Helmer Scientific offers a full range of pharmacy refrigerators and freezers with superior temperature uniformity, recovery and stability. Local alarms, event logging and continuous temperature monitoring help specialty pharmacies meet and maintain regulatory requirements such as USP <797> clean room and USP <800> hazardous drug storage regulations as well as ACHC, JC, and URAC specialty pharmacy accreditation standards. Ensure that your complex therapies and specialty drugs are protected with professional, medical-grade refrigeration. Helmer Scientific refrigerators help you provide the highest level of patient care.
Medical-grade refrigerators designed for the secure storage of medications and vaccines.
Freezers with superior temperature uniformity and reliability for safe storage of samples and vaccines.
Ultra-low temperature freezers designed for reliability and precise temperature control.
Sterile Compounding and Infusion
Providing complex therapies and specialty drugs for severe illnesses and diseases requires safe and secure storage to protect patients and clinical staff. A majority of these drugs are compounded or delivered via injection, both of which require cold storage. Delivering optimized control in temperature uniformity, stability, and recovery ensures that these valuable medications are stored in an optimal environment, maintaining efficacy and reducing waste.
Patient Specific Plans
Medication for many specialty pharmacy applicatons such as oncology, infusion, organ transplants, and rare diseases are complex, patient-specific, and incredibly expensive. With the time, effort, and resources involved in creating patient-specific treatments, it is imperative to ensure that true professional medical-grade cold storage devices are used to store these highly sensitive, highly valuable, life-saving medications and therapeutics.
Specialty pharmacy accrediting bodies, including URAC, ACHC, and the Joint Commission, highlight the importance of cold chain management and temperature monitoring as part of their accreditation standards. Choosing cold storage units that meet the standard requirements and help streamline the review, audit, and daily SOP processes required with maintaining compliance is key. Additional guidance, such as USP <797> and <800> standards impact the storage of sterile compounded preparations and hazardous drugs common to the specialty pharmacy. Helmer Scientific offers many cold storage products to help meet and maintain accreditation requirements and support both clean room and hazardous drug applications.
USP <797> encourages facilities to keep only necessary items and allow only compounding pharmacists inside the actual clean room. Pass-through cabinets and refrigerators support USP <797> recommendations and allow for workflows that provide support staff the ability to provision a clean room without directly accessing it or needing to garb and sterilize. A pass-through is defined as an enclosure with seals on interlocking doors that are positioned between two spaces for minimizing particulate transfer while moving materials from one space to another. Helmer pass-thru refrigerators are available with i.Lock™ Interlock technology which ensures doors on one side of the pass-through cabinet electronically lock when doors on the opposite side are opened. This prohibits both sides from being opened simultaneously, helping maintain cleaner air flow.
Central and Specialty Pharmacy Connectivity
Connectivity with i.Series® devices is designed to improve staff efficiency, increase equipment uptime, and support regulatory compliance through integrations with third-party monitoring and automation software. Benefits of i.Series® integration include access to robust device data beyond temperature directly from the unit monitoring system, reduced reliance on 3rd-party hardware and extra probes, and consistency between temperature display and data used for compliance/reporting.