Video: Downloading Temperature Graphs and Alarm Event Reports

Posted on Jun 21, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

AABB Standards require the storage temperatures of refrigerators, freezers, and platelet incubators be monitored. i.Series® temperature-controlled storage products from Helmer Scientific feature the i.C3® Information Center. This touchscreen user interface provides continuous...

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World Blood Donor Day 2022: Give Blood and Keep the World Beating

Posted on Jun 07, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated by organizations around the world annually  on June 14. Blood transfusions are essential to helping patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, and traumatic injuries. The purpose of dedicating a day to thank donors is to raise global...

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Clinical Labs Continue to Work Through Workforce Shortage Challenges

Posted on May 26, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

As the intensity of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has lessened, another crisis is coming into sharper focus. The shortage of laboratory staff, which has been an issue for many years, is a major concern for clinical laboratory leadership. As the most recent COVID-19 surge has tapered...

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Regular Preventative Maintenance Supports Regulatory Compliance

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Performing routine preventative maintenance and calibration on professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers not only provides protection for your most valuable and sensitive medications, vaccines, and patient samples, it also supports regulatory compliance where...

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Not Maintaining Cold Storage Equipment Creates Substantial Risks

Posted on May 19, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Refrigerators and freezers used in clinical settings to store medications and vaccines or biologics such as blood and patient tissue samples are vital components in ensuring these highly sensitive and highly valuable products and specimens remain safe and effective. 

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Considerations for Selecting Automatic Cell Washers

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Pre-transfusion testing refers to the laboratory tests required to ensure compatibility between a patient’s blood and a transfusion of donated blood. This process includes patient identification, sample collection and labeling, and laboratory testing to determine the patient’s...

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Preventative Maintenance Helps GX Solutions Perform At Their Best

Posted on May 10, 2022 by Brandon Russell

GX Solutions are the first professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers designed and manufactured to meet the demanding requirements of daily use in pharmacy, clinical laboratory, and blood bank settings. 

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Clinical Centrifuges for Lipemia Removal, the STAT Lab, and More

Posted on May 03, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Centrifuges are essential for preparing samples for analysis, and centrifugation is a critical step in many laboratory protocols. Clinical centrifuges are used for a variety of applications including serology, cytology, urinalysis, cell culture, and hematocrit centrifugation.

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Video: AgiTrak™ Monitoring for Platelet Agitators

Posted on Apr 28, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

AABB Standards detail the requirements for storage, transportation, and expiration of various blood products. According to this guidance, most platelet components should be stored from 20-24°C with continuous gentle agitation. To achieve these storage conditions, platelet...

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GX Solutions Undercounter Cold Storage Supports Operational Efficiencies

Posted on Apr 19, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific offers professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers in a range of sizes to meet low to high volume storage capacity needs. Our compact undercounter units are useful for storing smaller volumes of products. They can also bring stored products such as...

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