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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Helmer Scientific to Showcase New Products at MEDICA 2019 International Trade Fair

Posted on Nov 07, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward to exhibiting at MEDICA 2019. Held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany, MEDICA is the world’s leading medical trade fair. This year’s exhibition dates are November 18 - 21. Visit Helmer in Hall 3 at Stand F86 to see our NEW Pro Line...

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The Influence of Storage Temperature on Vaccines & Medications

Posted on Nov 06, 2019 by Miranda Schroeder


Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP, from Pharmaceutical Compliance gives us a behind the scenes look into the importance of vaccine storage temperatures and how they affect vaccine and medication potency. Not only does he provide us resources and anecdotes from previous research...

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Important considerations in choosing a refrigerator/freezer temperature monitoring device

Posted on Nov 01, 2019 by Alex Evans


In this blog post, Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP, from Pharmaceutical Compliance gives us an important look into temperature monitoring for pharmaceutical grade refrigerators and freezers.

The temperature monitoring device (TMD) being used to ensure the viability of the...

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Mechanisms of Vaccine and Refrigerated Medication Degradation

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 by Alex Evans


Storage of vaccinations and other refrigerated or frozen medications outside recommended temperatures can cause irreversible loss of potency and ultimately treatment failure. With vaccines, the risks can be even higher because the patient and provider will both think they...

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How Storage Temperature Impacts Vaccine Degradation

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 by Alex Evans


In this blog post, Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP, from Pharmaceutical Compliance gives us an important look into the impace of vaccine storage temperatures.

An often neglected but extremely important part of the pharmacy is the medical-grade refrigerator. It is used to store your...

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Reducing Risk Related to Improper Vaccine Storage

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 by Marilyn Novell Bulloch, Pharm.D. BCPS, FCCM

Vaccines have been protecting us since the creation of the first small pox vaccine in 1796.However, the potency and protection of all vaccines can be compromised if appropriate vaccine storage and handling practices are not followed. Contamination, deterioration, and...

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