ALT: GX Solutions Cold Storage Performance, Reliability Standards

Posted on Jul 11, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Medical-grade cold storage has been widely adopted in health-system pharmacies. According to Pharmacy Purchasing & Products Magazine, more than 90 percent of survey respondents on their most recent State of the Pharmacy Survey have adopted medical-grade refrigeration in their...

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Video: i.C3® Event Log Documents Storage Device Alarms

Posted on Jun 27, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood products must be stored within specific temperature ranges to safeguard their integrity and maintain regulatory compliance. AABB Standards provide the requirements for storage, transportation, and expiration of various blood products.

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Vaccine Preparedness: Are You Ready for Earlier School Start Dates?

Posted on Jun 20, 2023 by Brandon Russell

The historical standard of school beginning post-Labor Day is a thing of the past. 

Rolling educational calendars and earlier start dates mean vaccine providers need to incorporate flexibility into their vaccine inventory plans to account for school start dates as early as...

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Reliable Ultra-Low Freezers for Short-Staffed Clinical Labs

Posted on Jun 13, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical labs rely on ultra-low freezers to store valuable samples and other materials within a specified temperature range. Storage at the proper temperature safeguards the integrity of these items, which is essential for ensuring accurate test results and maintaining...

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The Financial Impact of USP <797> Environmental Testing

Posted on Jun 06, 2023 by Brandon Russell

With USP <797> updates becoming enforceable in less than 6 months, facilities should have plans in place to support updated environmental and surface testing requirements.

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GX Solutions Freezers Safeguard Plasma, Support Regulatory Compliance

Posted on May 23, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Plasma transfusions play a critical role in treating certain conditions. For example, severe trauma, shock, or burns can cause loss of blood volume and deplete many important electrolytes. Plasma transfusions help restore the patient’s blood pressure and volume status, along...

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VFC By the Numbers: 30 Years of Protecting Americans Every Day

Posted on May 16, 2023 by Brandon Russell

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of H.R. 2264:1993: the legislation that created the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.

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Helmer Scientific Now Part of Trane Technologies

Posted on May 15, 2023 by Donna Holpuch

Acquisition broadens company's capabilities in precision temperature-controlled storage and processing in high-growth clinical, acute care and life sciences markets.

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Short-Staffed Labs Can Benefit from the i.C3® Information Center

Posted on May 09, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Accurate and timely test results are critical to patient care. Unfortunately, the shortage of medical laboratory professionals continues to be an issue at many  healthcare facilities.

According to Forbes, there is currently a shortage of approximately 20,000-25,000 medical...

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New USP Chapters are 6 Months Away

Posted on May 04, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Updates to USP General Chapter <797> become fully enforceable November 1, 2023. This means facilities have roughly 6 months to finalize and validate workflows and processes associated with the new standard.

Since approving the final version of USP <797>, USP has provided, and...

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