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February 2, 2009 -
Boston-area transportation officials and safety experts demonstrated the lifesaving capabilities of the Defibtech™ Lifeline™ automated external defibrillator (AED) today while giving a progress report on plans to place 84 Defibtech AEDs on commuter trains. During an event at Boston’s South Station, officials from the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) said 30 of the defibrillators have been placed in service so far. Defibtech distributor Bret Smith, from Boston’s Life Support Systems, described the defibrillator’s safety features, which include audible “voice” prompts providing specific instructions to users during rescues....read more...
 
November 12, 2008 -
Defibtech has been named to the Connecticut Technology Council’s inaugural UHY LLP Tech Top 40, a celebration of Connecticut’s 40 fastest-growing companies. Defibtech was one of the five fastest-growing companies in the program’s life sciences category. Last year, Defibtech was named the number one fastest-growing technology company in Connecticut and the seventh fastest-growing technology company in North America by Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations....read more...
 
October 13, 2008 -
Defibtech announced today that it has won a CQIA Innovation Prize, for its Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Devices, in the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award's 21st annual award series. The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership is America's first state level award to use the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria for Performance Excellence and the only state award among 32 other state quality awards that sponsors an annual Innovation Prize. The award promotes and recognizes performance excellence in CT organizations. This year, Defibtech's training devices were deemed worthy of the award....read more...
 
August 11, 2008 -
In the current edition of Newsweek magazine, Defibtech was recognized as one of the big manufacturers of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The Newsweek article entitled "Jump-Start That Heart" appeared in a health column in the August 11th edition of the weekly news magazine, which has a U.S. circulation of 3.1 million. The article was in response to the sudden cardiac arrest death of the well-known newsman Tim Russert. As Caitlin McDevitt wrote: "Big manufacturers such as Philips and Defibtech say their phones have been ringing nonstop since Russert's passing on June 13. ...Defibtech CEO Glenn Laub, a cardiac surgeon, says he's been 'deluged' by calls."...read more...
 
June 2, 2008 -
In an effort to strengthen the "chain of survival" in communities across the nation, Defibtech and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) today launched an effort to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to communities with critical needs. Announcing the effort during the first-ever National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week, Defibtech CEO Dr. Glenn W. Laub said the effort will address the dangers posed by sudden cardiac arrest and correct some common misperceptions about the roles of CPR and AEDs. To read an article by Dr. Laub about how these roles are commonly misperceived, go to http://www.suddencardiacarrest.org and click the "SCAA Celebrates National CPR/AED Awareness Week" link....read more...
 
May 29, 2008 -
Dr. Glenn W. Laub, a practicing cardiac surgeon and Defibtech CEO, said the roles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are commonly misperceived by the media and general public. Dr. Laub's remarks came in advance of the first-ever National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week (June 1-7), the result of a recently passed Congressional bill sponsored in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)....read more...
 
April 17, 2008 -
Pope Benedict XVI personally accepted the gift of a Defibtech automated external defibrillator (AED) from Defibtech's president Gintaras Vaisnys and Fabio Rangoni, president of Mortara, the Italian distributor of the Defibtech Lifeline® AED. Defibtech is a leading designer and manufacturer of automated external defibrillators, which revive potential victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) caused by ventricular fibrillation....read more...
 
April 16, 2008 -
Defibtech’s automated external defibrillators (AEDs) meet the American Heart Association’s new “hands-only” CPR guidelines, the company announced today. Unlike many units currently being sold, all Defibtech AEDs provide voice prompts to rescuers that are consistent with these latest AHA guidelines and are appropriate for both lay and professional users. “Defibtech’s Lifeline® and ReviveR™ automated external defibrillators remain current with the new AHA guidelines because of the foresight and flexibility we built into them,” said Defibtech CEO Dr. Glenn Laub. “Our customers have lifesaving defibrillators that will never become obsolete as researchers gain new insights into sudden cardiac arrest and resuscitation techniques.”...read more...
 
February 20, 2008 -
U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Maine EMS today applauded a donation of 25 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for Maine schools from Defibtech, a company that designs and manufactures the portable, electronic devices that can shock a heart back into normal rhythm and save a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. "Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both the state of Maine and the U.S. Cardiac arrest causes the sudden death of more than 250,000 each year," Senator Collins said. "Many of these deaths could be prevented if automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, were more accessible. That is why I coauthored the Rural AED law. I am pleased that this law has made AEDs more accessible to first responders and communities throughout our nation. I commend Defibtech for this generous donation to schools around our state. It truly is a life-saving gift." ...read more...
 
December 31, 2007 -
Defibtech announced today that record sales were achieved in international sales of Defibtech Lifeline Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories. Defibtech Lifeline AEDs have been shipped to every continent in the world (excluding Antarctica). Shipments have been sent to over 30 countries including Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, China and Israel. Most recently Defibtech has begun shipments to India. The audible instructions spoken by the AED, which "talk" the user through the steps of a rescue, are now available in more than 10 languages....read more...