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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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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Helmer Scientific Launches Pro Line Floor Model Platelet Storage Systems

Posted on Aug 01, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific is committed to serving the blood bank community and pleased to announce the launch of Pro Line Floor Model Platelet Storage Systems. The new floor model systems combine innovations in performance, reliability, and efficiency to offer optimal platelet storage...

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Energy Efficient Lab Refrigerators, Freezers Reduce Cost of Ownership

Posted on Jul 18, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Patient specimens and reagents are temperature-sensitive and must be stored properly to ensure accurate test results. Clinical labs that implement medical-grade cold storage designed to maintain strict temperature ranges ensure the integrity of their reagents and samples....

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Video: i.C3® Event Log Documents Storage Device Alarms

Posted on Jun 27, 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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Reliable Ultra-Low Freezers for Short-Staffed Clinical Labs

Posted on Jun 13, 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, which is essential for ensuring accurate test results and maintaining...

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GX Solutions Freezers Safeguard Plasma, Support Regulatory Compliance

Posted on May 23, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Plasma transfusions play a critical role in treating certain conditions. For example, severe trauma, shock, or burns can cause loss of blood volume and deplete many important electrolytes. Plasma transfusions help restore the patient’s blood pressure and volume status, along...

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Short-Staffed Labs Can Benefit from the i.C3® Information Center

Posted on May 09, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Accurate and timely test results are critical to patient care. Unfortunately, the shortage of medical laboratory professionals continues to be an issue at many  healthcare facilities.

According to Forbes, there is currently a shortage of approximately 20,000-25,000 medical...

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