Chad Diba, a pharmacist with more than 15 years’ experience in the medical industry and a father of three, recognised the need for high-end diagnostic products without the high-end price tag. He felt it was imperative for the industry and community alike to have access to a range of products that meet and exceed the high level of standards expected within the industry while boasting great value.

It was with this notion that Medescan was born. After searching the world for the latest technology in thermometry, it became apparent that Infrared is the way of the future. With the technology proven across Europe and the United States, Medescan embarked on bringing the technology to Australia. After what seemed like endless testing to ensure the technology is safe, accurate and reliable, Medescan applied and received TGA approval.

Medescan’s first product, Medescan Touchless Thermometer, was launched early in 2011 with positive acclaim and feedback from the Australian medical industry, community and media. Medescan Touchless Thermometer is demonstrated to be more precise that tympanic (ear) and axillary (under the armpit) thermometry and is designed to produce an instant forehead temperature reading without physical contact.

Other temperature reading techniques tend to be invasive, uncomfortable and produce inaccurate results. Rectal temperature, for example, adjusts slowly in comparison to changes in the body’s internal temperature and oral temperature is easily influenced by recent ingestion of food or drinks and by breathing through the mouth. The successful launch of Medescan Touchless Thermometer leads the way for other high quality diagnostic products which will be introduced by Medescan in the coming months.