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December 31, 2009 -
Defibtech announced today that international sales of Defibtech products continued to grow as more user languages are added to the Defibtech product line. Defibtech AEDs have been shipped to over 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. The Defibtech Lifeline AED is available in 16 different languages; the most recent additions are Norwegian, Korean and Slovenian....read more...
 
November 25, 2009 -
Defibtech announced today that it has shipped its first order of Lifeline AUTO External Defibrillators. The Defibtech AUTO is a Fully Automatic External Defibrillator that analyzes the victim’s heart rhythm and automatically delivers a shock, if a shock is necessary. Conventional external defibrillators require the user to press the shock button to deliver a shock....read more...
 
October 26, 2009 -
Defibtech and Cintas Corporation introduced the new ReviveR™ View automated external defibrillator (AED) today at the National Safety Council 2009 Congress & Expo. Designed and manufactured by Defibtech, the ReviveR View will be sold and distributed exclusively through Cintas. Featuring a full-color LCD display, the ReviveR View is the first and only AED on the market to use digital video to show how to save a life of a sudden cardiac arrest victim in real-time. A video demonstration can be viewed at www.cintas.com/ReviverViewDemo....read more...
 
October 22, 2009 -
Defibtech has been named to the Connecticut Technology Council’s 2009 UHY LLP Tech Top 40 program, a celebration of the 40 fastest growing Software, IT, New Media, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy/Telecom/Green Tech and Life Sciences companies in Connecticut. Selection was based on the percentage revenue growth over four years from 2005–2008. Defibtech designs and manufactures automated external defibrillators (AEDs), which can revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Health experts estimate that sudden cardiac arrest kills more people in the United States than gun violence, traffic accidents, AIDS, and breast and prostate cancer combined....read more...
 
July 14, 2009 -
The recent deployment of 65 Defibtech Lifeline® automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at the Madrid-Barajas Airport, which serves 130,000 passengers a day, adds to the company’s outstanding track record of transportation-related deployments. Defibtech Lifeline and ReviveR™ automated external defibrillators protect travelers and transportation workers from sudden cardiac arrest in some of the world’s largest and busiest airports, rail networks and waterways. Sudden cardiac arrest strikes millions of people each year and is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association....read more...
 
June 18, 2009 -
Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell today signed a bill into law that makes automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available in public schools and ensures that at least two staff members are trained to use them. The law requires that a school board have an AED in each school in its jurisdiction if funding is available. It allows school boards to accept gifts, donations and grants to pay for the equipment and training. The Governor also signed a companion bill, which reduces liability issues for AED users....read more...
 
June 1, 2009 -
For the second straight year, Defibtech and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) will donate automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help communities with critical needs to strengthen the “chain of survival” from sudden cardiac arrest, which kills up to 1,000 Americans each day. Announcing the effort during National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week (June 1-7), Defibtech CEO Dr. Glenn W. Laub said the success of last year’s effort was made possible by the initiative of local SCAA chapters and affiliates, which recommended the community organizations that received the AEDs. “These dedicated people make consistent efforts where they matter most,” he said. “They did a great job helping us to place defibrillators where they can make the difference between life and death from sudden cardiac arrest.”...read more...
 
March 10, 2009 -
Three Good Samaritan rescuers in Boston recently used a Defibtech automated external defibrillator (AED) to save the life of a man who collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest at the North Station rail platform. There have been many similar life saves across the country. These actions highlight the value of Good Samaritan laws, which protect rescuers from unfair lawsuits. These laws, on the books in all 50 states, have spurred the creation of public-access AED programs throughout America. “Thousands of lives have been saved by automated external defibrillators because individuals have been able to trust their natural impulse to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest victim rather than being afraid of getting sued,” said Dr. Glenn W. Laub, Defibtech CEO and Chairman of Cardiac Surgery and Director of the Heart Hospital at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J....read more...
 
March 10, 2009 -
Just a few days ago, three Good Samaritan rescuers in Boston used a Defibtech automated external defibrillator (AED) to save the life of a man who collapsed at the North Station rail platform. To save this victim of sudden cardiac arrest, these Good Samaritans needed to react with a readily available AED in just a few minutes. That’s because almost all sudden cardiac arrest victims left unattended for 10 minutes die. Victims treated with an AED within five minutes usually live. Expecting EMS to arrive within 10 minutes, especially in Boston traffic, places unrealistic expectations on these professional responders....read more...
 
March 10, 2009 -
The Wall Street Journal’s recent article, “Why Hotels Resist Defibrillators,” highlighted concerns about automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and liability that many other industries and organizations have overcome. Yes, deploying and maintaining AEDs and training employees on how to use them requires responsibility and a degree of risk. But have hotels considered the risks of not having AEDs?...read more...