December 19, 2018 - Swiss Helicopter Company Air-Glaciers Standardizes Its Fleet on ZOLL Medical's Live-Saving Equipment


Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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December 19 2018—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—Swiss helicopter company Air-Glaciers, whose core business is air rescue, announced today that it is continuing to standardize its fleet of eight aircraft on ZOLL Medical's life-saving equipment. The growing company is purchasing ZOLL® X Series® monitor/defibrillators, AutoPulse® automated CPR devices, and EMV+® portable ventilators. The purchase was facilitated by ZOLL distributor Procamed AG. ZOLL's compact, rugged resuscitation devices are ideally suited for transport and give rescuers the same advanced life-saving capabilities as those available in hospitals.

"Having used ZOLL equipment since 2013, we continue to add more devices to our lifesaving portfolio," said Pascal Bucheli, Air-Glaciers' Head of Quality and Project Management. "In the past two years alone our AutoPulse devices have been used in more than 30 rescue missions. Our X Series monitor/defibrillators are also must-haves. They are compact, and very reliable. They measure parameters quickly and accurately, even with vibrations during flight. These devices can do pretty much everything. With the addition of the EMV+ military-grade portable ventilators we will be able to increase the odds of survival when it's a matter of life-and-death."

The X Series Monitor/Defibrillator

The X Series monitor/defibrillator was designed expressly to meet the demands of professional rescuers working in such extreme conditions as Air-Glaciers' Swiss rescuers might encounter while servicing the Alps. Based on a rugged platform for the military and air medical operations, the X Series provides medics with the powerful capabilities of advanced hospital monitors, yet is about half the size and weight.

The X Series is compact without compromise in capability, performance, or display size. This monitor/defibrillator combines the clinically superior therapeutic capabilities of ZOLL defibrillation, pacing, and CPR assistance with advanced monitoring parameters.

The ZOLL AutoPulse Resuscitation System

The AutoPulse Resuscitation System, designed for Resuscitation on the Move™, provides high-quality automated CPR without interruption to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. When its board is placed on a soft stretcher, rescuers can continue providing high-quality CPR on stairs, around sharp corners, and in cramped places. Easy to use and battery operated, the AutoPulse compresses the patient's entire chest to improve blood flow to the heart and brain1,2,3. Compared with manual CPR, the AutoPulse has been shown to reduce interruptions in compression during transport by more than 85% and can be applied in as little as 14 seconds4.

EMV+ Portable Ventilators

Designed to meet military and civilian transport standards, the versatile EMV+® portable ventilator is ideal for air medical and ambulance transport of infants (≥5 kg), pediatric patients, and adults. Just 9.7 pounds (4.4 kg), the EMV+ is lightweight yet rugged and features an energy-efficient integrated, high-flow compressor and oxygen system. The unprecedented 10-hour battery run-time and multisource power system allow operation and rapid charging with any power source.

For military users, the EMV+ has Airworthiness Release and is safe to fly on rotary and fixed-wing Army, Air Force, and Navy aircraft. The LCD and Silent and Dark mode capability allow operation in all light conditions.

About Air-Glaciers SA

Founded in 1965, Air-Glaciers SA is an airline based in Sion, Switzerland with additional bases in Collombey, Gampel, Leysin, La Chaux-de-Fonds, and Lauterbrunnen. Air-Glaciers' core business is air rescue. The company is also engaged in equipment transport, heli-skiing, pleasure flights, air drops, taxi flights, and wine and agricultural treatments. The company also runs a flight school. Air-Glaciers has 160 employees supplemented by referring physicians and auxiliary guides when needed.

About Procamed AG

Procamed AG, Cardiac Medical Systems, was founded in 1993 in Switzerland and has been distributing ZOLL medical products for the last 25 years. Due to their commitment, the Procamed team of 25 employees became market leader in the fields of hospital, EMS, ambulance service as well as in the field of AEDs. They focus on optimal customer service satisfaction and broad expertise. Their technical department is certified to repair and service all core products from ZOLL.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that helps clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit

About Asahi Kasei 

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit

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4Lyon RM, et al. Resuscitation. 2015;93:102-106.

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