How to Select a System for Thawing Frozen Plasma

Posted on Apr 13, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Frozen plasma products must be safely thawed prior to transfusion. Currently, transfusion services may need to thaw both standard plasma products and high-titer COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP). Fortunately, convalescent plasma is a blood product that can be thawed in the...

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Environmentally Friendly Medical-Grade Refrigerators Save Energy & Reduce Cost

Posted on Apr 08, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Traditional cooling technology has been used in laboratory and blood bank refrigerators for many years. This approach relies on fixed capacity compressors and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants to achieve the required temperature range. While these systems achieve...

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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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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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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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Infographic: Safeguard Platelets with Innovative AdvanceCore™ Technology

Posted on Feb 25, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on blood establishments around the world. The transfusion medicine community is responding to fluctuating patterns of demand and reduced donations as the pandemic has led to the cancellation of many blood drives. Winter weather...

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EUA for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Revised to Reflect New Data

Posted on Feb 18, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP). The updates were made following an evaluation of the latest scientific data.

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Prevent Unauthorized Entry into Storage Devices with i.C3® Access Control

Posted on Feb 11, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

In certain scenarios it is important to control who can open the door and access the contents of a temperature-controlled storage device. For these situations, Helmer Scientific offers Access Control functionality. When a storage device is equipped with access control, an...

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