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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Healthcare Providers Prepare for a Huge Push of Flu Vaccinations this Fall

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Whether you’re a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional (HCP), you play a significant role in helping protect your patients against influenza. Experts predict a huge push for influenza vaccinations this fall to help curb the thousands of...

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Medical-grade Refrigerators: What Makes Them Different?

Posted on Jun 16, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Healthcare facilities are under increased pressure to ensure consistent and reliable refrigeration for the storage of temperature sensitive medications, vaccines, reagents, and patient samples. There are significant implications when a refrigerator used for clinical...

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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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How to Store Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Specimens

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Proper collection of specimens is the most important step in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. In addition, proper temperature regulated sample storage post-collection is crucial to accurate results. A specimen that is not collected or stored correctly may lead...

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AACC Provides Resources and a New Video Series on Coronavirus Testing

Posted on May 07, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Testing plays an essential role in efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic, but implementing testing for the virus has been a challenging process. To address questions on this topic, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has introduced a series of videos to...

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Reducing Noise in the Clinical Laboratory with GX Solutions

Posted on Apr 23, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), government agencies have consistently identified noise-induced hearing loss as an issue for workers. Many employees are exposed to excessive sound levels in their workplaces. Noise in clinical laboratories...

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Coronavirus and Concerns About the Blood Supply

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

News about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to break every day. As of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Top priorities include healthcare system preparedness and slowing transmission of the disease to prevent...

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Clinical Applications Benefit from Improvements in Refrigeration Technology

Posted on Mar 10, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Advances in refrigeration technology are making it possible for facilities to achieve optimal temperature management and realize benefits such as reduced energy consumption. Temperature-sensitive products such as patient samples, reagents, blood, medications and vaccines must...

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