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March 13, 2012 — Asahi Kasei Corp.  and Zoll Medical Corp. jointly announced that Asahi Kasei will acquire Zoll for approximately $2.21 billion.

March 12, 2012 — Philips introduced the tactically enhanced HeartStart MRx monitor-defibrillator for emergency medical services (EMS).

March 1, 2012 — Philips announced the launch of HeartStart XL+, a crash cart defibrillator/monitor for use in hospitals and other health care facilities that, in AED mode, can defibrillate any...

Medtronic and Bain Capital, a global private investment firm, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which affiliates of Bain Capital will acquire Physio-Control. The...

October 21, 2011 – Physio-Control Inc. announced its ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG device has been recognized as one of the Top Innovations of the Year by EMS World Magazine, a provider...

August 24, 2011 — Physio-Control Inc. announced commercial availability of the ReadyLink 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) device. It is a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared...

August 3, 2011 — AmbiCom Holdings Inc., developer of wireless products for medical equipment suppliers, announced that it has signed an agreement with a major medical device manufacturer to...

A new version of the Lifepak 15 monitor/defibrillator is designed to help hospital, as well as pre-hospital, teams provide more effective patient care. The 15, when used together with CODE-STAT data...

December 16, 2010 – An upgraded remote ECG viewing system is now live across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada and is available for immediate download to customers in those countries....

October 6, 2010 – Physicians have prescribed more than 30,000 wearable defibrillator vests for patients at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator, by Zoll...

September 2, 2010 – The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently accepted the donation of a prototype medical emergency crash cart, referred to as MAX. It accepted the donation...

August 2, 2010 – The new Propaq MD Monitor/Defibrillator received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is specifically designed to meet the special needs of the...

May 3, 2010 – A point-of-care ultrasound system for use by emergency medical services (EMS) is being developed in collaboration between SonoSite Inc. and Physio-Control Inc. Under the terms of the...

April 28, 2010 – A Web-based platform designed to share electrocardiogram (ECG) information between emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals now connects 12-lead devices from various...

April 28, 2010 – About 280,000 external defibrillators used worldwide in health care facilities and public places may malfunction during attempts to rescue people in sudden cardiac arrest, the U.S...

February 22, 2010 – The FDA said Physio‐Control Inc. has improved the quality of its external defibrillators and may resume unrestricted worldwide shipments.

December 15, 2009 – The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a contract to Philips Healthcare for its HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator, which has the potential of generating more than $29...

The FDA notified healthcare professionals this week that it is investigating energy levels in external biphasic defibrillators with shocks less than or equal to 200 Joules (J), because of reports...

October 7, 2009 – Physio-Control Inc. recently said it received approval by Health Canada to market the LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator within Canada.

Physio-Control was granted CE-mark in...

September 3, 2009 – ZOLL Medical Corp. received approval from the FDA to market and sell a new model of the LifeVest wearable defibrillator.