Optimal Temperature Management for Reagents and Patient Specimens

Posted on Jun 17, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

In the clinical laboratory, the use of refrigeration designed for storing temperature-sensitive patient samples and reagents is important for ensuring their integrity and maintaining regulatory compliance. Reagents, for example, must be stored according to manufacturer’s...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Summer 2021 Update

Posted on Jun 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

About 50 percent of the U.S. is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Last month, the FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children who are 12-15, and Moderna is expected to file for EUA for this age group in the coming weeks. Focus on vaccinating adolescents and hesitant...

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Video Illustrates the Benefits of Reliable & Efficient Platelet Storage

Posted on Jun 10, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Platelet products are unique because they have a limited shelf life and require a great deal of resources for donor centers to collect, manufacture, and deliver to hospitals. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted the availability of platelets, with inventory levels...

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Why You Should Consider Interlock Pass-Thru Refrigerators for Your Clean Room

Posted on Jun 08, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

USP <797> details the procedures and requirements for compounding sterile preparations and sets standards that are applicable to all practice settings in which sterile preparations are compounded. The goal of this chapter is to help prevent patient harm from inaccurate or...

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Plasma Freezers Designed for Reliability, Performance, & Sustainability

Posted on Jun 03, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Plasma products are stored at frozen temperatures to preserve clotting factors and optimize shelf life. AABB Standards specify that plasma components should be stored at -18°C or colder. When stored within this temperature range, the expiration date is 12 months from...

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Recovering Immunization Rates Post Pandemic

Posted on Jun 01, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Office visits and routine immunizations decreased during the pandemic. Beginning in Mid-March last year, routine immunization rates dropped significantly. Due to the National Emergency declared in the United States, these rates continued to decline into the late half the...

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Best Practices for Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Ultra-Low Freezer

Posted on May 27, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

When your lab is storing precious samples at ultra-low temperatures, reliable freezer performance is essential. An ultra-low freezer is a significant investment for a laboratory. To protect your investment, along with the integrity of the valuable samples stored inside, it is...

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GX Solutions Refrigerators Support Sustainability & Reduce Cost of Ownership

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories need reliable cold storage to safeguard temperature sensitive patient samples, reagents, and blood products. It is now possible to implement high performance laboratory refrigeration that maintains the required temperature range, provides dependable...

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Strategies for Tackling Vaccine Hesitancy

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Just last week, the FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for use in children between the ages of 12 and 15. Additional clinical trials are underway, and it is expected that Moderna will soon be available to this age group, and both vaccines will become available to younger...

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Protect High-Cost Specialty Drugs with Medical-Grade Refrigeration

Posted on May 13, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

While there is no universal definition of a specialty drug, specialty drugs can be defined by having one or more of the following characteristics:

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