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.

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GX Solutions Ultra-Low Freezers Support Sustainability in Clinical Lab

Posted on Feb 06, 2024 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical labs rely on ultra-low freezers to store patient 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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Save Lives During National Blood Donor Month

Posted on Jan 16, 2024 by Colleen Holtkamp

The month of January was designated National Blood Donor Month more than 50 years ago. It is the time of year when blood centers face the biggest challenges to collecting enough blood to keep pace with demand. During the winter months, inclement weather and seasonal illnesses...

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Downloadable Temperature Graphs and Event Reports Support Compliance

Posted on Jan 09, 2024 by Colleen Holtkamp

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into i.Series® refrigerators and freezers from Helmer Scientific. The i.C3® provides intelligent diagnostic information and temperature data while providing security features to keep the information safe....

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Best of 2023: Blood Bank & Clinical Lab

Posted on Dec 05, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

As we approach the end of the year, the Helmer Scientific team took an opportunity to look back at our blogs throughout 2023. We have gathered the top blood bank and clinical lab posts to share.

Popular topics included new product launches, solutions that support regulatory...

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Blood Storage Devices Designed for Reliability

Posted on Oct 31, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood products must be stored within specific temperature ranges to safeguard their integrity and maintain regulatory compliance. AABB Standards provide the requirements for storage, transportation, and expiration of various blood products.

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3 Important Considerations for Selecting Lab Refrigerators

Posted on Oct 17, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

To ensure accurate test results, clinical laboratories need to ensure temperature-sensitive reagents, media, and specimens are stored properly. Medical-grade cold storage designed to maintain strict temperature ranges helps safeguard the integrity of these materials.

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Reduce Cost of Ownership with Pro Line Floor Model Platelet Storage Systems

Posted on Oct 03, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

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

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Supporting Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare

Posted on Sep 19, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Climate change has anegativeimpact on the environment, which in turn affectshuman health. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), health consequences linked to climate change include respiratory and heart diseases, pest-related diseases such as Lyme disease...

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i.Series® Ultra-Low Freezers Safeguard Blood Products

Posted on Aug 31, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

For blood products that need to be stored at ultra-low temperatures (-65°C or colder), it is important to select a freezer that is reliable and supports compliance. i.Series® Ultra-Low Freezers from Helmer Scientific are designed for optimal performance and reliability.

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Lab Freezers Designed for Reliability

Posted on Aug 15, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Reagents and patient specimens are temperature sensitive, and storage within the correct temperature range is critical for ensuring accurate test results. The use of equipment designed for storing these materials is important for safeguarding their integrity and maintaining...

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