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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

Video Highlights the Benefits of Pro Line Platelet Storage Systems with AdvanceCore™ Technology

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

AdvanceCore™ is an innovative solid-state heating and cooling system that has been incorporated into the design of Pro Line Platelet Storage Systems. Dependable platelet storage is essential to blood banks. Helmer Scientific has applied AdvanceCore™ technology to create a...

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Case Study: Hospital Evaluates Pro Line Platelet Storage System

Posted on Dec 05, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Customer feedback is extremely important during the development of new products. Helmer Scientific placed a Pro Line Countertop Platelet Storage System at an evaluation site as part of our product development process, enabling users to experience the platelet incubator and...

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Helmer Scientific Is the First Vendor to Participate in New AABB Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation Program

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

AABB has announced a new Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation (SCoPE) Program for vendors that supply products and services to the transfusion medicine community. It is designed to recognize participating suppliers that demonstrate compliance with AABB Standards.

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Key Features for Ultra-Low Freezer Performance

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

It seems obvious that an Ultra-Low freezer should be designed to protect stored samples from being exposed to adverse temperature conditions. Key features play a critical role in safeguarding valuable samples. There are, however, significant differences in how...

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Helmer Scientific to Showcase New Products at MEDICA 2019 International Trade Fair

Posted on Nov 07, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward to exhibiting at MEDICA 2019. Held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany, MEDICA is the world’s leading medical trade fair. This year’s exhibition dates are November 18 - 21. Visit Helmer in Hall 3 at Stand F86 to see our NEW Pro Line...

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FDA Issues Industry Guidance on Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Platelets

Posted on Oct 30, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a final guidance document entitled “Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion.” The new document...

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Video Highlights the Benefits of a Quiet Work Environment with GX Solutions

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

High sound levels in hospital settings are a common complaint among patients, staff, and visitors. A noisy environment can impede healing in patients and have negative effects on healthcare personnel. Reducing noise helps provide a more comfortable environment for patients...

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Helmer Scientific to Showcase New Products at the 2019 AABB Annual Meeting

Posted on Oct 03, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward to our 40th consecutive year of exhibiting at the AABB Annual Meeting and introducing Pro Line Platelet Storage and GX Solutions Refrigerators. This year’s meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas, October 19 – 22, 2019. Come and...

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Now Available – PDF Temperature Graphs and Event Reports

Posted on Sep 26, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

i.Series® temperature-controlled storage products from Helmer Scientific feature the i.C3® Information Center. The i.C3® touchscreen user interface provides constant temperature monitoring and robust reporting capabilities. It is integrated into i.Series® refrigerators, -30°C...

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Easier Maintenance for Refrigerators and  -30°C Freezers with Optional Solid Ballast

Posted on Aug 30, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Keeping up with preventive maintenance is important to ensuring the performance and longevity of any piece of equipment. For medical-grade cold storage, routine maintenance activities are vital to ensuring that the valuable products stored inside are safeguarded from adverse...

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