What to Do as Long-Term Drug Shortages Continue

Posted on Oct 24, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Drug shortages are nothing new. Pharmacists are regularly tasked with managing patient treatment plans and providing the best care based on available resources.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues have compounded the challenges drug shortages present. At the...

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3 Important Considerations for Selecting Lab Refrigerators

Posted on Oct 17, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

To ensure accurate test results, clinical laboratories need to ensure temperature-sensitive reagents, media, and specimens are stored properly. Medical-grade cold storage designed to maintain strict temperature ranges helps safeguard the integrity of these materials.

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NSF/ANSI 456: How it Works and Why It’s Important

Posted on Oct 10, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Since it was officially issued in May 2021, the NSF/ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard has provided a blueprint for selecting cold-storage equipment used to store temperature-sensitive vaccines.

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Reduce Cost of Ownership with Pro Line Floor Model Platelet Storage Systems

Posted on Oct 03, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

To maintain viability, room temperature platelet products must be stored within a tight temperature range and with continuous gentle agitation. Pro Line Floor Model Platelet Storage Systems from Helmer Scientific offer the precise temperature uniformity, constant agitation, and...

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Survey: Pharmacists Continue to Trust and Rely On Helmer Equipment

Posted on Sep 26, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Helmer Scientific continues to be the most broadly utilized cold storage equipment manufacturer in the clinical pharmacy, according to a recent survey.

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Supporting Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare

Posted on Sep 19, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Climate change has anegativeimpact on the environment, which in turn affectshuman health. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), health consequences linked to climate change include respiratory and heart diseases, pest-related diseases such as Lyme disease...

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New Vaccines Provide Optimism This Flu Season

Posted on Sep 12, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Last year’s virus season was a respiratory mess. The continued impact of COVID-19 on top of early and elevated levels of seasonal influenza infection and RSV infection heavily impacted already stressed healthcare systems.

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i.Series® Ultra-Low Freezers Safeguard Blood Products

Posted on Aug 31, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

For blood products that need to be stored at ultra-low temperatures (-65°C or colder), it is important to select a freezer that is reliable and supports compliance. i.Series® Ultra-Low Freezers from Helmer Scientific are designed for optimal performance and reliability.

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Demystifying Back-to-School Vaccine Requirements and Exemptions

Posted on Aug 22, 2023 by Brandon Russell

As schools around the country come back into session, ensuring students are up to date on immunizations is key to preventing widespread illness.

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Lab Freezers Designed for Reliability

Posted on Aug 15, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Reagents and patient specimens are temperature sensitive, and storage within the correct temperature range is critical for ensuring accurate test results. The use of equipment designed for storing these materials is important for safeguarding their integrity and maintaining...

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