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Kidz-Med to Launch the Thermofocus(R) 5-in-1 Exclusively at Walgreens Stores Nationwide

New Device is the World's First Accurate Non-Contact Clinical Thermometer

NEW PALTZ, N.Y., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Kidz-Med, Inc., a division of American Scientific Resources, (ASFX-OTC) today announced the U.S. launch of the Thermofocus(R) 5-in-1 thermometer, the first non-contact clinical thermometer in the world, now available in Walgreens drug stores nationwide.

The revolutionary Thermofocus 5-in-1, made in Italy and long recommended by doctors throughout Europe and Asia, takes a temperature in a second without touching a child's skin or ear. The Thermofocus 5-in-1 uses a completely safe infrared technology proven to be as accurate as a rectal thermometer.

"As a physician and father of two children, I know that no parent wants to disturb or wake a sick child to take a temperature", says Dr. Christopher F. Tirotta, founder of Kidz-Med, Inc. and Director of Cardiac Anesthesia at the Congenital Heart Institute of Miami Children's Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. "All you do is point the Thermofocus 5-in-1 at a child's forehead and when the LED light beam forms a single red dot, the core body temperature is displayed on an easy to read screen, and it can store up to nine temperature readings."

The Thermofocus 5-in-1, poised to become the new gold standard in thermometry, is non-invasive, quick, precise, hygienic, safe, trauma-free, and it can take 5 different types of readings: core body temperature, babies' bottle, food, bath water, and nursery. The Thermofocus 5-in-1 can even help detect inflammation, circulatory problems, and infections.

"At Walgreens, we're always seeking out new products that offer solutions to consumer needs," said Robert Tompkins, Walgreens divisional merchandise manager for Health and Wellness. "We believe the Thermofocus will have strong appeal for parents and we're pleased to be the exclusive U.S. retailer of this advanced technology."


-- Totally non-invasive

-- Easy to use

-- Takes a temperature in less than one second

-- Uses completely safe infrared technology

-- More hygienic than other thermometers

-- Readings displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius

-- Keeps up to 9 readings in memory

-- Needs no cover or packaging for storing

-- Meets or exceeds ASTM E thermometry standards within +/-0.4 degrees F

when used properly and has a 510k FDA registration.

-- Powered by 4 AAA batteries (included) for up to 10,000 readings


-- Kidz-Med, Inc. (, a division of American Scientific

Resources, (ASFX-OTC) is a leading provider of innovative medical

products and medicine delivery devices for children and sensitive



American Scientific Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ASFX), ( based in New Paltz, New York, is a publicly traded (emerging holding) company which sources unique, patented, high quality, family-friendly health and medical products from around the globe and distributes them through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Kidz-Med, Inc. and Heart Smart System, Inc., by partnering with major retail chains to introduce and distribute new products in the North American retail consumer market. Products are distributed primarily through retail drug chains, infomercials, and on-line sites.


Walgreens is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2007 sales of $53.8 billion. The company operates 6,014 stores in 48 states and Puerto Rico, including 77 Happy Harry's stores in Delaware and surrounding states. Walgreens is expanding its patient-first health care services beyond traditional pharmacy through Walgreens Health Services, its managed care division, and Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary that manages convenient care clinics inside drugstores. Walgreens Health Services assists pharmacy patients and prescription drug and medical plans through Walgreens Health Initiatives Inc. (a pharmacy benefit manager), Walgreens Mail Service Inc., Walgreens Home Care Inc. and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC.

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