Exergen Corp, a global leader in infrared temperature measurement technologies for medical applications, announced today that it has signed a marketing and distribution contract with Oxygen Care to market both the professional series Temporal Artery Thermometers as well as the retail version of Exergen’s infrared thermometer in Ireland.
“Since 1972 Oxygen Care has been supplying medical equipment, offering clinical support and after-sales product support to hospitals, medical facilities, community care centres and consumers throughout Ireland,” says Karl Goulding, Managing Director of Oxygen Care. “We supply and service a range of products in the areas of anaesthesia, monitoring, Clinical Information Management Systems, ventilation, ultrasound, infant care, emergency care equipment including defibrillators, suction & oxygen therapy and respiratory therapy.
The purchase of any medical device from Oxygen Care is the beginning of a long-term partnership between our support team and our customer. Our commitment is to supply the best in quality medical equipment with a premium after-sales service and support.”
“The Temporal Artery Thermometers designed and manufactured by Exergen are a perfect fit for Oxygen Care because the TAT-5000S, the TAT-2000 and the TAT-2000C are very advanced products for both professional medical professionals like doctors and nurses and at-home users that sell for a very reasonable price.”
With offices in Kilmacanogue and Belfast, Oxygen Care will market both the TAT-5000S, the TAT-2000 and the TAT-2000C. The TAT-5000S is an infrared temporal artery thermometer for use by doctors and professional caretakers in hospitals and other healthcare institutions. The TAT-5000S easily stands up to the heavy duty demands of a high-performance hospital workplace, including intensive care units and emergency departments, and all inpatient units. Based on the same infrared technology the TAT-2000 is a light-duty professional model intended for school nurses, nursing homes, and other occasional use clinical settings. The TAT-2000C is the retail version of the TAT-2000 and is aimed at at-home applications.
Highly accurate, non-invasive, easy to use
The TAT-5000S, TAT-2000 and TAT-2000C are based on a very innovative infrared technology. They offer many advantages over more traditional methods of determining a patient’s body temperature:
- highly accurate temperature measurement
- fast, safe and comfortable for the patient
- quick and easy to use for both doctors and nurses and at-home users
- low costs, resulting in an average payback period for the TAT-5000S and TAT-2000 of less than one year
- the TAT-5000S is very durable and can be used without throw-away sensor caps to avoid unnecessary waste and costs
- due to its industrial design the TAT-5000S is covered by a Lifetime Guarantee
- the housing of the thermometer is resistant to aggressive disinfectants
- the technology on which these thermometers are based is supported by more than 80 peer-reviewed and published clinical studies
- the TAT-2000C offers at-home users the same accuracy, speed and reliability as the TAT-5000S and TAT-2000 for use in hospitals – at a very attractive retail price
- Focus on innovation
“We are very happy that we now have the opportunity to work with Oxygen Care to help both doctors, nurses and consumers in Ireland with our TAT-5000S, TAT-2000 and TAT-2000C thermometers,” says Dr. Joaquin Azpilicueta, Director of Sales for Europe & Middle East. “Ireland is a very important market for us. So we are very excited to be able to work with Karl and his team as our new partner and distributor.”
Ideal for patients
“The TAT-5000S, the TAT-2000 and the TAT-2000C are non-invasive thermometers, which is ideal for patients,” says Dr. Marybeth Pompei, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Scientist, Exergen Corporation. “They are comfortable and very accurate. In addition, the use of the TAT-5000S and the TAT-2000 is in line with hospitals’ efforts to make them more sustainable. Since the TAT-5000S and TAT-2000 do not require the use of disposable caps to protect the measuring sensor, no unnecessary waste is generated. The TAT-2000C is aimed at at-home users. It is also the at-home thermometer of choice of doctors and nurses in the US.”
“With our virtual classroom and other training material we will be able to support our customers with very effective service and support,” adds Dr. Marybeth Pompei.