ZOLL Selected to Exhibit TherOx SSO2 Therapy at Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange


Matt Hogan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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October 3, 2022 — CHELMSFORD, MASS. — ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei company, has been selected to exhibit SuperSaturated Oxygen (SSO2) Therapy, which delivers high levels of dissolved oxygen directly to the heart following severe heart attack, at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange. Vizient, Inc, the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, will hold the Exchange on October 17 in Dallas.

The annual Innovative Technology Exchange offers selected suppliers the unique opportunity to demonstrate their technologies to supply chain and clinical leaders from Vizient’s member hospitals and subject matter experts who serve on their supply councils. Each technology will showcase how it improves clinical outcomes, enhances safety or drives incremental improvements to health care delivery or business models.

ZOLL’s TherOx SSO2 Therapy is the first FDA-approved, catheter-based therapy to safely and effectively reduce infarct size (damage to heart muscle) in randomized control trials.1 SSO2 is used immediately after stenting is performed for left anterior descending (LAD) ST-segment elevation (STEMI) heart attacks — the most severe type — and within six hours of symptom onset. SSO2 delivers high levels of dissolved oxygen directly to the heart to recover damaged tissue. Data have shown that SSO2 is associated with lower rates of heart failure and death within one year. 2

“SSO2 Therapy represents the first major milestone in STEMI care in almost 20 years,” said Christopher Barnabas, President of ZOLL Circulation. “We feel honored to have been included in this important event and look forward to showcasing SSO2 Therapy as the next step in improving care and outcomes for STEMI patients.”

“The Exchange is an exciting part of the Vizient Innovative Technology Program, which results in Innovative Technology contract awards for the qualified products. This signals health care providers of a product’s unique qualities,” said Kelly Flaharty, senior director of contract services, Vizient. “With only a select number of suppliers invited to demonstrate their products, it’s an honor to be invited.”

The annual Innovative Technology Exchange is part of Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program that includes product review of supplier-submitted technologies by member-led councils and task forces. Since 2003, Vizient has reviewed over 1,600 product submissions as part of its Innovative Technology Program.

About ZOLL

ZOLL, an Asahi Kasei 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 cardiac monitoring, circulation enhancement and CPR feedback, supersaturated oxygen therapy, data management, ventilation, therapeutic temperature management, and sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, as well as lay rescuers, improve patient outcomes in critical cardiopulmonary conditions. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group contributes to life and living for people around the world. Since its foundation in 1922 with ammonia and cellulose fiber business, Asahi Kasei has consistently grown through the proactive transformation of its business portfolio to meet the evolving needs of every age. With more than 46,000 employees around the world, the company contributes to sustainable society by providing solutions to the world’s challenges through its three business sectors of Material, Homes, and Health Care. 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. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.com.

Asahi Kasei is also dedicated to sustainability initiatives and is contributing to reaching a carbon neutral society by 2050. To learn more, visit https://www.asahi-kasei.com/sustainability.

1 Stone GW, et al. Circ Cardiovasc Interv; 2; 366-375. Sep 2009.
2 Chen, et al. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020;1–7.

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