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Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer designs, manufactures, and markets specialized medical and laboratory equipment to customers in more than 125 countries. With an extensive background in Helmer products, Colleen’s focus is on the Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank segments.

Recent Posts

What Are Best Practices for Selecting Plasma Freezers?

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving the blood bank community for more than 40 years.  Over time we have received questions about what’s important in the design of medical-grade cold storage...

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What Are Best Practices for Selecting Blood Bank Refrigerators?

Posted on Jul 09, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving the blood bank community for more than 40 years. Over time we have received questions about what’s important in the design of a Blood Bank Refrigerator. What is...

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What Are Best Practices for Selecting Plasma Thawing Systems?

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving the blood bank community more than 40 years.  Over time we have received questions about what is important in the design of a Plasma Thawing System. What is it...

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Ultra-Low Freezer Survey Explores User Needs and Purchasing Considerations

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Have you ever wondered what’s important to laboratories that use ultra-low freezers to store their valuable samples? TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS recently looked at this question and published an article...

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World Blood Donor Day is June 14

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Photo courtesy of WHO

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated in countries all around the world each year on June 14. The goal is to raise awareness of the universal need for safe blood in the...

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New Video Shows How Helmer Scientific is Helping Zipline Save Lives in Ghana

Posted on Jun 06, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Zipline, a U.S. robotics firm based in the Silicon Valley, broke new ground by implementing drone delivery service for blood products in Rwanda. Now having launched in Ghana, their innovative...

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What You Need to Know: Manual and Auto-Defrost Freezer Performance

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific designs and manufactures medical-grade cold-storage and processing equipment to help our customers deliver the highest levels of patient care. Over the years we have regularly...

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Demo Video Series: UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washing System

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

The UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washing System from Helmer Scientific offers exceptional performance and consistent, reproducible results. In addition, it is very easy to install, operate, and...

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UltraCW® II Cell Washer Demo Video Series: Cleaning

Posted on May 08, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

The UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washing System from Helmer Scientific offers a convenient cleaning procedure. We have developed a video that walks you through the process step-by-step.

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UltraCW® II Cell Washer Demo Video Series: System Settings and Calibration

Posted on May 01, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

With the UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washing System from Helmer Scientific, it is very convenient to change system settings as well as to check the calibration and adjust if needed. We have...

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