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Key Features for Ultra-Low Freezer Performance

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

It seems self-evident that an Ultra-Low freezer should be designed to protect stored samples from being exposed to adverse temperature conditions. Key features play a critical role in safeguarding...

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Strong Futures: Empowering Kids and Youth

Posted on Mar 21, 2018 by Donna Holpuch

Strong Futures: Empowering Kids and Youth is an employee driven service campaign intended to encourage employees and their families to serve together to empower at-risk kids and youth.

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Making Service Simple: Checking the Temperature Calibration

Posted on Mar 19, 2018 by Matt Schafer

Helmer Scientific recommends regularly checking the calibration of the displayed temperature reading on all of its temperature controlled products. This helps ensure your products are being stored...

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Characteristics of Hazardous Drugs Infographic

Posted on Mar 14, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Hazardous drugs are defined as drugs which involve risks when handled in occupational settings. Workers exposed to hazardous drugs are to be informed of the hazardous chemicals in the drugs they...

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What Are Best Practices for Selecting Automatic Cell Washing Systems?

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving the blood bank community for more than 40 years.  Over time, we have been asked about important factors for the design of equipment used in blood banks. What is...

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4 Steps to Creating a Hazardous Drug Working Group

Posted on Mar 09, 2018 by Miranda Allen

The National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH) hazardous drug (HD) list has been around since 2004 and was last updated in 2016 when 34 new drugs were added to the list. The list contains...

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The Challenges of the Clinical Laboratory Workforce Shortage

Posted on Mar 07, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

A tremendous challenge faced by clinical laboratories is the availability of enough qualified personnel to meet their staffing needs. It can be difficult to fill open positions, which means that...

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6 Valuable Resources in the 2018 CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit

Posted on Mar 01, 2018 by Miranda Allen

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new version of the vaccine storage and handling toolkit this January. You can access it through the link at the end of this post. The new toolkit...

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Spinning in Space: Centrifuge on the International Space Station

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by Donna Holpuch

Photo courtesy of NASA

Hurtling through space miles above the earth is the Human Research Facility (HRF) aboard the Destiny Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS).  The Destiny...

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Best Practices for Selecting Blood Bank Equipment

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Over time, Helmer Scientific has been asked about important factors for the design of equipment used in blood banks. What is it about the device that helps a blood center or a hospital transfusion...

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