keeping Platelets Safe While Saving Energy

Posted on Oct 06, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

To maintain viability, platelet products must be stored within a tight temperature range and with continuous gentle agitation. Pro Line Platelet Storage Systems from Helmer Scientific offer the precise temperature uniformity, constant agitation, and reliable performance that...

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Emerging Standards for Vaccine Storage Units

Posted on Oct 01, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

The CDC recently released a playbook to assist states, public health facilities, and partner organizations in planning for distribution of new COVID-19 vaccines. This document reinforces the critical nature of appropriate storage and handling of vaccines to prevent loss and...

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Clinical Laboratory Cold Storage for COVID-19 Testing

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Throughout 2020 clinical laboratories have worked diligently to scale up testing for COVID-19. Each test comes with the manufacturer’s Instructions for Use (IFU) which provide storage requirements for the samples and reagents. These materials must be stored within the correct...

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GX Solutions with OptiCool™ Technology: Optimal Pharmacy Storage Solution

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

Technological advances in refrigeration technology have allowed storage of medications and vaccines at optimal temperatures while also minimizing energy usage and reducing noise levels. Energy management is important for the professional healthcare environment. Refrigeration...

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Visit Helmer Scientific at the AABB 2020 Virtual Meeting

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward to our 41st consecutive year of exhibiting at the AABB Annual Meeting. Come visit our virtual booth during the online event, to be held October 3-5, 2020.

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COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma: Regulatory Updates and Resources

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

There have been several recent developments regarding the use of convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) in August 2020. Subsequently, the FDA...

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Vaccine Storage: Capacity and Quality Considerations for the 2020-2021 Influenza Season

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Vaccines have never been more important. According to the CDC, 2020-2021 influenza vaccinations further protect public health by decreasing flu symptoms that can be very similar to COVID-19.  This can limit unnecessary stress on our healthcare providers by reducing severe...

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How Clinical Laboratories Can Benefit from OptiCool™ Refrigeration Technology

Posted on Sep 09, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories depend on refrigeration to safeguard temperature-sensitive patient samples and reagents. Under performing cold storage units can jeopardize the accuracy of test results, put regulatory compliance at risk, and lead to financial losses.

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