WATERTOWN, Mass., July 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the third consecutive year, the Exergen temporal artery thermometer outsold all other thermometers at retailers nationwide which stock the product, according to Symphony IRI and Nielsen data. This includes the sale of private label as well as national brand thermometers. Exergen's bestselling thermometer has continuously been a leader in thermometry sales at several major, national retailer including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreen's, Rite Aid, Costco, Sam's Club, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kroger and BJ's.
“These numbers show that temporal artery thermometry continues to satisfy consumers in their quest for a quick, accurate and non-invasive method of temperature measurement,” said Dr. Francesco Pompei, CEO of Exergen Corporation. “Over 40 published studies have confirmed Exergen's accuracy across all age groups, from infants to the elderly. The product's accuracy and ease of use have made the professional model the standard over ear, oral and rectal thermometers in many healthcare facilities.”
Exergen markets two models of the TemporalScanner thermometer: a professional version for doctors' offices and hospitals, and a consumer model sold in major retailers. More than one billion temperatures are taken each year with the TemporalScanner. It is used in thousands of hospitals, clinics and pediatricians' offices in the country, as well as in millions of homes. For additional information, visit www.exergen.com.