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August 12, 2004 -
Glenn W. Laub, M.D., chairman of cardiac surgery and director of the Heart Hospital at Saint Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J., and co-founder of Defibtech, today called for continued commitment to developing more affordable and easy-to-use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in response to today's groundbreaking AED study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Public Access Defibrillation Trial investigators confirmed that the survival of cardiac arrest victims can substantially be improved by placing AEDs in public places and training volunteers how to use them safely and effectively. ...read more...
 
July 22, 2004 -
Defibtech today announced that it was recognized for quality excellence with a gold Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Innovation Prize. The CQIA Partnership is the state's leader for creating and recognizing quality and performance excellence in Connecticut. "CQIA Innovation Prize award winners embody the critical intellect that is the foundation of Connecticut's long-term growth," said Sheila Carmine, founder and executive director of the 17-year old Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership. "By applying this Connecticut intellect, each of the prize winners is focused on helping humanity and improving our lives with novel and superior products and services." ...read more...
 
July 14, 2004 -
Defibtech, manufacturer of the price- and performance- leading Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ brand automated external defibrillators (AEDs) announced today that it recently shipped over 400 AEDs to the states of Florida and New Mexico. The Defibtech Lifeline AED was chosen by both states as the AED of choice, based on superior technology, ease of use and affordable pricing. ...read more...
 
June 25, 2004 -
Defibtech's automated external defibrillator (AED) was the only defibrillator to win a prize in the 2004 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition, a celebration of the best and hottest product designs of the year. BusinessWeek magazine, which co-sponsors the awards with the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), announced the winners today. ...read more...
 
June 22, 2004 -
Defibtech announced today that it gained clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market pediatric defibrillation pads for its Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). "Defibtech's product enhancement will enable schools and community resources serving children to have pediatric pads for the best value AED in the market," said Defibtech CEO Glenn W. Laub. Many states have passed or introduced legislation that facilitates or mandates the placement of AEDs in schools. With a single-unit list price of $1,495, the Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ units are the most-affordable, fully featured AEDs available. The pediatric pads are available as an option at a list price of $99. ...read more...
 
June 11, 2004 -
Defibtech, manufacturer of the price- and performance- leading Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ brand automated external defibrillators (AEDs), today announced that for the second year in a row, the state of Arkansas selected the company's AEDs for deployment throughout the state. Through the state contract and other buyers, more than 500 Defibtech AEDs have now been delivered to Arkansas, where they will be placed in fire and emergency services vehicles, community facilities, regional health care centers and other locations. ...read more...
 
May 25, 2004 -
Defibtech today announced the international release of its Lifeline(TM) automated external defibrillators (AEDs), with its first major shipment to a customer in Italy. A leading innovator in the AED market, Defibtech recently paved the way for international sales by gaining CE Marking approval and ISO 13485 certification. Over the next several weeks and months, the company will continue its international rollout of the innovative Lifeline defibrillator to its distributors in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. ...read more...
 
May 18, 2004 -
With a market-leading list price of $1,495 and an award-winning, simple-to-use design, the Defibtech automated external defibrillator (AED) makes protecting employees and the public more feasible than ever. Defibtech's customers include businesses, communities, schools, sports/fitness centers, restaurants and hotels. "AEDs save lives – it's well documented in medical research literature," said Defibtech CEO Glenn W. Laub, M.D. "Every day, more and more people are surviving sudden cardiac arrest due to AEDs in public places. AEDs are one of the most important advances in public safety in our generation – if AEDs were everywhere, we could save more people every year than die in fires and auto accidents combined." ...read more...
 
May 11, 2004 -
A Massachusetts physician group that staffs MetroWest Medical Center's emergency rooms in Framingham and Natick donated 13 Defibtech automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to local high schools. According to a May 11 MetroWest Daily News story, the physicians made the donation because they felt the life-saving devices could be especially useful at athletic contests. The school systems receiving an AED were Ashland, Dover/Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Keefe Tech, Lincoln/Sudbury, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Northborough/Southborough, Wayland and Wellesley. Framingham did not accept a donation because it already has defibrillators in each school. ...read more...
 
April 30, 2004 -
Through her rapid decision making and dedication to duty, Michelle McHugo, Chief Inspector for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), saved the life of an elderly passenger on Wednesday night. Shortly after 11:00 PM on April 28th, McHugo was alerted to the fact that a passenger had collapsed on the platform at the Park Street Station of Boston's subway system known as the "T". McHugo rushed to the victim's side and began performing CPR with the aid of a bystander while other "T" employees retrieved the Defibtech Lifeline AED and brought it to the scene. ...read more...