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Featured Press Release

May 2017 - VaccinePorter® Carrier Systems

VaccinePorter® Carrier Systems

Keeping your medicines effective

Temperature controlled products are products which are actively or passively controlled at a level different from the surrounding environment. This is one of the most vital parts of transporting temperature sensitive products. Vaccines are transported in refrigerated containers to surgeries and local vaccine storage facilities where they are then stored in special vaccine fridges. Keeping the vaccines within the +2°C and +8°C temperature range throughout this process is 'maintaining the cold chain'. Having products too cold causes deterioration or too warm can render the vaccine inert. Vaccines need to be stored and managed correctly so that immunisations are carried out safely and efficiently reducing the risk of compromising the quality, efficacy and safety of the vaccine program.

Having a reliable system ensures that your products are not compromised when in transit. The VaccinePorter® range allows for a safe controlled transit of temperature sensitive products between +2°C and +8°C for up to 8 hours even with multiple openings. Validation documentation assures you that the controlled product will be safe in transit. Porters are available in various sizes allowing flexibility in vaccine transportation.

Each Porter comes with a lightweight fully replaceable polystyrene inner surrounded by a strong bag with secure Velcro fastening and a tamper evident facility. In order to maintain the validation for each Porter, regular visual and weight checks are to be carried out to the cool pack ensuring the weight and product is not compromised. The polystyrene inner will also need to be checked for and chips or damage. These signs could affect the validations and will need to be replaced before use.

To learn more or to request a product demonstration please call 0800 0328 428 or email sales@helapet.co.uk.

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Featured Newsletter

Apr 2017 - Spring into the latest Newsletter

Spring into the latest Newsletter

As we head into Spring and the warm weather slowly approaches us, we welcome you to Issue 9 of the Helapet newsletter! The latest newsletter showcases some exciting company developments with addition of three new products to our portfolio, the launch of our brand new website and information on our two in-house cleanrooms.

We are also pleased to welcome two new starters to the Helapet team. Introducing Pierette Oates, our Office Administrator and Stanton Pereira as our Maintenance Technician.

We hope you find our newsletter valuable, if you would like to download a copy of our latest newsletter click here, or if you prefer a hard-copy simply email your name and address to info@helapet.co.uk.

Featured Blog

Apr 2017 - Helapet launch new Website

Helapet launch new Website

"Accessing Helapet products just got easier"

Taking a fresh view in the development of our website, we have kept the user firmly in mind with a decluttered and simplified design, supported by optimised navigation and easy-to-use menu selections. Fully compatible with today's browsers and mobile technologies, visitors can enjoy full and easy access using any mobile device, from any location. We have also included significantly more content with richer product information and details about our products, reflecting our dedication to quality service and customer support.

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Featured Press Release

Mar 2017 - Helapet unveil new products for 2017

Helapet unveil new products for 2017

Female Luer Lock Connectors / Tamper-evident IV Syringe Cap

As part of our growing portfolio of sterile syringe caps and transfer devices, Helapet Ltd have today unveiled new sterile consumable products for 2017.

Female Luer Lock Connectors for luer lock syringes facilitate safe, contaminant-free transfer of fluids from a master syringe into smaller doses. Manufactured using latex-free and non-pyrogenic materials, our double ended Luer Lock Connectors can be securely applied to male luer lock syringes preventing the risk of leaking and possible contamination.

Technicians now have more control in the sterile preparation of syringes, with a choice of Luer Lock Connectors to suit individual application. The Female Luer Lock Connector has an ergonomic, rounded design with a spacious pathway to facilitate rapid and efficient transfer of fluids between syringes. Our unique Luer Lock Micro Channel Connector includes a narrow bore pathway for precise transfer of smaller doses, leaving minimal residual waste between syringes. Delivering valuable accuracy the Luer Lock Micro Channel Connector is perfect for paediatric medicines, small syringe sizes and high value medications.

Both Luer Lock Connectors are supplied individually blister packed making them deal for disinfection and non-touch application to the syringe.

Tamper-evident IV Syringe Caps for luer lock syringes are a practical, cost-effective solution for the protection of syringes once they have left the sterile preparation area. An easy-to-use alternative to sticky tamper-evident tape or shrink wrap, Tamper Evident IV Syringe Caps maintain the product integrity of the syringe and allows clinical professionals to visually identify any evidence of tampering before administration.

Manufactured from latex-free materials, each cap can be applied to a luer lock syringe using the specially designed sterile tray packaging. Each sterile tray contains ten caps that are individually secured with a simple twist of the syringe, negating the risk touch contamination and enhancing aseptic technique. Simple and easy-to-use, Helapet's new Tamper Evident IV Syringe Caps offer excellent value in maintaining drug safety.

For more information or to place an order, contact Helapet on 0800 0328 428 or email sales@helapet.co.uk. FREE samples of all our new products are now available on request.

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Featured Event

Feb 2017 - Helapet to exhibit at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress 2017

Helapet to exhibit at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress 2017

The Clinical Pharmacy Congress is the UK's largest gathering of clinical pharmacy professionals and Helapet are excited to be an important part of it once again.

Taking place on 12th and 13th May, be sure to register today and visit Helapet on stand H20 to learn more about our products and services.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Featured Blog

Jan 2017 - 2017 Product Catalogue - Available now!

2017 Product Catalogue - Available now!

Our latest publication of the Helapet Product Catalogue has arrived!

Packed full with an extensive portfolio of quality medical and cleanroom consumables, tested and validated for critical environment activities.

  • Over 250 quality consumables
  • Colour coded categories
  • Sterile and non-sterile product ranges
  • Latest product releases
  • Available online to download or in print

Providing you with the best solution for your application requirements, all compiled into an easy-to-read 44 page essential product guide.

For more information about our products or to request free samples email sales@helapet.co.uk or contact 0800 0328 428 now!

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Nov 2016 - Helapet do their part for MacMillan!

Helapet do their part for MacMillan!

@MacmillanCoffee

In aid of Macmillan Cancer support Helapet joined the nation by holding the annual "World's Biggest Coffee Morning" supporting the great work the Macmillan nurses do for people living with cancer. On the day, coffee mornings were held in homes and workplaces across the country, in support of the MacMillan campaign.

Helapet once again outdid themselves with plenty of homemade cakes, cookies and treats much to the delight of everyone including our very own Managing Director, Ben Miles.

The Helapet team raised a fantastic £211.80 for the cause, and of course, all donations were given to charity. We would like to say thank you to all at Macmillan for the invite and well done to all that took part!

Ben Miles enjoying one of the many treats.

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016 - Looking ahead to the New Year

Nov 2016 - Looking ahead to the New Year

With this year coming to an end and 2017 just over the horizon, we would like to welcome you to Issue 8 of the Helapet Newsletter.

In this Issue we officially launch our all new SteriSpor™ Sporicidal Spray, the latest addition to our sterile Cleaning and Disinfection range. We also provide an exciting update on new machine investment for the Filter Devices division and a big welcome to a new member of our highly skilled Account Managers.

Download your copy here or request your hard-copy by emailing us at info@helapet.co.uk.

We hope you find our newsletter updates interesting, and thank you for sparing your valuable time to read up on our most recent developments.

Featured Blog

Oct 2016 - New Machinery for Filter Devices

In response to increasing demand, Helapet are investing in the increased production of inline disc filters with brand new injection moulding machinery and tooling.

For over 30 years our Filter Devices division has specialised in the design and manufacture of 25mm and 50mm inline filters, with the ability to customise them with different filter media and inlet/outlet connections.

A few words from Dean Marsh, Operations Manager
"This new machinery will support our ongoing growth strategy and improve production capacity for our 50mm filters. We also expect to gain greater precision and control of our components, which will help build on our reputation for quality and allow us to investigate other product opportunities."

Learn more about our range of filter devices and their numerous applications by visiting filterdevices.co.uk or request your free brochure by emailing info@helapet.co.uk.

Featured Press Release

Oct 2016 - New SteriSpor™ Sterile Sporicidal Spray

New SteriSpor™ Sterile Sporicidal Spray

Helapet are delighted to introduce our all new sterile sporicidal trigger spray, christened SteriSpor™ for use in controlled cleanroom environments.

A fast acting yet non-hazardous hypochlorous acid (HOCl) solution, SteriSpor™ has been developed to minimise the risk of viable spore contamination during aseptic transfer of cleanroom materials.

A fully validated sporicidal, bactericidal and fungicidal spray, SteriSpor™ meets all necessary EN standards and exceeds latest UK efficacy guidelines. A greater than 3 log reduction combined with a contact time of less than 1 minute demonstrates rapid elimination of spores and spore forming bacteria in accordance with EN13704. Leaving minimal residue SteriSpor™ reduces removal time and corrosion risk to cleanroom equipment, isolators and furniture.

Classified as non-hazardous and emitting very low odour compared to other sporicidal products, SteriSpor™ sprays provide assured safe handling for cleanroom operators.

Each spray is aseptically filled into an ergonomically designed bottle using a closed system format to maintain 3 month in-use sterility, preventing the ingress of contaminated air. SteriSpor™ sprays are fully cleanroom processed and double bagged for smooth and efficient transfer into cleanroom environments.

With no activation required SteriSpor™ sprays deliver exceptional performance straight from the dispenser.

Available with all necessary certification and technical data, SteriSpor™ sporicidal sprays presents the ideal solution in aseptic transfer disinfection and cleanroom cleaning.

For additional customer service and to request free samples, email us at sales@helapet.co.uk or contact us directly on (0)800 0328 428.

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Sep 2016 - APTUK, 60 and still strong...

APTUK, 60 and still strong...

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) celebrated their 60th annual conference this year at Aston University, Birmingham. Run by pharmacy technicians for pharmacy technicians, the APTUK provides continued support in the training and development of Pharmacy and Healthcare practitioners.

Helapet were pleased to be the corporate sponsor and present the Kathryn Miles Poster Award at their annual conference. The Kathryn Miles competition helps to support creative thinking, using posters to illustrate latest research and generate new and valuable ideas.

We are pleased to announce that Joanna Correa West, Marie Slimm, Ruth Shuard & Beth Barrett of Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust became the official winners of the APTUK Katherine Miles poster competition 2016, sponsored by Helapet.

Their poster on "Pharmacy Technician extended role into medicines administration" secured them a cash prize of £250 and their names on the board of poster winners.A huge thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our worthy winners and runner-ups!

APTUK have confirmed that the 2017 APTUK conference will be held on 2nd and 3rd of July at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff. If you have a creative idea to share on best practice improvements in your department, be sure to visit aptuk.org to see how you can enter in next year’s competition!

Photo: Beth Barrett receiving 1st place on behalf of her team at Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS foundation trust.

Jul 2016 - Thumbs up for Vari-Disk®

Thumbs up for Vari-Disk<sup>®</sup>

Did you know, Helapet are a manufacturer of bespoke inline disc filters, used for precise filtration if particulates in air, gas and liquids?

With over 25 years of in-house manufacturing experience, we provide quality one-to-one consultancy support and technical support as part of the service.

Not convinced? Hear why customers give Vari-Disk® service a thumbs-up:

"We have been impressed by the quality of the filters provided by Helapet. Deliveries and lead times have been very good. An additional benefit has been the level of support on a technical basis, advising of the materials to be used and the professionalism of the sales and engineering staff."

Medical device manufacturer, UK

Email sales@helapet.co.uk and quote "Vari-Disk® service" in the subject to see how we can create a disc filter to suit your application. Or visit www.filterdevices.co.uk to learn more.

Featured Blog

Jul 2016 - New cleanroom packaging & liquid fill service unveiled

New cleanroom packaging & liquid fill service unveiled

Helapet are delighted to launch a new contract cleanroom packing, bagging and liquid filling service, available to clients seeking to package their products in a contaminant free environment. Using our spacious class 10,000 cleanrooms alongside a class 1,000 liquid filling facility, we offer a fully compliant assembly and packaging line.

Manual hand packing Semi-automated bagging Pouch sealing
Sterile liquid filling OEM labelling Sterilisation management

We combine our specialist production activities into a bespoke, flexible service of which we are happy to accommodate bulk orders as well as small runs. Helapet offers assured quality certification to ISO13485, supported by regular quality inspection and experienced cleanroom staff.

If you have a project you would like to discuss, email your requirements to us at sales@helapet.co.uk or click here to learn more.

Jul 2016 - We're getting personal with our deliveries

We're getting personal with our deliveries

We understand that our customers need their products arriving on time and to the right location.

Take advantage of our free delivery notification service, providing valuable date, time and location information straight to your computer or mobile device.

How does it work?

Nominate a contactShippedReady for deliveryText and email
Nominate an appropriate contact to receive delivery notifications. Include mobile number and/or email addressThe delivery contact will receive a notification informing them of the delivery date and provide options to rescheduleThe delivery contact will receive an additional notification with a delivery time within a 1 hour windowDelivery notifications can arrive via text, email or both. Accurately track your delivery and see your final 15 minute time slot

What do I need to do?

Available to all Helapet customers, register for this service by clicking here and fill out your nominated delivery contact details online.

Or email deliveries@helapet.co.uk with the Full Name | Organisation | Mobile Phone Number | Email Address of your nominated delivery contact.

Jul 2016 - Triple Bagged Packaging now available

Triple Bagged Packaging now available
Material cleanroom transfer is an essential element of modern contamination control and now Helapet are pleased to offer our double bagged sterile consumables in triple bagged format for 3 stage transfer processing.

Supporting the need to eliminate harmful contaminants reaching grade A working environments, Pharmacy Technicians can conveniently remove one layer of protective packaging for each stage of the transfer process.

Triple bagged consumable sprays include:

tickSterile trigger sprays and wipes
tickPharmaPack® multi-pack syringes
tickSterile sharps bins
tickPharmacy workmats

Just remember, the best things come in threes!

To request a quotation for triple bagged consumables, email us at sales@helapet.co.uk or call us on 0800 0328 428.

Jul 2016 - July 2016 - Pick up our latest spring / summer newsletter

July 2016 - Pick up our latest spring / summer newsletter

As summer gradually gets underway, we welcome you with Issue 7 of our Helapet newsletter!

Key articles include a useful custom facility for tracking Helapet deliveries, an introduction to our in-house sterile packaging and liquid filling service as well as the launch of our triple-bagged sterile consumables.

This latest issue also introduces two new members to the Helapet team, Barry Carter and Lisa Ginns.

If you would like to download a copy of our latest newsletter click here, or if you prefer a hard-copy simply email your name and address to info@helapet.co.uk.

Click here to download Issue 7, or subscribe today to be part of our newsletter mailing list.

Jun 2016 - Receive your deliveries right first time

Receive your deliveries right first time

In partnership with DPD, Helapet customers now have the opportunity to receive advanced notification of forthcoming deliveries, supporting successful first-time receipt of essential products. Nominated delivery contacts will receive personalised text messages and emails advising them of a Helapet delivery.

We understand that our customers need their products arriving on time and to the right location. This is why our notifications will include delivery dates, times and location, with additional facilities allowing customers to track shipments and even amend the delivery schedule.

How does it work?

Nominate a contact

Nominate an appropriate contact to receive delivery notifications. This can include a mobile number and/or email address. Contacts can be updated as regularly as required.

Shipped

Once parcel has been despatched, the delivery contact will receive a notification informing them of the delivery date and provide options to reschedule.

Ready for delivery

Once the parcel is out for delivery, the delivery contact will receive additional notification with a delivery time to within a 1 hour window.

How do I opt-in?

To become part of this service, simply click here and fill in your delivery contact details online. Or email deliveries@helapet.co.uk with your Full Name | Organisation | Mobile Phone Number | Email Address

This is a completely free, complimentary service for all Helapet customers. If you have a specific question, please contact our front desk on 01582 501980.

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Jun 2016 - New Helapet Porter brochures... hot off the press

New Helapet Porter brochures... hot off the press

It's here... The latest edition of our VaccinePorter® and BloodPorter® carrier brochures, now available in print and on digital download.

Both four page brochures provide an easy overview of our Porter carrier systems, designed for the safe transportation of temperature controlled products including Vaccines, Red Blood Cells and Platelets.

Choose the correct Porter size for your application by using the internal and external dimension information detailed inside. You can even tailor design your carriers by choosing from a range of colour options and bespoke branding.

Did you know that Helapet also offer temperature controlled carriers for TPN bags and Human Plasma too?

For additional customer service and technical support, full contact details are included in the brochure. Request your preferred Porter brochure by emailing us at sales@helapet.co.uk or contact us directly on (0)800 0328 428.

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May 2016 - Hot off of the press... The all new Porter brochures

Hot off of the press... The all new Porter brochures

It's here... The latest edition of our VaccinePorter® and BloodPorter® carrier brochures, now available in print and on digital download.

Both four page brochures provide an easy overview of our Porter carrier systems, designed for the safe transportation of temperature controlled products including Vaccines, Red Blood Cells and Platelets.

Choose the correct Porter size for your application by using the internal and external dimension information detailed inside. You can even tailor design your carriers by choosing from a range of colour options and bespoke branding.

Helapet also offer temperature controlled carriers for TPN bags and Human Plasma too.

For additional customer service and technical support, full contact details are included in the brochure. Request your preferred Porter brochure by emailing us at sales@helapet.co.uk.

Apr 2016 - Coming back to the Clinical Pharmacy Congress . . .

Coming back to the Clinical Pharmacy Congress . . .

Being the UK's largest gathering of clinical pharmacy professionals, now in its fifth year running, this year The Clinical Pharmacy Congress will hold over 2,300 pharmacy delegates and over 150 exhibitors and partners from across the nation… and Helapet are excited to be an important part of it once again. This year is going to be a big one, as the congress will expand to include aseptic services, radio pharmacy, production manufacturing and quality assurance and control.

Taking place on 22nd and 23rd April, be sure to register today and visit stand J39 to learn more about our all new and improved 20mm needle-free Vented Vial Adapter, plus many other specialist consumables in our range. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mar 2016 - Need a bag? We have you covered.

Need a bag? We have you covered.

Helapet offer a wide variety of sterile and non-sterile bags for single-use storage, transportation and disposal requirements. Our line of sterile bags are gamma irradiated and packaged in an ISO Class 7 environment ready for immediate use; improving process efficiency and reliability.

Choose from our specialist range of labelled and plain bag options, each designed and manufactured from quality materials and available in different sizes, sealing options and packaging formats.

Order FREE samples by contacting sales@helapet.co.uk or call 0800 0328 428 to learn more.

Mar 2016 - New, improved 20mm Vented Vial Adapter

New, improved 20mm Vented Vial Adapter

Our new enhanced Vented Vial Adapter introduces a larger integrated air filter, providing rapid and reliable equalisation of pressure within a vial. Increased flowrate performance provides effortless and reliable drug withdrawal saving on preparation time.

Our new Vented Vial Adapter retains the unique benefits of the original with stable, needle-free access to standard drug vials, whilst preventing exposure to cytotoxic contamination. The low profile design minimises priming volume for accurate dosing, and the irremovable skirt design provides added security.

Order your free samples of our new Vented Vial Adapter online, or contact us direct on (0)800 0328 428.

Mar 2016 - Helapet introduce new, improved 20mm Vented Vial Adapter

Helapet introduce new, improved 20mm Vented Vial Adapter

Helapet are pleased to introduce a replacement 20mm Vented Vial Adapter to our extensive range of syringe venting products.

The new enhanced design introduces a larger integrated vent filter, providing increased flow rates and reliable performance when drawing-up cytotoxic drugs and other hazardous medical solutions.

#IV0020L - 100 pcs/pck. Individually blister packed. Gamma sterilised

Vial venting is a critical part of the transfer process between vial to syringe when handling substances that could otherwise contaminate the user via spray droplets or harmful aerosols.

Helapet Vented Vial Adapters provide stable, needle-free access to standard drug vials for safe and precise drug reconstitution, whilst preventing exposure to cytotoxic contamination.

Whilst retaining its low profile design to minimise hold-up volume, the new larger air filter allows rapid and efficient equalisation of sterile air in the vial for effortless withdrawal and greatly improved flow rates.

Order your free samples of our new Vented Vial Adapter online, or contact us direct on (0)800 0328 428

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Feb 2016 - PharmaVent Spike Vent - Safe, simple handling all in one

PharmaVent<sup>™</sup> Spike Vent - Safe, simple handling all in one

PharmaVent Spike Vent from Helapet protects healthcare professionals from the risk of aerosol contamination during sterile preparation and aseptic reconstitution activities.

A compact, easy-to-use device, PharmaVent Spike Vent reduces the possibility of needle-stick injury using an anti-coring plastic spike for easy vial access.

Our top reasons to choose PharmaVent Spike Vent...
   
tick Needle-free access to vials
tick Efficient two way 0.2 μm vent filter
tick Non-latex acrylic polymer housing
tick Capped luer connection to reduce contamination
tick Excellent flow rates
tick Ideal for multi-dose applications

Looking to order? Click here to request your free samples!

Picture: #IV4040 - 100 pieces a pack. Individually blister packed. ETO Sterilised.

Feb 2016 - Custom made inline disc filters tailored to your needs...

Custom made inline disc filters tailored to <em>your</em> needs...

At Helapet we provide a solution in the bespoke design through to choice of media and manufacture of your inline disc filters. We add value to our filtration products, using consultancy based manufacturing to exceed customer expectations.

Don't just take our word for it

We found Helapet very easy to work, the understanding of our requirements and the technical knowledge they have ensured we got the right product to suit our needs. We chose Helapet filters as they offered the product, price and quantity we required with the added bonus that the filters we have are branded with our details, in a competitive market this gives us an important edge.
- Autoclave manufacturer, UK

Our global customer base use our filter devices for the clarification of air gas and liquid in a range of applications:

...plus many more!

Is your application not mentioned above? Or, have you not found what you are looking for?

Then contact Helapet today or call 0800 0328 428 to discuss how you can customise your filter media, micron pore-size or disc inlet and outlet connector options... or even add your very own company logo. The filtration possibilities are endless!

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016 - It's a new dawn, it's a newsletter day

Feb 2016 - It's a new dawn, it's a newsletter day

Hot off of the press... as we progress into 2016 and the healthy diets continue, we promise to pack you some tasty treats this year, starting with Issue 6 of our quarterly Newsletter.

This quarter tuck in to mouth-watering articles including delegate feedback from last year's study day programme, top 4 reasons to choose Helapet autoclave filters and learn about our new MediTray® cool packs used in Helapet VaccinePorter® and BloodPorter® carrier systems.

We hope you find our bitesize newsletter updates interesting and thank you for sparing your valuable time to read up on our most recent developments.

Click here to download Issue 6, or subscribe today to be part of our newsletter mailing list.

Jan 2016 - Welcoming our new Managing Director, Ben Miles

Welcoming our new Managing Director, Ben Miles

This year marks the start of something new here at Helapet Ltd. Introducing Ben Miles, Helapet's new Managing Director.

Ben joins us with over 12 years' experience within the CliniMed® group. Having recently been employed by our sister company Gemini Healthcare Services Ltd, Ben brings with him valuable experience in New Product Development, Business Development, along with Marketing management and Regulatory Affairs.

A few words from Ben:
"I'm delighted to have joined Helapet and getting to know the team as I settle into my new role of Managing Director. Everyone I've met I've found to be very welcoming as well as dedicated and hardworking with a clear focus on providing the very best possible service to our customers. I'm very excited about the potential for 2016 with a number of new products planned and I look forward to spending more time with the team, our partners and our customers."

We would like to offer Ben our warm congratulations and look forward to continued success in 2016.

Click here to learn more about CliniMed® (Holdings) Ltd and all seven specialist healthcare companies within the group.

Jan 2016 - Top 4 reasons to choose Helapet autoclave disk filters

Top 4 reasons to choose Helapet autoclave disk filters

Do you have difficulty maintaining the sterility in your autoclave? Experiencing trouble during the dry cycle of your instruments? Then take a look at the top four reasons why you should choose Helapet autoclave disk filters for efficient sterile venting applications.

  1. FDA approved, low-extractable polypropylene housing
  2. 0.3 µm rated HEPA media for efficient particulate removal
  3. Individually etched Lot numbers to record traceability
  4. All filters are integrity tested to support performance specifications

You can also enhance the way your filter looks by selecting your media, connections and adding on your own company logo for that personal touch. To benefit from this, ask about the Vari-Disk® service.

To learn more, contact our dedicated Filter Specialist at filters@helapet.co.uk who will be able to work through your requirements, providing expert advice and information.

Dec 2015 - Holidays are coming...

Holidays are coming...

There is still time to place your orders up until 11am on Thursday 24th December, when our offices will be closing. Helapet will reopen normal business hours, from Monday 4th January 2016.

Click here for information on guaranteed delivery and how you can order for Christmas or the New Year. Keep up-to-date with Helapet news in 2016 by connecting with us via LinkedIn or Twitter, or why not sign-up to receive our quarterly newsletter!

Nov 2015 - SteriClean® FloWrap Impregnated Wipes

SteriClean<sup>®</sup> FloWrap Impregnated Wipes

SteriClean® FloWrap wipes offer exceptional cleaning and sanitising performance for cleanrooms and isolators.

Aseptically impregnated with high performance Isopropyl alcohol IPA or Denatured Ethanol (IMS), Helapet FloWrap wipes are designed to be tough on contamination without leaving undesirable residues.

Each low linting wipe comprises of a tough, highly absorbent 68 gsm polyester/cellulose material, allowing quick and rapid disinfection of surfaces without the risk of shredding which could compromise the sterile environment.

Ready folded in 10 and 100 wipe multi-packs and individually accessed from the paper-free pouch, allowing staff to easily manage their usage.

Produced in an ISO Class 5 environment, each FloWrap pack is double bagged and gamma sterilised to no less than 25KgY supporting aseptic transfer into critically controlled environments. 'Peel and reseal' labels allow each pack to be sealed between wipes, avoiding the risk of unused wipes drying.

Users are left with only a thin piece of polythene to dispose of once the pack is fully used, ensuring less waste to dispose of and maintaining valuable work space. This makes Helapet FloWrap wipes an excellent option for confined environments such as isolators and an ideal alternative to bulky tub wipes.

Whether you require our FloWrap impregnated wipes, dry wipes or individual alcohol wipes, you can rest assured we have a solution to meet your needs.

Order your free samples of our FloWrap range by contacting us on +44 (0)800 0328 428 or email sales@helapet.co.uk.

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Oct 2015 - Oct 2015 - 2015 is coming to an end...

Oct 2015 - 2015 is coming to an end...

As we enter the last few months of 2015 we would like to welcome you to Issue 5 of our quarterly Newsletter.

This issue sparks up quite a change for Helapet Ltd. Our Managing Director John Blight will be retiring after ten years of service, being succeeded from January 2016 by Ben Miles who joins us from our sister company Gemini Healthcare Services Ltd.

Also included in this edition is our newly relaunched, Filter Devices website, an introduction to our cleanroom staff, and information on our Christmas shutdown period.

Click here to download Issue 5, or if you would like a hard copy simply email your name and address to info@helapet.co.uk.

Oct 2015 - A new year, a new beginning

A new year, a new beginning

January marks the start of a big change at Helapet Ltd... Managing Director John Blight will be hanging up his jacket and heading off into retirement.

John joined Helapet in October 2005, initially as Operations Manager before being promoted to General Manager in 2009 and then Managing Director in 2012.

Looking back over these last 10 years we have seen some significant changes within Helapet. Our sales have more than doubled, we have seen the introduction of a field based sales team and overall employee numbers have increased. This growth, both in turnover and staff, necessitated the need to move. Whilst we didn't have to relocate far, this was still a major project and included the construction of the new cleanrooms.

With sales on track to reach record levels in 2015, Helapet is being left in a very good position for John's successor.

Picture: John Blight and Ben Miles

Replacing John as Managing Director will be Ben Miles from our sister company, Gemini Healthcare Services Ltd. Ben has been working within the CliniMed group of companies since 2003 and has been a Director since 2007 with responsibilities for Marketing, New Product Development and Regulatory Affairs.

We would like to offer both John and Ben our warm congratulations and look forward to continued success in 2016.

Sep 2015 - Cover your connections after reconstitution

Cover your connections after reconstitution

Applied using a simple "push on" design, Easycap® allows irremovable capping of open access ports, after addition of medicinal product into an IV bag using a luer lock syringe.

Sterile and conveniently multi-packed, each pack holds 8 caps per blister, helping to reduce the time consuming disinfection process before transfer into controlled environments.

Preventing possible tampering or contamination of the medication port, Easycap® can easily be secured to the end of the Vial2Bag needle-free transfer system.

To request your FREE SAMPLE, simply email your name and contact details to info@helapet.co.uk or contact +44 (0)1582 501980!

Jul 2015 - July 2015 - News out for summer!

July 2015 - News out for summer!

Welcome to Issue 4 of our quarterly newsletter, and what an edition we have for you with the launch of two brand new catalogues covering medical and cleanroom consumables and inline filter devices.

Also included is an introduction to our Filter Devices specialist Baljit Randhawa, celebration of the APTUK poster competition winners and a product feature on Sterile Sharps Bins.

Click here to download Issue 4, or if you would like a hard copy of the newsletter simply email your name and address to info@helapet.co.uk.

Jul 2015 - New Helapet Product Catalogue available now!

New Helapet Product Catalogue available now!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Helapet Product Catalogue. Packed full with our latest portfolio of quality medical and cleanroom consumables, tested and validated products for critical environment activities.

  • 200+ consumables
  • Colour coded categories for easy navigation
  • Clearly labelled sterile and non-sterile product ranges
  • Full contact details for additional service and support

All compiled into an easy-to-read 44 page product guide, providing you with the best solution for your application requirements.

Click here to download our new catalogue, or if you would like a hard copy simply email your name and address to info@helapet.co.uk.

Jul 2015 - Winners of the Katherine Miles Poster Competition 2015

Winners of the Katherine Miles Poster Competition 2015

We are pleased to announce that Mandeep Matharoo of Addenbrookes Hospital became the official winner of the APTUK Katherine Miles poster competition 2015, sponsored by Helapet.

Mandeeps poster on “An innovative visual tool identifying Education & Development opportunities for pharmacy technicians, incorporating the APTUK Foundation Pharmacy Framework“ secured her a cash prize of £250 and her name the board of poster winners.

Also congratulations to the runners up, Dalgeet Puaar and Emma Walker of London Pharmacy Education and Training (LPET) and Panayiotis Sphikas of University College London Hospital who also received cash prizes.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our worthy winners! Find out why these three where crowned winners of the Katherine Miles poster competition by checking out their poster entries below:

If you have a creative idea to share on best practice improvements in your department, be sure to visit aptuk.org to see how you can enter in next year’s competition!

Picture: Mandeep Matharoo accepting first place

Jun 2015 - VaccinePorter® Cold Chain Carrier System

Apr 2015 - April 2015 - Spring in full swing with Issue 3!

April 2015 - Spring in full swing with Issue 3!

As we enter the spring season Helapet welcomes you with issue three of the quarterly newsletter! Our latest updates include exciting details of our upcoming series of in-house study day events and exhibitions, key results of our customer satisfaction survey, and a practical feature on the use of TimeStrip Plus™ temperature breach indicators.

It is our pleasure to showcase this newsletter as the latest summary of Helapet news and events, supported by interesting and thought provoking articles.

Click here to download Issue 3, or if you would like a hard copy of the newsletter simply email your name and address to info@helapet.co.uk.

Mar 2015 - Helapet bid farewell to Michael Shaw

Helapet bid farewell to Michael Shaw
Helapets longest serving member of staff, Michael Shaw (Quality Inspector) has hung up his high-visibility jacket and inspection stamp and is sadly retiring end of March.

Michael has been with Helapet for over fourteen years and has been an integral part of the company's growth; from becoming part of the CliniMed Group in 2002 to our successful move to Lister House in 2012.

A few words from Michael...
"It has been great working with all of the Helapet team. It is with some sadness that I leave, but personal circumstances have forced me into taking early retirement. I wish everyone at Helapet a happy and prosperous future"

Michaels last official day with Helapet will be on Tuesday 31st March 2015. The Helapet team would like to wish him a very long and happy retirement. He will be truly missed!

Mar 2015 - Helapet go RED for Red Nose Day

Helapet go RED for Red Nose Day
This month Helapet took part in Comic Relief to support those suffering in the UK and across the world. Helapet helped to raise over £35, which is enough to vaccinate 7 children against deadly diseases including meningitis, tetanus and pneumonia! The team participated by wearing red and sported cool Red Nose Day pin badges in support of the cause. To keep the donations rolling in, Redd Menzies from our cleanroom unit kindly volunteered to have his head and beard chopped for charity!

Feb 2015 - Helapet Launch new Veterinary Supplies Catalogue

Helapet Launch <em>new</em> Veterinary Supplies Catalogue
Supporting Vet professionals in choosing the correct type of protective equipment when handling cytotoxic solutions, Helapet are delighted to launch our new dedicated Veterinary Supplies Catalogue.

Recognising the protective needs of Vet professionals who are increasingly required to handle potent drugs for chemotherapy treatments, our Veterinary Supplies Catalogue offers a handy guide for locating suitable protective consumables which can reduce the risk of exposure from spills, splashes and aerosol's.

Available in hard-copy and online, each product section is colour coded to match the relevant categories on our website. A handy guide on the common routes of cytotoxic exposure is also provided.

With over 30 years' experience, Helapet are dedicated in supplying safety consumables, in response to the growing use of chemotherapy and associated risks of exposure in the workplace.

Click here to download a copy or request your FREE catalogue now by emailing info@helapet.co.uk

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Feb 2015 - Helapet 4 Vets

Helapet 4 Vets
The NEW Helapet veterinary catalogue has landed!

A new 8 page catalogue has been launched to inform customers and prospects about the protective products offered by Helapet to help reduce the risk of chemotherapy exposure.

Aimed at Veterinary practitioners who conduct regular chemotherapy preparations and administrations, the new catalogue will provide clients with a better understanding of how chemotherapy exposure can occur, and the use of individual or combinations of Helapet products to protect users from contamination.

Click here to download a copy or request your FREE catalogue now by emailing info@helapet.co.uk!

Feb 2015 - New Vented Vial Adapters

New Vented Vial Adapters

Needle-free venting at its best.

Supporting GMP in compounding operations where exposure to potent drugs may occur, Helapet introduce our NEW range of single-use Vented Vial Adapters for stable, needle-free vial access.

Helapet's new Vented Vial Adapter range incorporates a 0.2µm bilateral air filter, allowing safe sterile venting of cytotoxics and other hazardous substances. Designed for high chemical resistance, the Vented Vial Adapter is evaluated against a selection of drugs known to adversely affect the performance of other polymeric devices.

Compatible with standard 13mm and 20mm vials each device utilises a non-coring plastic spike surrounded by a snap-on skirt to securely fasten onto vial tops, granting stable luer lock access to a syringe. An integrated grip allows easy handling whilst reducing contact with the luer connection.

The novel skirt design prevents the subsequent removal of the adapter from the vial, offering excellent security and reducing the risk of cross contamination.

With an increasing requirement for needle-free technologies within aseptic manufacturing and medical healthcare, Helapet are pleased to introduce the Vented Vial Adapter range, sterile and individually blister packed for clinical and cleanroom working operations.

For more information and request FREE Samples, contact 0800 0328 428 or emailsales@helapet.co.uk

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Feb 2015 - Feb 2015 - More Helapet news with issue two!

Feb 2015 - More Helapet news with issue two!

Following our well received 30th Anniversary issue of our new Newsletter, this quarter now marks the start of 2015 and the continuation…... with issue two!

The January 2015 edition showcases the re-introduction of our renowned Helapet.net study days, and features our brand new range of needle-free Vented Vial Adapters. A complete review of the last few months includes recently attended exhibitions, charity events and much more...

It is our pleasure to publish this newsletter as a quarterly summary of Helapet news and events, including interesting and thought provoking articles contributed by media partners and sponsors.

If you would like a copy of the Newsletter, simply email your name and address to info@helapet.co.uk

Jan 2015 - The Helapet.net Study Days are back...

The Helapet.net Study Days are back...

Helapet are pleased to announce that the .net study days are back for 2015, with some exciting new agendas lined up! This year Helapet will deliver three highly regarded educational day long sessions supporting awareness, training and best practice in aseptic manufacturing.

Study day title: "Handling Potent Drugs and Process Improvement"

Keep an eye out for information on how to register your place for the above dates. For more details, please contact: info@helapet.co.uk.

If you would like to learn more about our previous study days visit www.helapet.net

Apr 2014 - Helapet expands containment product solutions with new Cirrus Containments Isolators

Helapet expands containment product solutions with new Cirrus Containments Isolators
Celebrating 30 years as a leading supplier of cleanroom consumables and sterile in-line filter devices, Helapet Limited have entered into a new sales agreement with UK isolator manufacture Cirrus Containments. Enhancing Helapet's extensive product portfolio, clients are now offered a complete containment solution with new tailor designed isolator units.

Cirrus containments aseptic isolators create a reliable, ultra-sterile environment through the use of superior barrier isolation technology which provides unprecedented levels of protection for the product and the operator. Each isolator is purpose designed and built to meet the diverse requirements of isolator users including hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical manufacturers and nuclear medicine.

Ergonomically designed to minimise space and modular constructed to meet the specific needs of the client, Cirrus Containments isolators maintain high standards of user safety whilst minimising the risk of fatigue or discomfort.

John Blight Managing Director comments - "The welcomed addition of Cirrus Containment Isolators to our ever growing line of specialist containment products, mean our customers can expect an increasingly comprehensive range of solutions to help reduce the risk of product and user contamination in the workplace."

For further information contact info@helapet.co.uk or call +44 (01582 501980).

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Feb 2014 - Berner XP Spill Kits - Now gives you extra!

Berner XP Spill Kits - Now gives you extra!

Helapet's new range of latex-free cytotoxic XP spill kits now offer you extra safety, extra comfort and extra piece of mind.

Berner cytotoxic XP spill kits represent the highest standard of safe cleaning and decontamination for wet and dry spills, using essential utensils packed in the order for which you need them.

Our new range of XP spill kits introduce Active Breath coveralls and overboots for enhanced protection and comfort from head to toe. Active Breath materials combine high permeable coating on the front with a breathable area on the back, using spray safe seams to maintain full compliance with European Standards.

New skin friendly vinyl overgloves provide excellent latex-free chemical resistance, with textured finger-tip and palm surfaces for improved grip.

Offered in a new range of multiple size options, there are now more choices to suite your coverall and glove size preference.

Continuing Helapet's commitment towards total user safety, we offer FREE training sessions on the proper use of all our spill kit products. Using interactive formats adapted to your department, Helapet spill kit training covers essential elements in spill control to guarantee complete confidence and peace of mind.

Learn more today about the new Berner XP Spill kit range and our FREE training sessions by calling 0800 0328 428 or visit our website www.helapet.co.uk

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Feb 2014 - Helapet celebrates 30th Anniversary

Helapet celebrates 30th Anniversary

2014 marks the 30th anniversary for Helapet Ltd as a leading UK supplier of cleanroom consumables and in-line filtration solutions.

Starting business in 1984, Helapet established a strong reputation as a hi-tech disposables supplier and importer to the cleanroom industry. Since then Helapet has expanded into multiple new markets including Healthcare, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and Filtration, offering innovative product ranges whilst maintaining high standards of customer service and technical support.

In 2002 Helapet became part of the CliniMed (Holdings) group, advancing the companies consistent growth and unlocking more business potential. Today Helapet operates a 20,000 sq ft facility containing state of the art cleanroom facilities and employing over 25 staff from its headquarters in Houghton Regis.

John Blight, MD of Helapet comments - "In the face of economic challenges and ever changing markets, Helapet has continued to prosper with exciting strategies, increasing supplier partnerships, and strong investment in future projects. With our dedicated Helapet team and partners across the globe, Helapet will now look to the next 30 years as an innovative and trusted provider"

To mark this big milestone, Helapet have dedicated a new anniversary logo until the end of 2014. To learn more about Helapet please visit www.helapet.co.uk or for our filter manufacturing division www.filterdevices.co.uk

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Nov 2013 - Timestrip Blood Temp 10

Timestrip Blood Temp 10

Blood re-issue compliance at the touch of a button

Supporting critical decision making for the re-issue of removed blood bags from controlled storage, Helapet are pleased to offer the Blood Temp 10 breach indicator as an auditable and convenient alternative to the "30 minute rule".

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Aug 2013 - Your extra margin of safety with new NeedleSafe II™ exclusively from Helapet

Your extra margin of safety with new NeedleSafe II™ exclusively from Helapet

In the vital drive to reduce needle-stick injury, Helapet are delighted to introduce the NeedleSafe II™ as the safe, easy-to-use solution for the uncapping and re-capping of needles.

Offering superior protection, NeedleSafe II™ allows customers a simple single-handed method of uncapping and re-capping needles across a universal array of healthcare applications. Small, lightweight and highly versatile, this innovative medical device can eliminate the risk of needle-stick exposure without taking up valuable workspace.

Available exclusively to Helapet in the UK and Ireland, NeedleSafe II™ has been designed to be totally re-usable, significantly reducing medical waste and associated disposal costs. An internal gripper core allows NeedleSafe II™ to fit with several needle types including IV Catheters and Phlebotomy sets, providing essential protection whenever and wherever required.

The vast applications of NeedleSafe II™ are complimented with a detachable mounting bracket that can securely fasten the assembly horizontally or vertically onto any surface. Users can easily detach NeedleSafe II™ and clean using a number of techniques including autoclaving, ethylene oxide gas, or simple alcohol disinfection.

NeedleSafe II™ has already achieved high global recognition, having been adopted to support needle-stick injury reduction in several healthcare departments. To see the benefits yourself simply call our UK freephone 0800 0328 428 or email sales@helapet.co.uk to request your free trial.

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Aug 2013 - Setting the standard with the new Berner Nitrile Glove from Helapet

Setting the standard with the new Berner Nitrile Glove from Helapet

Enhancing the protective properties of Nitrile with a new unique blend, the new Berner Nitrile Cleanroom glove guarantees over 8 hours of chemical resistance without compromising on comfort, grip or dexterity.

Designed to meet the latest EN-374 and ASTM standards in permeation and viral testing, the Berner Nitrile glove offers exceptional protection against several hazardous substances including cytotoxics, bio-agents and viruses. The robustness of the nitrile composition certifies easy handling of long chemical exposures without the need for double gloving, saving on time and expense.

Maintaining superior glove strength customers are treated to the highest level of touch sensitivity and ease of movement, with textured finger tips allowing safe handling of both wet and dry products. This ideal combination of strength and comfort is complimented with a long 300mm beaded cuff for additional protection above the wrist.

Completely latex-free and powder-free, the new Berner Nitrile glove can be safely used by allergen suffers and in designated latex-free zones. Quality presented in low-particle poly-packaging, the Berner Nitrile glove can be used for precise chemical handling in upto Class 100 (ISO 5) cleanroom environments.

As the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for the highly regarded Berner brand of Personal Protective Equipment, Helapet are delighted to offer the new Berner Nitrile glove both sterile and non-sterile in a full range of sizes.

If you are keen to learn more and receive free samples, then please feel free to contact us on UK freephone 0800 0328 428 or email sales@helapet.co.uk.

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May 2013 - New Veterinary Cyto Procedure Packs offering extra protection against Chemotherapy Cytotoxics

New Veterinary Cyto Procedure Packs offering extra protection against Chemotherapy Cytotoxics
Helapet are pleased to announce the launch of our first dedicated range of Veterinary Cyto Procedure Packs.

Based on research into the protective needs of vets administering chemotherapy, Helapet recognises the serious side-effects associated with cytotoxic exposure from spills, splashes and aerosol inhalation.

Designed to provide confidence that you and your staff are fully protected when working with hazardous solutions, the Veterinary Cytotoxic Procedure Pack features a list of highly resistant apparel and essential disposables - all contained in a handy self-contained pack!

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Mar 2013 - Helapet looks West for new Needleless Transfer Systems

Helapet looks <em>West</em> for new Needleless Transfer Systems
Continuing to expand on our specialty range of syringe venting, filtration and transfer systems, Helapet are delighted to secure a partnership with West Pharmaceutical Services based in the United States.

Recognising the increasing use of needle-free systems in sterile and non-sterile clinical activities, Helapet are offering a quality range of sterile Vial Adapters and the innovative Vial2Bag® IV transfer device.

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Oct 2012 - Helapet expands Pre-filled Syringe Transporter Range

Helapet expands Pre-filled Syringe Transporter Range
Recognising the increasing use of larger pre-filled syringes in the manufacture and distribution of essential medical solutions, Helapet has expanded its innovative range of pre-filled syringe transporters to accommodate 30ml and 50ml size syringes.

Whilst retaining excellent protective properties and a user-friendly opening and closure facility, the new 30ml to 50ml transporter size provides increased flexibility for specific sterile and non-sterile applications.

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May 2012 - New Helapet Cold Chain Porters launching at MedTec 2012

New Helapet Cold Chain Porters launching at MedTec 2012
Helapet are delighted to announce the anticipated extension to our range of specialist cold chain porter systems, especially designed to provide clients with a number of size, weight and volume options for specific cold chain transit applications.

With an increasing need to reduce wastage and improve provision of drugs and medicines across the cold chain system, Helapet are offering a complete range of fully validated transportation systems for the safe delivery of vaccines, blood (red cells and platelets) and other temperature sensitive products.

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Apr 2012 - Helapet Syringe Transporter

Helapet Syringe Transporter
Helapet are delighted to introduce the new rigid Syringe Transporter, ideal for the safe and economical transport of prefilled, needleless syringes.

Suitable for 1ml, 3ml and 5ml sizes, the Helapet Syringe Transporter provides an excellent protective barrier from the cleanroom to the end user. .

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