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UltraCW® II Cell Washer Demonstration Video Series

Posted on Jul 01, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washer saves time and effort by automating the manual steps associated with pre-transfusion tube testing. The UltraCW® II is designed to provide precise, consistent, and reproducible cell washing results. It features an intuitive touchscreen...

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Looking Ahead to the 2021-2022 Flu Season and Back to School Immunization

Posted on Jun 29, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

According to the CDC, last year’s flu season saw the highest number flu vaccine doses ever administered. More than 193 million doses were given, and about 53-54% of adults received a flu vaccine. This coverage is higher compared to the previous year, which was about 48% of...

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GX Solutions Provide Medical-Grade Cold Storage Benefits

Posted on Jun 24, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Proper cold storage of medications and vaccines is critical in the healthcare environment, and often can be the difference between viable, effective products, and ineffective or wasted product. GX Solutions from Helmer Scientific is the first line of medical-grade...

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Video Series: i.C3® Intelligent Monitoring for Clinical Labs

Posted on Jun 22, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

i.Series® refrigerators, freezers, and Pro Line platelet incubators from Helmer Scientific feature the i.C3® Information Center. The i.C3® is a touchscreen user interface that provides temperature data, intelligent diagnostic information, and security features to keep the...

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Optimal Temperature Management for Reagents and Patient Specimens

Posted on Jun 17, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

In the clinical laboratory, the use of refrigeration designed for storing temperature-sensitive patient samples and reagents is important for ensuring their integrity and maintaining regulatory compliance. Reagents, for example, must be stored according to manufacturer’s...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Summer 2021 Update

Posted on Jun 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

About 50 percent of the U.S. is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Last month, the FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children who are 12-15, and Moderna is expected to file for EUA for this age group in the coming weeks. Focus on vaccinating adolescents and hesitant...

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Video Illustrates the Benefits of Reliable & Efficient Platelet Storage

Posted on Jun 10, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Platelet products are unique because they have a limited shelf life and require a great deal of resources for donor centers to collect, manufacture, and deliver to hospitals. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted the availability of platelets, with inventory levels...

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Why You Should Consider Interlock Pass-Thru Refrigerators for Your Clean Room

Posted on Jun 08, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

USP <797> details the procedures and requirements for compounding sterile preparations and sets standards that are applicable to all practice settings in which sterile preparations are compounded. The goal of this chapter is to help prevent patient harm from inaccurate or...

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Plasma Freezers Designed for Reliability, Performance, & Sustainability

Posted on Jun 03, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Plasma products are stored at frozen temperatures to preserve clotting factors and optimize shelf life. AABB Standards specify that plasma components should be stored at -18°C or colder. When stored within this temperature range, the expiration date is 12 months from...

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Recovering Immunization Rates Post Pandemic

Posted on Jun 01, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Office visits and routine immunizations decreased during the pandemic. Beginning in Mid-March last year, routine immunization rates dropped significantly. Due to the National Emergency declared in the United States, these rates continued to decline into the late half the...

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