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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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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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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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