August 7, 2008 - AED Pro A-W Deemed Airworthy

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U.S. Army Awards Airworthy Certification to ZOLL AED Pro A-W

Approved for Use on Military Helicopters

August 7, 2008Chelmsford, MASS.ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, today announced that it has been notified of Airworthiness Release (AWR) from the U.S. Army's Research, Development, and Engineering Command for the ZOLL AED Pro®A-W. The certification indicates that the AED Pro A-W is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Defense medical device certification criteria and is now certified for use aboard MEDEVAC helicopters. 

The U.S. Army's Aeromedical Research Laboratory does extensive aeromedical testing that includes electromagnetic interference and compatibility, environmental and human factors testing in the laboratory as well as in-flight assessments by engineers and medical personnel under a variety of flight conditions.

This U.S. Army certification expands the portfolio of airworthy products offered by ZOLL, which now includes the M Series® CCT, the current Military PMI standard defibrillator, and the Power Infuser®, an infusion pump that provides controlled delivery of blood and fluids.  The CCT and Power Infuser are also approved for all phases of flight for U.S. Air Force aircraft.

“Having our equipment certified to support battlefield medicine is important to ZOLL and our reputation for providing products of unmatched quality,” said Richard A. Packer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ZOLL.  “With its extremely rugged design and compliance with all military design criteria, the AED Pro A-W enables emergency personnel to handle even the most extreme situations with confidence, while maintaining a high standard of care during all phases of patient transport, on the frontlines, and on the home front.”

The AED Pro, with its robust design and ability to withstand the harshest of environments, is the only AED on the market that features:

 

  • An IP55 rating and 1.5 meter drop test to withstand pounding rain, searing heat, freezing cold, and significant drops;
  • Real CPR Help® for gauging the rate and depth of CPR chest compressions, which assists caregivers in improving the quality of CPR that they provide;
  • See-Thru CPR® to allow the professional rescuer to view a patient’s underlying cardiac rhythm, by filtering CPR artifact, during resuscitation efforts and eliminate the need to stop compressions to see if defibrillation was successful;
  • External USB memory storage and transfer technology for expanded data storage and transfer options.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation. With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies, including Real CPR Help and See-Thru CPR®, that help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also designs and markets software that automates the documentation and management of both clinical and non-clinical information.

ZOLL markets and sells its products in more than 140 countries. The Company has direct operations, distributor networks, and business partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Australia. 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of ZOLL’s resuscitation product development. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the future business of the Company, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 9, 2008. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, and the Company disavows any obligation to update or supplement those statements in the event of any changes in the facts, circumstances, or expectations that underlie those statements.

 

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