Why Service Matters in Healthcare Space: A Conversation with Wes Peik

Posted on Mar 28, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Preventative maintenance and equipment service are ongoing topics of discussion in clinical settings. However, there is still a high-level of variance in how facilities prioritize and manage these activities. 

We sat down with Wes Peik, Director of Global Technical Services, at...

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Helmer Scientific is Your Resource for Blood Bank Cell Washers

Posted on Mar 21, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

As manufacturers refine their portfolios and cell washers are more difficult to come by, Helmer Scientific continues to support our customers by offering the UltraCW®II Automatic Cell Washing System. The UltraCW®II saves time and effort by automating the manual steps associated...

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High Quality Cold Storage Benefits Cell & Gene Therapy Labs

Posted on Mar 07, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Conventional therapies for treating diseases, such as surgery and medication, have long helped people around the world. However, there are many diseases that cannot be cured by traditional therapies. Advances in cell and gene therapies have the potential to offer new treatment...

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3 Factors to Consider When Selecting Ultra-Low Freezers for Clinical Lab

Posted on Feb 21, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical labs rely on ultra-low freezers to store valuable samples and other materials within a specified temperature range. Storage at the proper temperature safeguards the integrity of these items. It is critical for ensuring accurate test results, maintaining regulatory...

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i.Series® Blood Bank Cold Storage Supports Regulatory Compliance

Posted on Feb 07, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Maintaining appropriate temperature control of blood products is a high priority for blood banks. Great care is taken to ensure these therapies are stored within recommended temperature ranges.

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Survey: Clinical Labs Expanding Use of Medical-Grade Refrigeration

Posted on Jan 24, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical labs store temperature-sensitive specimens, reagents, and controls. To ensure accurate test results, it’s important for these materials to be stored within the correct temperature range. The use of medical-grade cold storage specifically designed for this purpose...

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Giving = Living: Donations Needed During National Blood Donor Month

Posted on Jan 10, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatments, childbirth, anemia, serious injuries, blood disorders, and more. Giving blood is crucial to saving lives and making sure blood is available for patients when it’s needed.

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Best of 2022: Blood Bank & Clinical Lab

Posted on Dec 20, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

As we approach the end of 2022, the Helmer Scientific team looked back at our blogs from the past year and compiled a list of the top blood bank and clinical lab posts.

Popular topics included the importance of reliable temperature-controlled storage, how climate change impacts...

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Staffing Challenges Emphasize Need for Reliable Cold Storage Equipment

Posted on Dec 06, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

The workforce shortage of clinical laboratory professionals is an issue that has developed over many years and continues to become more severe. There are several factors that have contributed to this crisis, including a high rate of retirements with not enough new medical...

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2- to 3-Day Blood Supply Has Become the New Normal

Posted on Nov 15, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

For more than two years, the blood bank community has faced unprecedented challenges to the blood supply. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is not easy even during the best of times. Then COVID-19 disrupted collections throughout the pandemic, and staffing difficulties have...

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