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MEDIA ALERT – September 25‚ 2012

Subject: 3M Infection Prevention Division announces the Sale of 3M™ Tempa•DOT™ Single-Use Clinical Thermometers - Pennington, New Jersey.

Dear 3M Health Care Customer:

On April 17, 2012, 3M Health Care announced the sale of 3M™ Tempa•DOT™ Single-Use Clinical Thermometers to Medical Indicators. Medical Indicators (MII) has specialized in the manufacture of single-use and reusable clinical thermometers under the trade names of NexTemp and TraxIt. Under this agreement, Medical Indicators has acquired 3M’s Tempa•DOT™ Single-Use Clinical Thermometers business. Included in the sale are the Oral, Axillary and Rectal thermometers, in both Fahrenheit and Celsius (product listing below).

Medical Indicators will continue to support all sales channels and build upon the great relationships that 3M has established to ensure optimal supply costs, and allow you, our valued customer, to maintain your focus on patient care. Medical Indicators will take responsibility for regulatory compliance and quality assurance of product specifications at closing. 3M will continue to accept 3M™ Tempa•DOT™ Thermometers orders through July 16th, 2012.

Starting on July 17, 2012, please contact Medical Indicators Customer Service at (609) 737. 1600 Ext. 223 or via email at Product sold by Medical Indicators will be branded 3M™ Tempa•DOT™ Thermometers until inventory manufactured by 3M is exhausted.

Product Listing

3M™ Tempa•DOT™ Thermometers; Oral and Axillary, Individually Wrapped

  • 5122 (Fahrenheit; Sterile)
  • 5122NS (Fahrenheit; Non-Sterile)
  • 5125 (Fahrenheit; Sterile)
  • 5532 (Celsius, Sterile)
3M™ Tempa•DOT™ B Thermometers; Oral & Axillary, Unwrapped
  • 5147 (Fahrenheit; Non-Sterile)
  • 5557 (Celsius; Non-Sterile)
3M™ Tempa•DOT™ AX Thermometers; Axillary, Individually Wrapped, Adhesive Strip
  • 5001 (Fahrenheit; Non-Sterile)
  • 5002 (Celsius; Non-Sterile)
3M™ Tempa•DOT™ PLUS Thermometers; Rectal, Unwrapped, Provided with Sheath
  • 5192R (Fahrenheit; Non-Sterile)
  • 5502R (Celsius; Non-Sterile)

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Medical Indicators customer service or your 3M representative. You are a valued customer and we want to assure you that we are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible.


Sheila Nichols
Vice President, US Business
3M Infection Prevention Division

About Medical Indicators

Medical Indicators (MI), best known for its NexTemp® and TraxIt® single-use and reusable thermometers, has been serving hospitals, clinics, blood centers and home healthcare organizations for nearly 25 years. MI products are FDA registered, CE marked, and manufactured in Central New Jersey, using U.S. medical-grade materials and operating under an ISO 13485: 2003 quality system. NexTemp® thermometers are clinically accurate and meet ASTM E1299-96 (2010) specifications. NexTemp® and TraxIt® products are mercury-free, non-toxic, and help prevent the spread of contagions, including hospital acquired infections. MI products are used by medical professionals and national health systems worldwide. For more information, visit

About 3M Health Care

3M Health Care offers solutions in the medical, oral care, drug delivery, food safety and health information markets. We have an unparalleled ability to connect people, insights, science and technology to think beyond today, solve problems, and make better health possible. Our culture of collaboration empowers us to discover and deliver practical, proven solutions that enable our customers to protect and improve the health of people around the world. Learn more at 3M Health Care.