View the Capabilities of the i.C3® Interactive Temperature Graph

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Visibility into the temperature performance of storage devices can quickly alert users to any issues or provide reassurance that all is well. The ability to easily access and view this information in a user-friendly format can provide rapid insights into the performance of...

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The importance of cold storage during COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

With the recent emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, cold storage has become a front and center topic. While the concept of cold storage is not new, the need for reliable cold storage and maintaining cold storage throughout distribution of the...

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Heroes Behind the Scenes: Medical Laboratory Professionals

Posted on Jan 20, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

What drives decisions about an individual’s medical care? About two-thirds of the time, these critical decisions are based on the results of a laboratory test. An enormous volume of testing is needed to support patient care. According to AACC, about 13 billion lab tests are...

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Best of 2020: Clinical Laboratory

Posted on Jan 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has collected the top ten clinical laboratory posts from 2020. Popular topics from 2020 include selecting cold storage for COVID-19 testing, the benefits of adopting new refrigeration technology in the lab, and how the i.C3® Information Center helps support...

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Blood and Convalescent Plasma Needed During National Blood Donor Month

Posted on Jan 13, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

January is National Blood Donor Month, and in 2021, donations are needed more than ever. In the United States, someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. This person could be an accident victim, someone battling cancer, a new mother with a complicated delivery, or a...

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GX Solutions with OptiCool™ Technology: Sustainable Pharmacy Storage Solution

Posted on Jan 12, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Cold storage for medications and vaccines have never been more important. Ensuring equipment meets performance requirements for these products is critical to ensure efficacy, safety, and compliance. In addition, energy efficiency and sustainability should also be considered....

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted on Jan 07, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Last month, the FDA authorized both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. Over 4 million doses have been administered during Phase 1a, which prioritizes healthcare workers and long-term care residents. Vaccine supply remains limited, and demand for the...

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Best of 2020: Blood Bank

Posted on Jan 05, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has gathered the top ten blood bank posts from 2020. Our goal is to provide you with educational content that is informative regarding the proper storage of blood products. Popular topics from 2020 include the storage and thawing of COVID-19 convalescent...

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Efficiently Test Storage Unit Alarms with i.C3® Automatic Alarm Testing

Posted on Dec 29, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood banks perform quality control checks at regular intervals as part of their Quality Management System. Alarm activations are an important QC step for equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, and platelet incubators.

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i.C3® Download Function Generates Temperature Graphs & Event Reports

Posted on Dec 17, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

It is essential that blood products be stored within the proper temperature range. To ensure this, AABB Standard 3.6.2 states that, “Storage temperatures of refrigerators, freezers, and platelet incubators shall be monitored.” i.Series® blood storage products from Helmer...

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