Coronavirus and Concerns About the Blood Supply

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

News about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to break every day. As of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Top priorities include healthcare system preparedness and slowing transmission of the disease to prevent...

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What is a Purpose-built Vaccine Storage Unit?

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Numerous vaccine storage units have entered the market that are designed specifically for the storage of vaccines. These units can take many physical forms. Some look like traditional stand-alone units, while others can take the form of dispensing or vending units, either...

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Clinical Applications Benefit from Improvements in Refrigeration Technology

Posted on Mar 10, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Advances in refrigeration technology are making it possible for facilities to achieve optimal temperature management and realize benefits such as reduced energy consumption. Temperature-sensitive products such as patient samples, reagents, blood, medications and vaccines must...

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Remote Access Control – Using 3rd Party Validation Systems to Control Access to Temperature-Controlled Storage Devices

Posted on Mar 06, 2020 by Jesse Smith

Developing optimal workflows to manage product security and accessibility in a healthcare environment can be a challenging task. When these processes are appropriately developed, user workflows are streamlined, consistent, and controlled. In addition, administrators can...

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2019 Helmer Generosity – A Year in Review

Posted on Mar 05, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

At Helmer Scientific, we are active in our responsibility to the local and global community. We believe that communities thrive when we serve each other. At Helmer we work to foster a culture of generosity by engaging employees to give back to the community.  There are three...

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Temperature Probes: The Benefits of a Solid Thermal Ballast

Posted on Mar 04, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a buffered temperature probe as follows:

Temperature probe designed to prevent false readings by protecting the thermometer from sudden changes in temperature that can occur when opening a refrigerator door. A...

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CDC Recommended Routine Maintenance for Vaccine Storage Units

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The updated CDC Storage and Handling Toolkit states that storage units and Temperature Monitoring Devices (TMDs) need regular maintenance to ensure proper operation.

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Clinical Labs Can Save Energy and Reduce Cost with GX Solutions

Posted on Feb 25, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Laboratory refrigerators that use conventional cooling technology have been available for many years. These systems provide a temperature-controlled environment for patient samples, reagents, and controls, but tend to consume more energy than newer approaches.


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Platelet Storage: Benefits of AdvanceCore™ Technology

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Pro Line Platelet Storage Systems from Helmer Scientific offer the precise temperature uniformity, constant agitation, and reliable performance that are critically important to blood banks. Powered by AdvanceCore™ Thermoelectric Heating and Cooling Technology, Pro Line...

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in the Pharmacy: 2020 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Medical-grade refrigeration is critical to protecting temperature sensitive medications and vaccines.

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) recently released the 14th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation Report which surveys pharmacists on the use of medical-grade cold...

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