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Jul 2017 - Sponsoring the Katherine Miles Poster Competition at the APTUK in Wales

Noddi Cystadleuaeth Poster Katherine Miles yn y APTUK yng Nghymru

This year the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) brought together over 200 professionals to exchange ideas, learn and debate the hottest topics surrounding current practice. This year the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK conference was held in Cardiff, Wales, resulting in one of their highest ever turnouts. Run by pharmacy technicians for pharmacy technicians, the APTUK continues to provide essential support in training and development needs.

Helapet were once again delighted to be a corporate sponsor and present at the Kathrine Miles Poster Competition award ceremony. The Kathrine Miles Poster Competition helps to support creative thinking, using posters to illustrate latest research, generate new and valuable ideas and share best practice with fellow colleagues.

A big congratulations to Gemma Purver of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust who became the official winner of the 2017 Katherine Miles poster competition. Her poster on "Pilot Project of Pharmacy Staff in the Emergency Department" secured her a cash prize of £250 and her name on the board of first place poster winners.

Gemma Purver receiving 1st place alongside Tess Fenn, APTUK and Chris Steng, Helapet Ltd

Gemma Purver receiving 1st place alongside Tess Fenn, APTUK and Chris Steng, Helapet Ltd

East Kent Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Well done to the runners up. Second place went to Karen Manson and Olivia Palfreyman of Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group for their informative poster Innovation in prescription ordering for patients.

Karen Manson receiving 2nd place alongside Tess Fenn, APTUK and Chris Steng, Helapet Ltd

Karen Manson receiving 2nd place alongside Tess Fenn, APTUK and Chris Steng, Helapet Ltd

Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

The third (and by no means least) place prize went to Sue Jones of East Kent Hospitals for her fantastic poster on The Implementation of Pharmacy Assistants working in a Clinical Environment (ward setting).

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

1st place
1st Place
2nd place
2nd Place
3rd place
3rd Place

Keep your eyes peeled as the APTUK will soon be confirming their 2018 conference dates and venue. 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!

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Jun 2017 - Great filters, greater service...

Great filters, greater service...

Helapet's range of standard and bespoke inline disposable disc filters are manufactured in-house by our cleanroom team in our ISO Class 7 rated facilities, equipped with the latest machinery and tooling to provide a quick yet highly accurate output. Supported by the ongoing implementation of 5S methods, lead times between initial designs to completed product continues to shorten for the benefit of our valued customers.

We maintain our dedicated and interactive Filter Devices website to host and inform our customers on the choice of filter media, housing connectors and sizes available from Helapet, supported by bespoke company branding.

Taking great pride in our one-to-one consultation, hear what our customers have had to say:

"We changed our filter supplier to Helapet two years ago. In this time we have been impressed by the quality of the filters provided. 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."

Dental Equipment Manufacturer, UK

Fulfil your unique filtration requirements by visiting FilterDevices.co.uk and choose the Vari-Disk® service to build your desired filter device.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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