Kristen Yawit

With over 5 years of experience in healthcare marketing strategy and pharmacy product development and management, Kristen is the Segment Marketing Manager at Helmer Scientific, focused on the Pharmacy and Vaccine segments.

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Meet CDC Guidelines for Vaccine Storage with Helmer’s i.C3® Information Center

Posted on Apr 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into Helmer’s i.Series® product line, including refrigerators, freezers and ultra low freezers. The i.C3® Information Center provides intelligent diagnostic information and temperature data, while...

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Join Us For Our Upcoming Webinar. COVID-19 One Year Later: Vaccine Progress and New Standards for Storage

Posted on Apr 06, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

A little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is well underway. With 3 vaccines available, most states are now offering vaccines to residents 16 years and older, and over 47 million Americans have completed their vaccine series.


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GX Solutions Refrigerators and Freezers Recognized by ENERGY STAR®

Posted on Apr 01, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

GX Solutions professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers from Helmer Scientific utilize innovative OptiCool™ technology, to help minimize energy use while also achieving optimal temperature management. The use of OptiCool™ technology in our products has been...

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Vaccine Storage Safety and the Importance of Routine Maintenance

Posted on Mar 23, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Safeguarding vaccines is important for a variety of reasons including patient safety, financial impact and compliance. Ensuring proper cold storage prevents costly temperature excursions, which could lead to vaccine waste and the need to revaccinate patients. It’s also...

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Safeguard Room Temp Meds with Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) Cabinets

Posted on Mar 11, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

While much focus has been dedicated to cold storage of medications and vaccines, proper storage of room temperature meds or other pharmacy products at controlled room temperature should be considered. USP <1097> outlines guidance related to the storage and distribution of...

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Third COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Emergency Use Authorization

Posted on Mar 04, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Last week, the FDA authorized the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. This will be the third COVID-19 vaccine available, and the first to allow extended storage at refrigerated temperatures. The FDA also authorized Pfizer’s vaccine to...

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Rising to the challenge to support COVID-19 vaccine cold storage

Posted on Feb 23, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, the demand for reliable cold storage does too. Currently, there are two vaccines approved for emergency use. The Pfizer vaccine requires storage at ultra-low temperatures, -70°C, and the Moderna vaccine requires storage in a freezer...

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration Purchasing Expanding Outside of Central Pharmacy

Posted on Feb 16, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Medical-grade refrigeration has been utilized by central pharmacies for years. Pharmacists have relied on these purpose-built units to safeguard medications and vaccines. As the COVID-19 pandemic began, focus shifted to proper cold storage for test samples and now for the...

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Helmer Custom Products for Pharmacy

Posted on Feb 09, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Helmer Custom Products Division combines our expertise with temperature-controlled storage and competencies in integrations, software, design, testing / validation, and manufacturing to evaluate and build custom solutions to meet the unique needs of our customers.

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Emerging Standards for Vaccine Storage in 2021

Posted on Feb 04, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

The CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit provides vaccine providers with guidelines and recommendations for the proper storage of vaccines. The CDC recommends using purpose-built units with a digital data logger to safeguard vaccines. A recently added addendum and a...

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