What is a Purpose-built Vaccine Storage Unit?

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Numerous vaccine storage units have entered the market that are designed specifically for the storage of vaccines. These units can take many physical forms. Some look like traditional stand-alone units, while others can take the form of dispensing or vending units, either...

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Remote Access Control – Using 3rd Party Validation Systems to Control Access to Temperature-Controlled Storage Devices

Posted on Mar 06, 2020 by Jesse Smith

Developing optimal workflows to manage product security and accessibility in a healthcare environment can be a challenging task. When these processes are appropriately developed, user workflows are streamlined, consistent, and controlled. In addition, administrators can...

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CDC Recommended Routine Maintenance for Vaccine Storage Units

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The updated CDC Storage and Handling Toolkit states that storage units and Temperature Monitoring Devices (TMDs) need regular maintenance to ensure proper operation.

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CDC Vaccine Toolkit 2020: What’s New?

Posted on Feb 06, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The 2020 Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit is a comprehensive guide that reflects best practices for vaccine storage and handling from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, product information from vaccine manufacturers, and scientific...

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Saving Energy and Reducing Cost with GX Solutions Refrigerators

Posted on Feb 04, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Did you know that technological advances have made it possible to minimize energy use while also achieving optimal temperature management? GX Solutions professional medical-grade refrigerators from Helmer Scientific utilize innovative OptiCool™ technology. Designed for...

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Here’s How the CDC Defines A Vaccine Refrigerator

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The CDC recommends the use of purpose-built or pharmaceutical-grade units designed to either refrigerate or freeze. These units can be compact, under-the-counter style or large upright refrigerator units.

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Vaccine Storage: The Best of 2019

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Helmer Scientific has gathered the top ten vaccine related blog posts from 2019. Vaccine storage and handling topics include influenza season, the CDC toolkit, temperature monitoring, and routine maintenance tips. Helmer’s goal is to continue to educate and inform you on all...

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CDC’s Influenza Update for 2019 – 2020

Posted on Dec 19, 2019 by Miranda Schroeder

One of the most important safeguards for the nation's vaccine supply is proper storage and handling. This is especially important during flu season. The CDC recently released a program highlighting the keys to maintaining the vaccine cold chain in your facility.

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Helmer Sustainability: An Interview with Troy Rector

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 by Donna Holpuch

Recently, Helmer Scientific was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award for Pollution Prevention during the 2019 Indiana Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. I sat down with Troy Rector, Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Helmer Scientific, to...

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CE Opportunity: The Pink Book Webinar Series

Posted on Nov 21, 2019 by Miranda Schroeder

Over the Course of 2019, the CDC provided a 15-part webinar series with an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.

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