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Helmer QuickThaw® Plasma Thawing Systems

QuickThaw® Plasma Thawing Systems from Helmer use both controlled temperature and agitation to substantially reduce thaw times while ensuring the safety of your plasma or cryoprecipitate. A range of sizes is available to meet your needs, including 2 bag, 4 bag, and 8 bag capacities. The DH4 and DH8 models have dual baskets with independent controls that accommodate a variety of bag configurations. The DH2 features a single basket and very compact footprint.

The QuickThaw® is also convenient to operate, allowing you to load, program, and walk away. The QuickThaw® does the rest.

Advantages Over Other Plasma Thawing Systems

Reduce Unused Plasma

Rapid thawing with the QuickThaw® reduces the amount of plasma that must be thawed in advance. The baskets agitate the units in 36.5°C water for optimal heat transfer and the most rapid, yet safe, thawing. Reducing unused thawed plasma results in cost savings for you.

Flexible, Convenient, and Safe

Each QuickThaw® basket in the DH4 and DH8 operates independently, giving you the flexibility of starting batches of plasma at different times. In addition, the baskets automatically lift plasma bags out of the water when a cycle is complete, offering the convenience of walk-away time savings. For added safety, the baskets also lift out upon high alarm activation.

Maximum Versatility

Both random and apheresis plasma bags may be thawed in any unit (whether flat or folded). With the use of the removable dividers in the DH8 model, oversized units (wider than 6"/153mm) may be thawed. The QuickThaw® is suitable for thawing cryoprecipitate and red blood cells as well as warming saline.

Space Saving

The compact size of QuickThaw® Plasma Thawing Systems conserves space on your benchtop. The small footprint of the DH2 makes it an ideal back-up unit.

Overwrap Protection

The QuickThaw® uses Helmer overwrap bags, the most convenient method to protect plasma during thawing. Overwraps eliminate the need for snap-seal pockets to separate the plasma from an internal water supply. Pockets crack over time, causing the need for replacement and the possibility of internal system contamination. Helmer disposable overwraps provide long term security and the QuickThaw®’s open tank design allows for easy cleaning, with no hidden areas.

Thawing Capabilities

Plasma can be loaded and unloaded into the QuickThaw® without waiting for the water to be added and drained. Competitive snap-seal pocket systems need pumps to move water from a holding reservoir into the thawing chamber before and after each cycle, increasing thaw times and decreasing throughput.

Microprocessor Temperature Controller

  • LED digital temperature display
  • Chamber temperature is programmable in 0.1°C increments
  • Visual heater status indicator
  • Audible and visual high temperature alarm

Agitation Controls

  • Independent controls and LED display for each basket
  • Set time or remaining cycle time is displayed in minutes
  • 14 time selections are available for programming cycle length
  • Cycles can be interrupted to check units or add more plasma
  • Polished stainless steel tank and baskets
  • Bacteria-resistant powder coated exterior
  • Chamber volume and high capacity heater enhance heat transfer efficiencies for faster thawing
  • Quick connect drain system efficiently empties the chamber for easy cleanup
  • Large opening for easy cleaning

Refer to brochure for a listing of optional accessory items.

Median Thaw Times
For plasma stored at -30°C
250ml flat10 minutes
300ml flat14 minutes
250ml flat, thick plastic16 minutes
250ml folded17 minutes
500ml flat apheresis18 minutes
ModelThawing Capacity*Chamber Volume (gal / L)Chamber Drain time (min.)
DH22 bags2.2 / 8.51.5
DH44 bags4.75 / 183
DH88 bags8.5 / 325.5

*Carefully determine usage needs to insure that the appropriate sized unit is purchased.

Item No.DescriptionQuantityPrice
DH4 Plasma Thawer - 4 Bag Capacity (115V 50/60Hz)//Décongélateur de plasma (115V 50/60Hz) capacité de 4 sacs, modèle DH4Login to see pricing
DH8 Plasma Thawer - 8 Bag Capacity (115V 50/60Hz)//Décongélateur de plasma (115V 50/60Hz) capacité de 8 sacs modèle DH8Login to see pricing
DH2 Plasma Thawer - 2 Bag Capacity (115V 50/60Hz)//Décongélateur de plasma (115V 50/60Hz) capacité de 2 sacs modèle DH2Login to see pricing