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What You Need to Know About Pro Line Platelet Storage

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Life-saving platelet transfusions are essential for patients fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. To maintain viability, platelet products must be stored within a tight temperature range and with continuous gentle agitation.

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National Blood Donor Month Helps Save Lives

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

In 1970, the month of January was designated National Blood Donor Month. January is one of the most challenging times for blood centers to collect enough blood products to keep up with demand and avoid shortages.

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Survey: Medical-Grade Refrigeration in the Clinical Lab

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Using appropriate medical-grade refrigerators and freezers in clinical lab environments is critical to the delivery of patient care. These specialized cold storage units include features that ensure proper performance for storage of sensitive, expensive, and sometimes...

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Blood Bank: The Best of 2019

Posted on Jan 08, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

We have gathered the top blood bank posts from 2019. Topics include the launches of our new Pro Line countertop platelet storage systems and GX Solutions upright refrigerators, as well as the new AABB Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation Program. In these posts you will...

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How Samples Are Protected During Ultra-Low Freezer Door Openings

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

An Ultra-Low freezer should be designed to prevent stored materials from being exposed to warmer temperatures. Accessing the contents of an Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer is a regular occurrence that should not have a dramatic impact on the temperature throughout the entire...

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Video Highlights the Benefits of Pro Line Platelet Storage Systems with AdvanceCore™ Technology

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

AdvanceCore™ is an innovative solid-state heating and cooling system that has been incorporated into the design of Pro Line Platelet Storage Systems. Dependable platelet storage is essential to blood banks. Helmer Scientific has applied AdvanceCore™ technology to create a...

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Helmer Sustainability: An Interview with Troy Rector

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 by Donna Holpuch

Recently, Helmer Scientific was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award for Pollution Prevention during the 2019 Indiana Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. I sat down with Troy Rector, Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Helmer Scientific, to...

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Introducing Helmer Custom Products!

Posted on Dec 06, 2019 by Ben Greenfield

Helmer Scientific provides temperature-controlled solutions designed to safeguard products used as part of life science discovery and clinical applications. Products such as medications, vaccines, blood therapies, biologics, and research samples, are temperature sensitive,...

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Case Study: Hospital Evaluates Pro Line Platelet Storage System

Posted on Dec 05, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Customer feedback is extremely important during the development of new products. Helmer Scientific placed a Pro Line Countertop Platelet Storage System at an evaluation site as part of our product development process, enabling users to experience the platelet incubator and...

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Helmer Scientific Is the First Vendor to Participate in New AABB Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation Program

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

AABB has announced a new Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation (SCoPE) Program for vendors that supply products and services to the transfusion medicine community. It is designed to recognize participating suppliers that demonstrate compliance with AABB Standards.

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