PositiveID Corp (OTCMKTS:PSID) Expands Distribution For Caregiver Non-Contact Thermometer
PositiveID Corp (OTCMKTS:PSID) a life sciences firm focused on detection and diagnostics reported that its Thermomedics Inc. subsidiary has finalized a new distribution deal with National Distribution & Contracting, Inc. Through this new deal, NDC will buy units of Caregiver and allocate it to its associate distributors serving the alternate site, long-term care, home health and acute care divisions.
Caregiver, the FDA cleared for clinical application, is a certified grade, infrared thermometer for reading forehead temperature in children, infants and adults, without contact. It offers an oral-equivalent temperature instantly from the forehead in 1-2 seconds. As no skin contact exists and Caregiver does not need probe cover supplies, it mitigates the peril of cross-contamination, which is a growing concern, and saves healthcare services the cost of covers, waste disposal and storage space expenses. It is predicted that Caregiver can provide savings of $250 or more annually per device in just probe cover supplies.
William J. Caragol, the CEO and Chairman of PositiveID, reported that expanding the distribution modes for Caregiver is a major component of their plan to expand its sales, and this new deal with NDC provides them access to the nation’s leading network of exclusive healthcare distributors. They consider NDC, which has remarkable, results-driven history, will assist improve the sales efficiency and marketing reach for Caregiver.
Caregiver needs minimal training and is stated to be as accurate as other processes of clinical thermometry, which comprise predictive oral/ axillary/rectal/ electronic, temporal artery contact scanner, infrared tympanic, etc.
PositiveID reported that other temperature nursing devices may need protective probe covers, rigorous technique concentration, which turn them prone to dwell time or mistaken placement, and may need replacement cords, metal probes or other parts.
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