The Tech Top 40 awards celebrate the 40 fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut. Selection is based on the percentage revenue growth over four years from 2016-2020. Defibtech was named one of the top 5 fastest growing companies in the Life Science category. (February 2021)
The Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) is the medtech industry’s premier design competition. Defibtech's Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression (ACC) Device was selected as the Bronze Winner Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products category of the 2016 competition. (June 2016)
The first reported save with a Defibtech AED occurred at the Hartsville YMCA in South Carolina, where a member collapsed during a workout. Another YMCA member was able to successfully rescue the victim despite never having been trained on the Lifeline AED. This YMCA location had purchased the AED only weeks prior to the rescue. They had previously not owned an AED because they could not afford one.
A middle-aged employee at the firm suddenly fell backwards in his office, a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Coworkers called 911 and retrieved the company’s ReviveR AED. One shock was delivered and a full cycle of CPR was performed. By the time EMS arrived, the man’s heartbeat had been restored and he was transported to the hospital for treatment.