Protecting Platelets During Supply and Demand Challenges

Posted on Oct 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Platelets have a limited shelf life, which means inventory management has been a long-standing challenge. More recent developments are exacerbating the situation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for platelets has remained relatively constant or, in some cases,...

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Video: How to Achieve a Quieter Working Environment in Your Lab

Posted on Oct 05, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Excessive noise in any workplace can be an issue, increasing stress and the risk of impacting the health of employees exposed to high sound levels. In the clinical lab, job stress can be a persistent problem. Workforce shortages are already a concern, with the associated...

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Helmer Scientific to Exhibit at AABB Virtual Annual Meeting 2021

Posted on Sep 28, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The AABB Annual Meeting brings together the latest research and resources for the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. This year’s meeting will take place as a virtual event, providing a platform for high quality learning and collaboration even during the ongoing...

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Ultra-Low Freezers Designed to Prevent Warm-Ups

Posted on Sep 23, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Laboratories depend on ultra-low temperature storage to safeguard sensitive samples and protect them from exposure to unacceptable temperatures. Freezer malfunctions that cause the temperature inside the unit to rise cause disruption to laboratory operations. In addition to...

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Video: Blood Banks Can Save Energy and Reduce Cost with GX Solutions

Posted on Sep 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood products are a precious resource, and blood banks face ongoing challenges trying to ensure that inventory levels are adequate to keep pace with demand. Optimal temperature management is critical for maintaining quality and safeguarding these life-saving products.

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Helmer Scientific to Exhibit at 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

Posted on Sep 09, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward exhibiting at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. This year’s meeting will be an in-person event at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from September 26-30. This will be Helmer’s 16th consecutive...

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Video Series: See How the i.C3® Information Center Supports Blood Bank Compliance

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into i.Series® blood bank refrigerators, plasma freezers, and Pro Line platelet incubators. It offers integrated control and monitoring for blood storage devices, along with temperature data, intelligent...

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Where It Makes Sense to Use Test Tube Methods for Pre-Transfusion Testing

Posted on Aug 24, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Over time, automation has increasingly been adopted in blood banks, providing alternatives to traditional test tube methods for pre-transfusion testing. The available technologies for this type of testing each have their own advantages and limitations. Therefore, it is...

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Helmer eStore Offers Easy Ordering for Parts, Disposables, Accessories

Posted on Aug 19, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories, blood banks, and pharmacies using products from Helmer Scientific have a convenient option for ordering the items needed to support or customize their equipment. Many parts, accessories, and disposables can be ordered directly from our online store.

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Safeguarding Platelets with Pro Line Platelet Storage

Posted on Aug 10, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Platelet products have a short shelf life and cannot be stockpiled. Even at the best of times, maintaining an adequate supply of platelets can be challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to ensure that platelet inventories are sufficient to meet patient...

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