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Medical Indicators

Providing up-to-date information on emerging trends in the healthcare and medical device industries

Medical Indicators Secures Elite Business of the Year 2021 Recognition from NJ BIZ

Business of the Year Honors Those Striving for Excellence and Growing New Jersey’s Economic Success

Medical Indicators, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been named the 2021 Business of the Year in the 51-100 employees category by NJ BIZ. The recognition was announced Tuesday, December 14th during the publication’s annual Business of the Year Awards celebration. The award honors companies and their leaders who strive for excellence, while also contributing to New Jersey’s economic growth and success. Fellow honorees include Bristol Myers Squibb and 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union, among others.

A program of NJBIZ. Business of the Year“We are honored to be named Business of the Year by NJ Biz, and I’m thrilled that our employees have been recognized for their dedication over the past 40 years,” says Joel Welde, Medical Indicators’ CEO. “We attribute our growth and success to the continued support from customers who value quality American manufacturing, and to our employees who have worked especially hard to provide our single-use thermometers to hospitals, doctors, corporations, schools, and families around the world throughout the pandemic.”

Since its inception in the 1980s, Medical Indicators has proudly manufactured its clinically accurate, single-use thermometers at its headquarters in New Jersey. Over the years, Medical Indicators has worked to increase production capabilities and expand product offerings to meet the needs of its growing customer base. Now, nearly 40 years later, Medical Indicators has become the largest manufacturer of clinically accurate, single-use thermometers in the world, manufacturing all of its thermometers in the US.

Medical Indicators’ thermometers, including NexTemp®, NexTemp® Ultra, TempaDOT®, and TraxIt®, provide the highest level of accuracy attainable in any thermometer on the market today. And their disposability means that once a temperature is taken, the thermometer and all of the germs are discarded along with it – virtually eliminating the risk of spreading germs and infections.

Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers (NCITs) Found Unreliable by FDA

Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer Inaccuracies

Non-contact infrared thermometers (NCITs) have become a common tool used in public temperature screenings since the pandemic first started, even though extensive scientific research has proven that they do not produce reliable or accurate temperature readings. A recent study published by the FDA found that NCITs may lead to inaccurate temperature readings, as they fall outside of the accuracy specifications advertised in the manufacturers’ instructions and labeling for proper usage.Non-contact infrared thermometers (NCITs) Found Unreliable by FDA

The study tested six different commercially available NCIT models among a sampling of 1,113 adults in a highly controlled environment that carefully managed all possible variables that could contribute to a high or low reading. Depending on the device, 48% – 88% of the individual temperature measurements fell outside the labeled accuracy range as stated by the manufacturers.

The FDA lists several requirements that need to be met in order to provide a more accurate reading, including using the device in the proper environment and/or location as external temperatures could affect the reading; the systems need to be set up correctly and calibrated regularly to ensure they are operating effectively; and the person handling the device must be properly trained on its setup, usage, cleaning and calibrating. If all of these steps are not followed correctly, consumers could suffer from inaccurate readings.

A Safe, Reliable, and Accurate Alternative

NexTemp Ultra® clinically accurate, single-use thermometers have become the preferred choice in many hospitals, businesses, schools, and government agencies around the world. All of Medical Indicators’ thermometers are accurate to ±0.2ºF or ±0.1ºC, which is the highest level of accuracy available on the market today.

Our thermometers utilize an innovative and proprietary chemistry system to measure core body temperature – providing the most accurate temperature reading available on the market today. And their disposability means that once you’ve taken a temperature, you simply throw it in the trash – virtually eliminating the risk of spreading germs and infections!

Made from materials commonly found in food packaging, cosmetics, and medical industries, our non-hazardous, non-toxic, and latex, glass, and mercury-free thermometers are manufactured in our U.S. FDA-registered and ISO-certified facility.

Added Patient Protection

Healthcare-Associated Infections cost hospitals anywhere from $28 to $45 billion a year. For healthcare systems, the associated financial costs could have crippling ramifications, namely reductions in Medicare reimbursement.

The potential for transmission of pathogens from patient-to-patient and patient-to-provider increases when thermometers are used on multiple patients by health care providers. Though NCITs have implied infection control benefits, even with the most stringent cleaning and sterilization protocols, it is nearly impossible to ensure a contaminant-free device for each and every use.

Moreover, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology published a study showing that 24% of healthcare workers carry C. diff on their hands, even after disinfecting, meaning that NCITs provide inaccurate readings and unsafe conditions for both hospital staff and their patients. Medical Indicators’ single-use thermometers prevent the spread of germs – virtually eliminating the risks of contracting Healthcare-Acquired Infections.

In the end, non-contact infrared thermometers create more risks, cost more money, and lead to more HAI cases. Medical Indicators is proud to manufacture the only clinically accurate, single-use thermometer on the market today that is trusted as a safe, reliable, and accurate alternative to NCITs by top hospitals, urgent cares, dialysis clinics, and other leading healthcare facilities worldwide.

Panama Increased Focus on Disposable Medical Supplies Long Before COVID-19

Focus on Disposable Medical Supplies

 

Prior to 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the market for disposable medical supplies in Panama steadily grew at an average rate of 10% over the last decade, due to the growing population and increased public and private investment in the health sector. As a result of the pandemic, Panama has significantly increased spending on disposable medical supplies and is preparedDisposable Medical Supplies to continue devoting significant resources to dealing with the public health crisis.

Main disposable medical supplies include:

  • Masks, Gloves, and Clothing
  • Surgical and Dental Supplies
  • Thermometers, Test supplies, and Syringes
  • Specimen Collection and COVID-19 test kits

Consequently, the market for disposable medical supplies is expected to grow significantly in 2022, and an additional 15% in the following years, as there is no production of disposable medical supplies in Panama.

The disposable medical supplies market offers numerous opportunities for small, medium, and large U.S companies as the public sector represents approximately 70% of the total market, while the private sector, mostly composed of modern hospitals, represents the remaining 30%. This increased emphasis placed on health and wellness in the post-pandemic climate has led to the general public focusing on protecting themselves with quality disposable medical products at home, as well.

The Dirty Truth of Reusable Medical Supplies

Our line of NexTemp®, Tempa•DOT®, and TraxIt® thermometers are easy to use, eco-friendly, offer unsurpassed accuracy, maximum infection control, and provide the lowest cost of ownership when compared to competitors, making them the preferred choice in many hospitals, businesses, schools, and government agencies around the world!

When thermometers are used on multiple patients by healthcare providers it is nearly impossible to ensure a contaminant-free device for each use, even with the most stringent cleaning and sterilization protocols. Moreover, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology published a study showing that 24% of healthcare workers carry C. diff on their hands, even after disinfecting, meaning that non-contact thermometers provide both highly inaccurate readings and unsafe conditions for both hospital staff and their patients.

The Medical Indicators Difference

Alternatively, our clinically accurate, single-use thermometers utilize an innovative and proprietary chemistry system to measure core body temperature, providing readings that are accurate to ±0.2ºF or ±0.1ºC, which is the highest level of accuracy available on the market today! And their disposability means that once you’ve taken a temperature, you simply throw it in the trash to virtually eliminate the risk of spreading germs and infections!

All of Medical Indicators single-use thermometers are non-hazardous, non-toxic, and latex, glass, and mercury-free, and are manufactured in our U.S. FDA-registered and ISO-certified facility right here in Hamilton, New Jersey.

 

Medical Indicators, Inc. Attending HCANJ Assisted Living Conference

Health Care Association of New Jersey Assisted Living Conference

Medical Indicators is excited to participate in the Health Care Association of New Jersey’s Assisted Living Conference, on May 17, 2022. The event provides educational programming that is designed to advance the assisted living profession and promote excellence in standards of care. Educational sessions will feature presentations from local, state, and national leaders in the healthcare profession.

HCANJ

During the event, Medical Indicators will meet with attendees to show why our clinically accurate, single-use thermometers have been trusted by top hospitals, dialysis centers, and medical clinics around the world for more than 40 years. Our thermometers, including NexTemp®, NexTemp® Ultra, TempaDOT®, and TraxIt®, provide the highest level of accuracy attainable in any thermometer on the market today. And their disposability means that once a temperature is taken, the thermometer and all of the germs are discarded along with it – virtually eliminating the risk of spreading germs and infections.

Medical Indicators, Inc. Attending the ADRP Conference

ADRP Conference

Medical Indicators is proud to support the ADRP, and is excited to exhibit at the ADRP’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, May 10-12, 2022. The annual event provides educational and networking opportunities for industry partners to work on solutions that enhance donor center efficiency and the overall donor experience.ADRP Conference

For over 20 years, blood center professionals – from CEOs and senior management to collections, donor recruitment, marketing, public relations, and communications professionals – have attended one of the industry’s most sought-after conferences. Participants will learn about new and exciting industry solutions that enhance donor center efficiency and the overall patient experience!

Medical Indicators is excited to showcase our clinically accurate, single-use thermometers to members of the blood collection industry. Our thermometers have been trusted by top hospitals, dialysis centers, and medical clinics around the world for more than 40 years. Our thermometers, including NexTemp®, NexTemp® Ultra, TempaDOT®, and TraxIt®, provide the highest level of accuracy attainable in any thermometer on the market today. And their disposability means that once a temperature is taken, the thermometer and all of the germs are discarded along with it – virtually eliminating the risk of spreading germs and infections!

3 Ways TraxIt® Thermometers Help Breakthrough Pediatric Care Barriers From Anywhere!

 

Infants and toddlers may experience a fever for a number of reasons and Medical Indicators knows the importance of staying on top of those fevers! Our innovative TraxIt® wearable thermometers provide continuous temperature readings for up to 48 hours – offering parents greater peace of mind!

Wearable, Single-Use Thermometers

TraxIt® thermometers are meant to simplify the process of caring for a sick child by eliminating the need to repeatedly take a child’s temperature. TraxIt® thermometers adhere to the child’s underarm and continuously reads their temperature for up to 48 hours.

With TraxIt® thermometers, you don’t have to wake a sleeping child to check their temperature. TraxIt® single-use, wearable thermometers feature medical grade adhesive that adheres to the child’s underarm, providing continuous, uninterrupted readings for up to 48 hours – even through sleeping, bathing, and changing of clothes!

TraxIt® thermometers’ adhesive is a gentle, latex-free, waterproof, and hypoallergenic medical tape that will not irritate a child’s healthy skin. Every thermometer is also clinically tested, FDA listed, CE marked, and meets all ASTM standards of accuracy!

Clinical Accuracy Meets Maximum Infection Control

TraxIt® thermometers feature a remarkable innovation called Liquid Crystal Technology, which uses heat-sensitive liquid crystals to measure and display body temperature. The technology delivers unsurpassed accuracy and reliability, unlike the many problematic inaccuracies associated with Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers.

TraxIt® also eliminates the risk of spreading germs and infections throughout your household. After 48 hours, simply remove, discard, and replace with a new TraxIt®. Illness is no longer something to lose sleep over.

Enhanced Pediatric Patient Care

You worked hard to get your child on a sleep schedule, so checking their temperature to stay on top of their health shouldn’t change that. Taking frequent temperature readings without waking a sleeping child enablesTraxIt Thermometers healthcare providers to offer better patient care. It requires nothing more than a gentle arm movement to take a reading.

Medical Indicators’ thermometers are trusted by top hospitals, teaching institutions, and dialysis clinics worldwide. In the US, Cedars-Sinai, UCLA, Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, Fresenius, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System are just a few of the world-class institutions that rely on Medical Indicators thermometers.

TraxIt® thermometers have been manufactured by Medical Indicators in a regulated environment in the USA for more than 30 years as we are dedicated to excellence and innovation in the design and manufacturing of clinical thermometers for better patient care.

Medical Indicators, Inc. Attending the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings

Medical Indicators is proud to support the National Kidney Foundation and is excited to exhibit at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston, MA next month. The annual event provides educational and networking opportunities for members of the nephrology and kidney disease fields, including internists, pharmacists, physicians and physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse technicians, renal and clinical dietitians, and transplant coordinators.

Participants will learn about the newest and evolving concepts related to kidney disease through a carefully designed combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates incorporating the latest developments in clinical nephrology.

Medical Indicators’ thermometers have been trusted by top hospitals, dialysis centers, and medical clinics around the world for more than 40 years. Our thermometers, including NexTemp®, NexTemp® Ultra, TempaDOT®, and TraxIt®, provide the highest level of accuracy attainable in any thermometer on the market today. And their disposability means that once a temperature is taken, the thermometer and all of the germs are discarded along with it – virtually eliminating the risk of spreading germs and infections.

Medical Indicators, Inc. Attending 50th Annual HCANJ Spring Conference

Health Care Association of New Jersey Spring Conference

Medical Indicators is excited to participate in the Health Care Association of New Jersey’s 50th Annual Spring Conference. The annual event provides healthcare industry partners, including medical center owners, directors, administrators, doctors, researchers, and nurses, with updates on the latest trends and developments in the medical field. Educational sessions will feature presentations from local, state, and national leaders in the healthcare profession.

Medical Indicators’ is a proud member of the New Jersey healthcare community, having manufactured our clinically accurate, single-use thermometers, including NexTemp®, NexTemp® Ultra, TempaDOT®, and TraxIt®, in New Jersey since our inception nearly 40 years ago. Our thermometers provide the highest level of accuracy attainable in any thermometer on the market today. And their disposability means that once a temperature is taken, the thermometer and all of the germs are discarded along with it – virtually eliminating the risk of spreading germs and infections!

Over the years, Medical Indicators has worked to increase production capabilities and expand product offerings to meet the needs of its growing customer base. It’s through this continued growth and success that Medical Indicators has become the largest manufacturer of clinically accurate, single-use thermometers in the world, distributing its thermometers to more than 30 countries around the world.

Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers (NCITs) Found Unreliable by FDA

Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer Inaccuracies

Non-contact infrared thermometers (NCITs) have become a common tool used in public temperature screenings since the pandemic first started, even though extensive scientific research has proven that they do not produce reliable or accurate temperature readings. A recent study published by the FDA found that NCITs may lead to inaccurate temperature readings, as they fall outside of the accuracy specifications advertised in the manufacturers’ instructions and labeling for proper usage.Non-contact infrared thermometers (NCITs) Found Unreliable by FDA

The study tested six different commercially available NCIT models among a sampling of 1,113 adults in a highly controlled environment that carefully managed all possible variables that could contribute to a high or low reading. Depending on the device, 48% – 88% of the individual temperature measurements fell outside the labeled accuracy range as stated by the manufacturers.

The FDA lists several requirements that need to be met in order to provide a more accurate reading, including using the device in the proper environment and/or location as external temperatures could affect the reading; the systems need to be set up correctly and calibrated regularly to ensure they are operating effectively; and the person handling the device must be properly trained on its setup, usage, cleaning and calibrating. If all of these steps are not followed correctly, consumers could suffer from inaccurate readings.

A Safe, Reliable, and Accurate Alternative

NexTemp Ultra® clinically accurate, single-use thermometers have become the preferred choice in many hospitals, businesses, schools, and government agencies around the world. All of Medical Indicators’ thermometers are accurate to ±0.2ºF or ±0.1ºC, which is the highest level of accuracy available on the market today.

Our thermometers utilize an innovative and proprietary chemistry system to measure core body temperature – providing the most accurate temperature reading available on the market today. And their disposability means that once you’ve taken a temperature, you simply throw it in the trash – virtually eliminating the risk of spreading germs and infections!

Made from materials commonly found in food packaging, cosmetics, and medical industries, our non-hazardous, non-toxic, and latex, glass, and mercury-free thermometers are manufactured in our U.S. FDA-registered and ISO-certified facility.

Added Patient Protection

Healthcare-Associated Infections cost hospitals anywhere from $28 to $45 billion a year. For healthcare systems, the associated financial costs could have crippling ramifications, namely reductions in Medicare reimbursement.

The potential for transmission of pathogens from patient-to-patient and patient-to-provider increases when thermometers are used on multiple patients by health care providers. Though NCITs have implied infection control benefits, even with the most stringent cleaning and sterilization protocols, it is nearly impossible to ensure a contaminant-free device for each and every use.

Moreover, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology published a study showing that 24% of healthcare workers carry C. diff on their hands, even after disinfecting, meaning that NCITs provide inaccurate readings and unsafe conditions for both hospital staff and their patients. Medical Indicators’ single-use thermometers prevent the spread of germs – virtually eliminating the risks of contracting Healthcare-Acquired Infections.

In the end, non-contact infrared thermometers create more risks, cost more money, and lead to more HAI cases. Medical Indicators is proud to manufacture the only clinically accurate, single-use thermometer on the market today that is trusted as a safe, reliable, and accurate alternative to NCITs by top hospitals, urgent cares, dialysis clinics, and other leading healthcare facilities worldwide.