WATERTOWN, MA – Exergen Corporation has announced a donation of $10,000 to The One Fund Boston to help those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy. The donation is made in honor of the many doctors and nurses of the Boston Marathon Medical Team who helped save lives at the finish line of the tragic April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon race. The Boston Marathon Medical Team, which is manned by volunteers, has provided medical care at the finish line and along the race route every year since 1978, and is the oldest such medical care organization in the world.
In addition to its mission to provide acute care for injured runners, the Boston Marathon Medical Team has conducted research for discovering improved methods of care and of preventing injuries among runners. Exergen Corporation became involved in supporting this aspect of the race when the company was approached to participate in a study of how runners’ core body temperature is affected by completing a marathon. With newly developed thermometry technology, Exergen was able to provide relevant information on the thermophysiology and heat stress of runners to the doctors and nurses at the finish line that led to improved care and reduced injuries.
“By volunteering with the Boston Marathon Medical Team, Exergen was able to delve deeper into thermometry for marathon runners as well as for general use. We built a solid scientific foundation for the eventual development of temporal artery thermometry, now relied upon by millions of people in homes, doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals,” said Dr. Francesco Pompei, CEO of Exergen Corporation, maker of the Exergen TemporalScanner. “For 18 years, Exergen has stood side by side with the doctors and nurses assisting runners as they crossed the finish line and we are proud to make this donation in their honor.”