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Centrifuge Solutions for Clinical Labs

Posted on Jul 27, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

A centrifuge is an important tool used in the clinical laboratory, playing an essential role in separating liquid and solid components. Labs that perform biochemical analyses on body fluids use centrifuges to separate blood cells from serum/plasma, to separate sediment from...

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Best Practices for Selecting Freezers for the Clinical Lab

Posted on Jul 20, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

After the prolonged surge in demand for COVID-19 testing, clinical laboratories now face the challenge of unpredictable testing needs as the pandemic evolves. In addition, as the fall season approaches, labs are making plans to test for other respiratory illnesses along with...

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Donations Urgently Needed as Blood Supply Drops to Unprecedented Levels

Posted on Jul 13, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

A critical national blood shortage has prompted urgent calls for donations from blood centers across the country. According to the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism, the blood supply in the United States has dropped to “red”...

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UltraCW® II Cell Washer Demonstration Video Series

Posted on Jul 01, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washer saves time and effort by automating the manual steps associated with pre-transfusion tube testing. The UltraCW® II is designed to provide precise, consistent, and reproducible cell washing results. It features an intuitive touchscreen...

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Video Series: i.C3® Intelligent Monitoring for Clinical Labs

Posted on Jun 22, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

i.Series® refrigerators, freezers, and Pro Line platelet incubators from Helmer Scientific feature the i.C3® Information Center. The i.C3® is a touchscreen user interface that provides temperature data, intelligent diagnostic information, and security features to keep the...

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Optimal Temperature Management for Reagents and Patient Specimens

Posted on Jun 17, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

In the clinical laboratory, the use of refrigeration designed for storing temperature-sensitive patient samples and reagents is important for ensuring their integrity and maintaining regulatory compliance. Reagents, for example, must be stored according to manufacturer’s...

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Video Illustrates the Benefits of Reliable & Efficient Platelet Storage

Posted on Jun 10, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Platelet products are unique because they have a limited shelf life and require a great deal of resources for donor centers to collect, manufacture, and deliver to hospitals. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted the availability of platelets, with inventory levels...

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Plasma Freezers Designed for Reliability, Performance, & Sustainability

Posted on Jun 03, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Plasma products are stored at frozen temperatures to preserve clotting factors and optimize shelf life. AABB Standards specify that plasma components should be stored at -18°C or colder. When stored within this temperature range, the expiration date is 12 months from...

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Best Practices for Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Ultra-Low Freezer

Posted on May 27, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

When your lab is storing precious samples at ultra-low temperatures, reliable freezer performance is essential. An ultra-low freezer is a significant investment for a laboratory. To protect your investment, along with the integrity of the valuable samples stored inside, it is...

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GX Solutions Refrigerators Support Sustainability & Reduce Cost of Ownership

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories need reliable cold storage to safeguard temperature sensitive patient samples, reagents, and blood products. It is now possible to implement high performance laboratory refrigeration that maintains the required temperature range, provides dependable...

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