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LUCAS™2 Chest Compression System received Silver Award in New York

June 11, 2010, Lund, Sweden

At a ceremony at New York City’s Jacob K Javitz Convention Center, in conjunction with the Medical Design and Manufacturing East Conference and Exposition this week, Jolife AB, together with its exclusive distributor Physio-Control Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medtronic, Inc. received a Silver Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for its LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System. LUCAS 2 is an external medical device that provides hands-free chest compressions during CPR. The device offers many benefits to both patients and care providers, and is developed and manufactured by Jolife AB in Lund, Sweden and distributed globally by Physio-Control, Redmond, US. 

The MDEA competition is organized and presented by Canon Communications LLC (Los Angeles) and is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products in the US. Judges evaluated nominees based on product innovation, design and engineering achievement, enhanced benefits to the patient, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.
“We are honored by this recognition of the LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System,” said Erik von Schenck, CEO of Jolife AB. “In any emergency situation, time is of the essence, and products that are intuitive to use and that can be used under even the most trying circumstances are of the utmost importance. We are proud to offer LUCAS 2 through our partner Physio-Control.”

LUCAS Chest Compression System is an easy-to-use and lightweight device that provides quality chest compressions according to the European Resuscitation Council and American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). It assists rescuers in maintaining vital blood circulation in cardiac arrest patients. LUCAS is simple to use, applied within seconds and feasible for use in a majority of cardiac arrest patients. LUCAS is available in an electrically driven version (LUCAS 2) and a pneumatically driven (LUCAS 1). An estimated 25 000 patients have been treated with LUCAS so far. The mechanical CPR device has shown to increase operational efficacy and to improve the opportunities to save cardiac arrest patients.

About Jolife AB
Jolife AB, founded in 2000, develops and manufactures the LUCAS Chest Compression System. Jolife works closely with leading physicians, nurses, paramedics and first responders and is committed to research and development in order to continue to offer innovative products. The LUCAS Chest Compression Systems are sold in 34 countries around 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 Inc. – except in Sweden, Norway and Finland, where Jolife sells directly.

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