Helmer Scientific’s New GX Undercounter Refrigerator is Helping Reduce Hospital Noise Levels Thanks to OptiCool™ Technology

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 by Miranda Allen

GX Solutions: Undercounter Refrigerators for Point-of-Use Blood Storage

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Remote storage of blood products at the point-of-use can be an efficient means of providing life-saving therapy when and where it is needed. For example, a hospital might store uncrossmatched Type...

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Military Blood Practices Contribute to the Civilian Sector

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Photo courtesy of, the official website of the Military Health System

Research into blood transfusion began back in the 17th century, with experimentation continuing into the 19th...

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As National Blood Donor Month Comes to a Close, Donations are Still Needed

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

National Blood Donor Month has taken place during the month of January since 1970. During this time, the generosity of volunteer donors is celebrated, and efforts are made to raise awareness of...

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How Much Energy Can Be Saved by Switching to GX Solutions?

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Conventional cooling technology has been used in medical-grade refrigeration for many years. However, technological advances have been developed that now make it possible to minimize energy usage...

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Helmer Scientific Launches the First Professional Medical-grade Refrigerators

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by Donna Holpuch

 Helmer Scientific, a leading supplier of cold storage and processing equipment, has announced the release of GX Solutions, professional medical-grade refrigerators with OptiCool™ cooling systems.

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration Adoption Continues in the Lab

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by Ben Greenfield

Medical-grade refrigerators and freezers are used across clinical applications in acute and non-acute healthcare environments. These specialized cold storage units include special features to...

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Top Ten Clinical Related Posts of 2018

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by Miranda Allen

The top 10 clinical posts from 2018 have been gathered. Topics include troubleshooting and maintenance tips for ultra-low freezers, manual and auto-defrost impact and differences, new AABB...

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Top Ten Blood Related Posts of 2018

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 by Miranda Allen

We have gathered the top ten blood related posts from 2018. Topics include 7-day platelet storage, new AABB standards, a helpful CDC self-assessment checklist for testing practices, our cell...

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Important Considerations for Storing Rare Blood

Posted on Dec 19, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood centers are responsible for the storage and management of rare red blood cells (RBCs). AABB Standards state that rare RBCs should be stored below -65C for up to 10 years. These rare units...

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