WHO Provides Simplified Process for Temperature Mapping Cold Storage Equipment

Posted on Apr 26, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published guidance highlighting the importance of temperature mapping all cold storage equipment used to store medications and vaccines. The guidance requires all such equipment should be temperature mapped every two years and after any...

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The Water Bottle Debate

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit provides comprehensive information, recommendations, and resources to assist medical professionals in properly storing and handling vaccine inventory, including cold storage guidance. 

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USP <797> Revisions Now in Final Review

Posted on Apr 05, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The deadline to submit comments related to proposed changes to USP <797> was March 17. This milestone signals the final opportunity for public comment before the chapter is adopted or revised again. 

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Vaccine Manufacturers Request Authorization for Fourth Dose

Posted on Mar 31, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Roughly 15 months after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in the U.S., vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna have submitted requests to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of a second booster –a fourth dose overall – for certain...

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Choosing Vaccine Refrigerators, Freezers to Meet NSF/ANSI 456 Standard

Posted on Mar 17, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Vaccines have been one of the strongest lines of defense in the fight against the spread of infectious diseases. From development to transport and storage, and ultimately administration, the goal of vaccine manufacturers and clinicians is to deliver safe, effective prevention...

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Support for Mission to Ukraine

Posted on Mar 08, 2022 by Donna Holpuch

Helmer Scientific has supported Mission to Ukraine and the Romanov Orphanage for Disabled Children in Zhitomar, Ukraine, since 2008. Through feet-on-the-ground volunteer projects such as day camps at the orphanage and donations, Helmer team members have nurtured close ties with...

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Importance of Temperature Uniformity for Vaccine Storage

Posted on Mar 01, 2022 by Ben Greenfield

Ensuring vaccines remain within recommended temperatures is critical for safe and effective immunizations. Choosing the right vaccine refrigerator and freezer for these life-saving products can help avoid temperature excursions. 

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Supporting Sustainability Initiatives with Temperature-Controlled Storage

Posted on Feb 17, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Climate change is being increasingly recognized as a contributor to a range of health consequences around the world. At the most recent United Nations Climate Change Conference, these risks became a primary focus, as more evidence shows the negative impact of climate change,...

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Supporting Safe Vaccine Storage with CDC Recommendations, NSF Standard

Posted on Feb 10, 2022 by Ben Greenfield

Safe vaccine storage and handling, including the use of appropriate vaccine refrigerators and freezers, has continued to be a priority for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as part of its mission to increase the health security of the United States. CDC recommendations...

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Explaining the NSF / ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard

Posted on Jan 27, 2022 by Ben Greenfield

Vaccine demand has increased due to the global COVID-19 pandemic; the need for specialized refrigerators and freezers to help safeguard these life-saving products has become more critical than ever. As temperature excursions can affect the viability of vaccines, choosing...

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