How Clinical Laboratories Can Benefit from OptiCool™ Refrigeration Technology

Posted on Sep 09, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories depend on refrigeration to safeguard temperature-sensitive patient samples and reagents. Under performing cold storage units can jeopardize the accuracy of test results, put regulatory compliance at risk, and lead to financial losses.

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Demystifying Medical Grade Refrigeration

Posted on Aug 28, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Many manufacturers market solutions for clinical cold storage applications but it can be confusing to truly understand the differences between these products. As life-saving blood therapies, vaccines, and medications all have unique cold chain requirements, ensuring cold...

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Reducing Ultra-Low Freezer Service Costs in the Clinical Lab

Posted on Aug 26, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories depend on ultra-low freezers to store patient specimens within the correct temperature range. In the event of freezer warm-ups or the failure of a compressor, laboratories often must utilize a service company to diagnose the issue and repair a troubled...

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Meet CAP Transfusion Medicine Checklist Requirements with the i.C3 Event Log

Posted on Aug 11, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released the 2020 edition of its Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists earlier this year. CAP assessors use the checklists during inspections to ensure laboratories are in compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

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How Clinical Labs Can Benefit from Professional, Medical-grade Cold Storage

Posted on Aug 05, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Patient specimens and reagents are temperature-sensitive and must be stored properly to ensure accurate test results. Clinical laboratories that implement medical-grade cold storage designed to maintain strict temperature ranges ensure the integrity of their reagents and...

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What Are Best Practices for Selecting Laboratory Freezers?

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving clinical laboratories for more than 40 years.  Over time we have received questions about what is important in the design of a Laboratory Freezer. What is it about the freezer that makes it suitable for storing reagents and patient...

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Cold Storage for COVID-19 Testing: Meeting CDC Guidelines & Manufacturer’s Requirements

Posted on Jul 16, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories have been working intensively to scale up testing for COVID-19. During this time, the FDA has issued numerous Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests and serology/antibody assays.

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How Clinical Labs Can Save Energy and Reduce Cost with GX Solutions Refrigerators

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Temperature-sensitive patient samples and reagents must be safeguarded to ensure accurate test results, support regulatory compliance, and prevent financial losses. Advances in refrigeration technology have now made it possible for clinical laboratories to protect their...

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How to Select Laboratory Refrigerators for COVID-19 Testing

Posted on Jun 11, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Since the early days of the pandemic, laboratories have had to build their testing capacity for COVID-19. As the need for increased testing continues, labs have been presented with multiple challenges, including concerns about the accuracy of results.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Active Clinical Trials

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The race is on to safely and effectively develop a preventative COVID-19 vaccination. There are currently 9 COVID-19 vaccines actively going through clinical trials. The trials are in the United Kingdom, China, the United States, and Canada. Traditionally, it takes several...

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