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Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer Best Selling Brand at Retailers
Date:7/26/2010

WATERTOWN, Mass., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Exergen temporal artery thermometer outsells all other brands at retailers nationwide that stock the Exergen TemporalScanner™, according to data compiled by leading market research firms. In comparing sales of all types of thermometers, including national brands and private label products, Nielsen and Information Resources Inc. (IRI) found Exergen came out on top. Exergen's retail unit sales rose an average of about 63 percent more than competing thermometers over the 12 months under review, which ended April 17, 2010, the data indicated.

"Consumers clearly have embraced the use of temporal artery thermometry as a reliable method to measure temperature," said Marybeth Pompei, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Scientist, "The TemporalScanner is simple to use and doesn't cause the discomfort that more invasive types of thermometers can cause. Parents caring for sick children — or anyone who needs to get an accurate temperature reading quickly — appreciate how easy it is to use the TemporalScanner instead of rectal, ear or oral thermometers."

Retailers that sell Exergen's thermometer account for roughly 80% of the market. TemporalScanners are sold in Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Babies R Us and Toys R Us as well as in warehouse club stores including Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale Club.

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