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Jolife launches product update to harmonise standards

Lund, Sweden, 6th of February 2009

Jolife launches a product update of the European LUCAS Chest Compression System to establish one global product standard - based on the US 510k cleared version. This LUCAS version constitutes the latest technology incorporating e.g. improvements in pneumatic operation, offering a broader compatibility with air standards and fitting larger patients compared to the first version that was launched in 2003.

For the European and outside US LUCAS customers the main difference will be visual, as the colour of the LUCAS air hose is changed from white to yellow/green. This colour combination relates better to the different European colour standards for compressed gases and reduces the risk of misinterpretation on what gas to use. The latest LUCAS version can only be operated on compressed breathing or medical air.

The updated version will be shipped to customers in Europe, Canada, and other markets out of US from February and onwards.

The LUCAS™ Chest Compression System helps ambulance and hospital personnel to save patients suffering sudden cardiac arrest. The device performs continuous chest compressions to maintain blood flow to the brain and heart. International resuscitation guidelines issued in 2005 stress the importance of effective and uninterrupted chest compressions prior to defibrillation. LUCAS performs chest compressions in accordance with these guidelines, without risking quality variations or tiring out personnel. The device has been shown to increase blood circulation in the patient and to be as safe as manual compressions. It allows for a safe transportation and simultaneous interventions such as defibrillation and angiography.

About Jolife AB
Jolife is dedicated to increasing the survival chances of people suffering sudden cardiac arrest, and to increasing the number who survive with their quality of life intact. This is being achieved by leading research and development in the field, in order to offer innovative products that define the future treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. The company was founded in 2000 and has since worked closely with leading physicians and paramedics on research and development. This work has resulted in groundbreaking knowledge about the physiological effects of cardiac arrest and the importance of high-quality chest compressions. The LUCAS Chest Compression System is sold in the US, Europe and other parts of the world. Based in Lund in southern Sweden, Jolife markets its products through an exclusive global distribution agreement with Physio-Control, Inc., a division of Medtronic Ltd – except in Sweden, Norway and Finland, where Jolife sells direct. For more information, please visit www.jolife.com or www.lucas-cpr.com.

Further information:
Erik von Schenck, CEO, JOLIFE
Tel: +46 46 286 5002
Mobile: +46 733 147471
E-mail: evs@jolife.com

Jolife AB
Scheelevägen 17
223 70 Lund
Tel: +46 46 286 5000

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