Defibtech Ships 300 Lifeline AEDs to Australia

Defibtech Ships 300 Lifeline AEDs to Australia

Guilford, CT
February 28, 2011

Defibtech, LLC, a leading innovator in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) market, today announced that it shipped 300 Lifeline™ Automated External Defibrillators to Australia. This shipment adds to the more than 100,000 Defibtech AEDs shipped worldwide.

The shipment to Australia was sent to HealthCorp, a division of Device Technologies, which is Defibtech’s exclusive distributor in Australia. HealthCorp has been responsible for distributing thousands of Defibtech AEDs throughout Australia. This shipment will be deployed to all State Emergency Service regions in New South Wales. The State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue service, which has 226 sites located throughout New South Wales and is made up almost entirely of volunteers.

Defibtech AEDs have been shipped to more than 30 countries worldwide, including Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, China, Korea and India. Each country is able to order language-specific units, which “talk” the user through a rescue, providing audible step-by-step instructions. Defibtech AEDs are currently available in sixteen different languages.

While all of Defibtech’s AEDs are manufactured in the United States, exports account for nearly half of the company’s annual sales. In July 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce honored Defibtech with an Export Achievement Certificate for targeting export markets and creating jobs. “Markets across the globe have been extremely receptive to Defibtech AEDs,” said Gianfranco Buchbinder, Defibtech’s vice president of international sales, who has been responsible for building the company’s network of international distributors. “We expect our success to continue.”

AEDs revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation. Studies show that if victims are defibrillated within a minute or two after arrest, more than 70 percent survive. If defibrillation is delayed for more than 10 minutes, only 5 percent live, making immediate access to AEDs vital.

About Defibtech

Defibtech relentlessly pursues one goal: making the best AEDs in the world at affordable prices. Defibtech designs and manufactures defibrillators, which include the Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ families of AEDs. Defibtech’s products are sold through its network of distribution partners in the United States and around the world. Defibtech is headquartered in Guilford, Conn. All Defibtech AEDs are manufactured in the United States in state-of-the-art ISO 13485:2003 certified facilities. For more information about Defibtech and its products, visit www.defibtech.com and www.defibview.com or call 1-866-DEFIB-4-U (1-866-333-4248).

Contact

For International Sales:
Gianfranco Buchbinder
Vice President, International Sales & Marketing
+39 335 708 3375
gianfranco@defibtech.com

For North American Sales: 
Greg Slusser
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
866-333-5641
greg@defibtech.com

For General Inquiries and Support:
Defibtech Sales
866-333-4248
203-453-4507
sales@defibtech.com