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Best of 2020: Clinical Laboratory

Posted on Jan 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has collected the top ten clinical laboratory posts from 2020. Popular topics from 2020 include selecting cold storage for COVID-19 testing, the benefits of adopting new refrigeration technology in the lab, and how the i.C3® Information Center helps support...

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Download Temperature Graphs and Event Reports with the i.C3®

Posted on Dec 10, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories are responsible for storing temperature-sensitive reagents and patient samples. To safeguard their integrity, it is critical to ensure that these items are stored within strict temperature ranges. Medical-grade refrigeration with added intelligence...

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

Posted on Dec 03, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward to 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. The expo will take place as a virtual event from December 14-17. This will be Helmer’s 15th consecutive year of exhibiting at AACC. If you will be attending, please come...

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How the i.C3® Event Log Supports Clinical Laboratory Compliance

Posted on Nov 03, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

When you’re storing sensitive reagents and specimens, it is critical to constantly monitor temperature in order to safeguard the integrity of the stored items. The i.C3® Information Center is integrated into i.Series® laboratory refrigerators and freezers from Helmer...

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i.C3® Information Center Supports Clinical Laboratory Compliance

Posted on Oct 23, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into i.Series® refrigerators and freezers from Helmer Scientific. The i.C3® provides intelligent diagnostic information and temperature data, while providing security features to keep the information...

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Clinical Laboratory Cold Storage for COVID-19 Testing

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Throughout 2020 clinical laboratories have worked diligently to scale up testing for COVID-19. Each test comes with the manufacturer’s Instructions for Use (IFU) which provide storage requirements for the samples and reagents. These materials must be stored within the correct...

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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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