QuickThaw® Plasma Thawing System

Plasma Thawing System - Stainless Steel Chamber

Exterior Dimensions (in):
 18.5" x 16.25" x 22"

Exterior Dimensions (mm):
470mm x 413mm x 559mm

Thawing Capacity: 8 bags

Chamber Volume: 8.5 gallons / 32 liters

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QuickThaw® Plasma Thawing System - DH8

The QuickThaw DH8 uses both controlled temperature and agitation to substantially reduce thaw times while ensuring the safety of your plasma. It is convenient and easy to operate, allowing you to load, program, and walk away. The compact size of the DH8 plasma thawer conserves space on your benchtop while allowing you to thaw up to 8 bags of plasma. Two thawing baskets with independent controls means that if an order for additional plasma is received after a batch has been started, there is no need to wait until the first batch completes the cycle - just start the new order in the second basket. In addition, the dividers in the DH8 can be removed for thawing oversized units (wider than 6 inches).

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Plasma Thawer with stainless steel baskets
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  • Rapid Thaw Times
  • Independent controls and LED digital temperature display for each basket
  • Microprocessor temperature controller with audible and visual high temperature alarm
  • Superior Construction
  • Overwrap Protection
  • Warranty includes 2 years parts and 1 year labor at Helmer


Thawing Capacity

8 bags

Chamber Volume

8.5 gallons / 32 liters

Chamber Material

Stainless Steel


Stainless Steel

Chamber Drain Time

5.5 minutes

Exterior Dimensions (w x h x d)

18.5" x 16.25" x 22"

470mm x 413mm x 559mm

Overall Exterior Dimensions
(w x h x d)

21.75" x 23" x 22.5"

552mm x 584mm x 572mm

Chamber Dimensions (w x h x d)

15.5" x 11" x 15"

394mm x 280mm x 381mm


100V 50/60Hz 12 FLA

115V 50/60Hz 10 FLA

230V 50/60Hz 5 FLA

Net Weight

74 lb / 34 kg

Certified to applicable UL and CSA standards by a NRTL

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Equipment Validation Guide (IQ/OQ Documentation)

The Equipment Validation Guide for Plasma Thawers provides documentation for Installation Qualification and Operational Qualification (IQ/OQ), as well as an outline of suggested topics for performance qualification (PQ).  The Guide is provided via CD.  (Note that performance of the equipment validation is the responsibility of the end-user facility or their designee).

DT1 Digital Thermometer Purchase

Solar-powered thermometer with LCD read-out displays the chamber temperature to a tenth of a degree.  The stainless steel probe insets into the water chamber.  The QuickThaw® is equipped with a built-in thermometer holder.

Plasma Overwraps

Disposable Helmer Plasma Overwraps protect frozen random and apheresis plasma against contaminants and isolate a broken bag.

Standard Plasma Overwraps Purchase

Carton of 1000 overwrap bags.  Four dispenser boxes of 250 bags each.

Large Plasma Overwraps Purchase

Carton of 250 overwrap bags.  For use with DH8 only.

CT8 Chamber Cover Purchase

Cover for use with DH8.


Additive used to inhibit bacterial growth.  Each 8 oz bottle of CleanBath treats approximately 300 gallons of water.


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