Helmer Scientific Launches Next Generation UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washer

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New automatic cell washer automates steps within typical tube testing blood bank workflows and improves the user experience with intuitive programming and operation.

Helmer Scientific, a leading supplier of temperature controlled laboratory storage and processing equipment, has announced the release of their next generation automatic cell washing system, the UltraCWII, for hospital blood banks and clinical labs.

The UltraCW II automates steps within typical tube testing blood bank workflows. Tube testing is considered a gold standard method for ABO and Rh grouping, antibody identification and cross-matching. The UltraCW II removes plasma and unwanted antibodies from blood cells for these pre-transfusion testing procedures; these screening tests are critical to avoid dangerous adverse effects that may be associated with transfusions.

The new UltraCW® II automatic cell washer is designed for precise, consistent, and reproducible blood cell washing results. The system also improves the user experience through the incorporation of a full-color touchscreen for intuitive and easy-to-use programming and operation. The UltraCW® II incorporates an electronic flow meter for precise saline fills required for reliable results. In addition, the system also uses a powerful diaphragm pump that allows the saline supply to be located either above or below and is directly connected to the cell washer, eliminating common installation challenges and inconvenient saline transfer steps for blood bank personnel.

“Helmer Scientific is very proud of our heritage delivering innovative solutions to transfusion services for over 40 years”, stated Ben Greenfield, Director of Marketing. “The recent release of the UltraCWII cell washing system is another example of how we focus on providing products designed to improve user experience and user efficiency, and help our customers ensure the highest levels of patient safety.”

The Helmer Scientific UltraCWII automatic cell washer has recently received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now commercially available.

For more information please visit http://info.helmerinc.com/UltraCWii.

About Helmer Scientific
Helmer Scientific is a manufacturer and global distributor of high-quality laboratory equipment and refrigerated products for the healthcare and life sciences industries, bringing over 40 years of cold storage experience to the market. Helmer Generosity is a corporate effort of Helmer Scientific designed to spread a culture of generosity through philanthropy and volunteerism. For more information, please visit http://www.helmerinc.com/products/index.html.

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