Metrax GmbH

PRIMEDIC-Defibrillators soon according to guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation

The company Metrax GmbH in Rottweil announces that within shortly the PRIMEDIC™ HeartSave Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) will be operated according to the newly published recommendations by American Heart Association (AHA) and European Resuscitation Council (ERC). The devices, which are already in circulation in the market, can be locally updated. For updating the operating-system it is not necessary to return the devices.

At present the development team is intensively working on the implementation of these new scientific recommendations in the course of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The complete availability is expected within first quarter 2006.

The Company
Medical Technology „Made in Germany“ – METRAX GmbH
METRAX GmbH is a german privately owned company, which has been setting the standards in the field of medical technology for the emergency medical care for over 30 years through its innovative and high quality products.

Since 1989 the medical products have been manufactured, developed and marketed under the registered trade mark PRIMEDIC™. METRAX GmbH started with simple, intuitive to operate defibrillators eg. PRIMEDIC™ Defi-N, and the product range has been completed by devices for the professional use such as PRIMEDIC™ DefiMonitor Series and Automatic External Defibrillator of the PRIMEDIC™ Heart Save Series. PRIMEDIC™ HeartSave AED and PRIMEDIC™ HeartSave AEDM (with monitor) have been developed for the use by lay users. Easy and safe handling is ensured by one button operation. PRIMEDIC™ HeartSave 6 as well as PRIMEDIC™ HeartSave 6S are designed for professional users. For the first time, in AED a full-fledged 6-channel-ECG is combined with the pulsoxymeter in a modular design. PRIMEDIC™ offers a wide product range for lay users up to professionals.

The latest development is the defibrillator PRIMEDIC™ DefiMonitor XD, which differentiates itself through its very compact design, modularity and practical accu management. The professional emergency medical service can obtain latest biphasic-defibrillation technology at surprisingly low prices. For detailled information kindly visit www.primedic.de.

The portable ultrasound device is specially designed for the emergency medical services by company
METRAX GmbH in cooperation with the Department of Trauma Surgery of the University Hospital in
Frankfurt (Germany). The use of the light weight 2 kg prehospital ultrasound device allows emergency physicians easily diagnose the patient with abdominal bleedings already at the place of the accident. This technical innovation in the emergency medicine was analysed in a number of scientific studies. The significant result is that the management of severely injured patients can be improved by means of prehospital ultrasound resulting in a significant improvement of the survival chances of the concerned patients. This information advantage provides the emergency physicians and the emergency room/ intensive care units of the hospitals, large scale improvements regarding inner hospital process optimisation, leading to substantial cost savings in healthcare. Research information concerning „prehospital ultrasound“ is available at www.prehospitalultrasound.com.

Rheinwaldstraße 22
D-78628 Rottweil
Tel.: +49 (0)741/ 257-0
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e-Mail: info@metrax.de