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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Pro Line Platelet Storage: Benefits of Innovative Technology

Posted on Mar 30, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

For many cancer patients and those suffering traumatic injuries, platelets are an essential life-saving therapy. The blood bank community constantly strives to make sure an adequate supply of platelets is available to keep up with demand. For this reason, platelet storage...

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See How Easy it is to Program the UltraCW® II Cell Washer

Posted on Mar 25, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washing System features programmability that is flexible and intuitive. New programs can easily be created on the full-color touchscreen. The pre-set programs can also be edited, enabling them to be fine-tuned to your facility’s needs.

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

Posted on Mar 22, 2021 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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GX Solutions Innovation Continues with Launch of Laboratory & Plasma Freezers

Posted on Mar 18, 2021 by Ben Greenfield

Helmer Scientific is pleased to announce the launch of GX Solutions Laboratory and Plasma Freezers for vaccines, medications, blood therapies, and sample storage. Powered by OptiCool™ technology GX Solutions are the first professional medical-grade freezers that are...

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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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Learn More about AgiTrak™ Monitoring for Platelet Agitators

Posted on Mar 08, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Pro Line countertop platelet storage systems from Helmer Scientific feature the i.C3® Information Center with the AgiTrak™ monitoring system. AgiTrak provides monitoring for the platelet agitator installed in a Pro Line incubator.

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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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