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Video: Reliable Storage Safeguards Platelets, Reduces Ownership Cost

Posted on Apr 25, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

A Helmer Scientific whitepaper

Life-saving platelet products must be stored under specific conditions to maintain viability and support regulatory compliance.

AABB Standards detail the requirements for storage, transportation, and expiration of various blood products. According to this guidance, most platelet components should be stored from 20-24°C with continuous gentle agitation.

Reliable platelet storage is essential for blood centers and hospital transfusion services. These systems are critical for safeguarding platelets and users must be able to depend on them to meet requirements.

Pro Line Countertop Platelet Storage Systems from Helmer Scientific utilize innovative technology to create a system that provides reliable, efficient, and sustainable performance. This technology is called AdvanceCore™.


Reliability is essential when storing valuable platelet products, in terms of system performance, as well as avoiding downtime and unplanned service calls. AdvanceCore™ provides precise temperature uniformity of +/1°C, ensuring platelet products are not compromised by temperature fluctuations.

In addition, this technology leverages a dynamic power system of redundant, independent heat transfer pipes; dual solid-state heat pump modules; and dual-exhaust fans to create a highly reliable product.


Pro Line Countertop Platelet Storage Systems incorporate the i.C3® Information Center, a touchscreen user interface that monitors system performance. The i.C3® offers advanced features such as automatic alarm testing and AgiTrak™ agitation monitoring. It provides documentation with the ability to download up to 10 years of temperature data as well as generate PDF temperature graphs and alarm event history reports.


AdvanceCore™ heats and cools only as needed to achieve and maintain the optimal temperature range. This means the system is very efficient, which reduces energy consumption. Energy use is 80-90 percent less than conventional platelet storage systems. This helps facilities reduce their utility bills, decreasing the total cost of ownership.


Blood banks can be noisy environments. With constant background noise from various pieces of equipment, plus different alarm tones and pagers activating in the lab, the sound level can create challenges for staff.

AdvanceCore™ technology helps reduce noise. Lower sound levels mean fewer distractions and a better working environment.


Pro Line Countertop Platelet Storage Systems, powered by AdvanceCore™, have been designed and tested for long-term reliability. They offer a range of features to safeguard stored platelets along with supporting regulatory compliance and facility sustainability initiatives.

To learn more about AdvanceCore™ and our Pro Line Countertop Platelet Storage Systems, read our white paper.

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Colleen Holtkamp

Written by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer designs, manufactures, and markets specialized medical and laboratory equipment to customers in more than 125 countries. With an extensive background in Helmer products, Colleen’s focus is on the Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank segments.

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