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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.

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Platelet Storage: Benefits of AdvanceCore™ Technology

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Pro Line Platelet Storage Systems from Helmer Scientific offer the precise temperature uniformity, constant agitation, and reliable performance that are critically important to blood banks. Powered by AdvanceCore™ Thermoelectric Heating and Cooling Technology, Pro Line...

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Platelet Storage: What Is AdvanceCore™ Technology?

Posted on Feb 13, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Reliable platelet storage is essential to blood centers and hospital transfusion services. Blood banks constantly face the challenge of making sure enough platelets are available to meet patient needs. This means it is essential to have a platelet storage system that users...

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Saving Energy and Reducing Cost with GX Solutions Refrigerators

Posted on Feb 04, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Did you know that technological advances have made it possible to minimize energy use while also achieving optimal temperature management? GX Solutions professional medical-grade refrigerators from Helmer Scientific utilize innovative OptiCool™ technology. Designed for...

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What You Need to Know About Pro Line Platelet Storage

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Life-saving platelet transfusions are essential for patients fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. To maintain viability, platelet products must be stored within a tight temperature range and with continuous gentle agitation.

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National Blood Donor Month Helps Save Lives

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

In 1970, the month of January was designated National Blood Donor Month. January is one of the most challenging times for blood centers to collect enough blood products to keep up with demand and avoid shortages.

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Clinical Laboratory: The Best of 2019

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

We have gathered the top clinical lab posts from 2019. Topics include the launch of our new GX Solutions upright refrigerators, an ultra-low freezer survey, a guide for selecting Laboratory Refrigerators, and a demonstration of the UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washing System....

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Blood Bank: The Best of 2019

Posted on Jan 08, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

We have gathered the top blood bank posts from 2019. Topics include the launches of our new Pro Line countertop platelet storage systems and GX Solutions upright refrigerators, as well as the new AABB Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation Program. In these posts you will...

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How Samples Are Protected During Ultra-Low Freezer Door Openings

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

An Ultra-Low freezer should be designed to prevent stored materials from being exposed to warmer temperatures. Accessing the contents of an Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer is a regular occurrence that should not have a dramatic impact on the temperature throughout the entire...

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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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