CDC Recommended Routine Maintenance for Vaccine Storage Units

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The updated CDC Storage and Handling Toolkit states that storage units and Temperature Monitoring Devices (TMDs) need regular maintenance to ensure proper operation.

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Clinical Labs Can Save Energy and Reduce Cost with GX Solutions

Posted on Feb 25, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Laboratory refrigerators that use conventional cooling technology have been available for many years. These systems provide a temperature-controlled environment for patient samples, reagents, and controls, but tend to consume more energy than newer approaches.


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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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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in the Pharmacy: 2020 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Medical-grade refrigeration is critical to protecting temperature sensitive medications and vaccines.

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) recently released the 14th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation Report which surveys pharmacists on the use of medical-grade cold...

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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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Helmer Participates in STEM Fest 2020

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

Helmer Scientific was excited to participate in the 3rd Annual Indiana Pacers STEM Fest 2020, held before the Pacers/Knicks basketball game.

Local Indiana corporations, universities and non-profit organizations provided hands-on activities to stimulate and spark kids’...

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CDC Vaccine Toolkit 2020: What’s New?

Posted on Feb 06, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The 2020 Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit is a comprehensive guide that reflects best practices for vaccine storage and handling from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, product information from vaccine manufacturers, and scientific...

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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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Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) Cabinets to Safeguard Medications

Posted on Jan 31, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

In General Chapter <1079>, the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) provides detailed guidance for the storage and distribution of drugs. As part of this guidance, USP <1079> addresses risk related to medications that require temperature-controlled storage. 

USP reinforces that...

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Pharmacy Refrigerators: The Benefits of GX Solutions from Helmer Scientific

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Helmer Scientific recently introduced the new line of GX Solutions pharmacy refrigerators. GX Solutions are designed specifically for the storage of critical products such as medications and vaccines.

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