See the Intuitive Programming Capabilities of the UltraCW® II

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific recently announced the launch of a next generation Automatic Cell Washing System. The UltraCW® II takes high performance automated cell washing to the next level with intuitive...

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5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Centrifuge

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 by Donna Holpuch

A centrifuge is an integral component of a laboratory and plays an important role in the separation of fluids, gas or liquid for analysis.  Many scientists and laboratorians depend on centrifuges...

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Value-Based Initiatives in the Clinical Lab

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

As the healthcare model in the United States transitions from volume-based to value-based care, clinical laboratories are seeking innovative strategies for adding value to the overall healthcare...

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AABB Releases New Edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services

Posted on Apr 03, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Delivery by Drone: Zipline Improves Access to Blood Products in Rwanda

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Photo courtesy of Zipline

Zipline, a U.S. robotics firm based in the Silicon Valley, and the Rwandan government have partnered in a project that delivers blood products to remote locations by...

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Key Features for Ultra-Low Freezer Performance

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

It seems self-evident that an Ultra-Low freezer should be designed to protect stored samples from being exposed to adverse temperature conditions. Key features play a critical role in safeguarding...

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What Are Best Practices for Selecting Automatic Cell Washing Systems?

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving the blood bank community for more than 40 years.  Over time, we have been asked about important factors for the design of equipment used in blood banks. What is...

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The Challenges of the Clinical Laboratory Workforce Shortage

Posted on Mar 07, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

A tremendous challenge faced by clinical laboratories is the availability of enough qualified personnel to meet their staffing needs. It can be difficult to fill open positions, which means that...

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Spinning in Space: Centrifuge on the International Space Station

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by Donna Holpuch

Photo courtesy of NASA

Hurtling through space miles above the earth is the Human Research Facility (HRF) aboard the Destiny Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS).  The Destiny...

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Best Practices for Selecting Blood Bank Equipment

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Over time, Helmer Scientific has been asked about important factors for the design of equipment used in blood banks. What is it about the device that helps a blood center or a hospital transfusion...

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