WATERTOWN, Mass. and GRONINGEN, The Netherlands, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- University Medical Centre Groningen has decided to standardize on the TAT-5000 thermometer of Exergen Medical. The well-known university hospital - based in Groningen, The Netherlands - will buy several hundreds of the ‘temporal scanner’ from the Dutch distributor, Van Vliet Medical Products. UMC Groningen will transition from invasive to non-invasive temperature measurement.

Accurate and non-invasive

The TAT-5000 has 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
  • low costs, resulting in an average payback period of less than 1 year
  • the TAT-5000 is durable and can be used without throw-awayvsensor caps to avoid unnecessary waste and costs
  • due to its industrial design the TAT-5000 is covered by a Lifetime Guarantee
  • the housing of the thermometer is resistant to aggressive disinfectants
  • the TAT-5000 is supported by more than 70 peer-reviewed and published clinical studies

    Research

    Jan Bos, special consultant Medical Tooling at the University Medical Centre Groningen explains: “Comparative scientific research shows that the Exergen TAT-5000 offers a very reliable and accurate method of measuring body temperature. Because the thermometer displays the core temperature and is very accurate due to a 2-point measurement, the thermometer shows a constant realistic temperature. A research project carried out on behalf of the UMCG by a student of the Human Technology study programme of Hanze University showed that the use of this thermometer by nurses in particular was very comfortable in using the new thermometer”.

    “Both doctors and nurses find the TAT-5000 thermometer easy to use. They have confidence in this thermometer”, adds Theo Huigen, director of Van Vliet Medical Products.

    Durable

    “A non-invasive thermometer is ideal for patients,” says Dr. Marybeth Pompei, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Scientist, Exergen Corporation. “The TAT-5000 is comfortable and very accurate. In addition, the use of the TAT-5000 is in line with hospitals’ efforts to make them more sustainable. Since the TAT-5000 does not require the use of disposable caps to protect the measuring sensor no unnecessary waste is generated. This is a very important advantage for both the University Medical Centre Groningen and Exergen Medical.”

About Exergen Corporation

Exergen Corporation, the leader in non-contact temperature measurement technologies for industrial and medical applications, delivers non-invasive temperature meters at lower costs, with higher accuracy, less process control and higher reliability than previously possible. With its award-winning arterial thermometer, Exergen is known in both the healthcare and consumer markets. The company was founded by Harvard researcher Dr. Francesco Pompei, who owns more than 70 patents. Exergen Corporation is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, United States.

Media contact
Ellen Minkels
Director Global Business Development
Exergen Corporation
eminkels@exergen.com
+31653226285
www.exergen.com

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