ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, and Global Healthcare SG, a developer of portable body cooling solutions, has announced an exclusive distribution agreement that will see ZOLL with exclusive rights to distribute the CarbonCool Full Body Suit and Comfort Suit in Asia-Pacific countries.*
Studies in Asia-Pacific countries, where extreme temperatures can reach 50°C, have found positive associations between heat and human morbidity and mortality.1,2 ‘Exertional heat stroke (EHS) has been shown to be the underlying cause of a substantial number of sudden death during high-intensity exercises in public and rescue settings,’ said Christopher Barnabas, Vice President, ZOLL Asia Pacific Operations.3,4 ‘We are excited about the potential of the innovative CarbonCool technology in preventing and treating EHS, as well as the distribution agreement with Global Healthcare SG that will further enhance our mission to improve survival outcomes in the region.’5,6
The CarbonCool Full Body Suit can be deployed quickly and easily for treatment of heat stroke. It can be adjusted to most body shapes and sizes. Additionally, the Comfort Suit offers a preventative solution for environments with higher risks of heat injuries and can be deployed as a personal cooling system by firefighters and HAZMAT personnel.
‘Global Healthcare SG broke new ground with our portable, HypoCarbon-based therapeutic cooling technology that is more effective, convenient and practical in lowering core body temperature compared to preparing for ice water immersion,’ said KL Cheng, Managing Director of Global Healthcare SG. ‘Our exclusive agreement with ZOLL enables us to leverage an extensive distribution network throughout the Asia-Pacific region, where CarbonCool’s innovative performance aims to improve the delivery of care in emergent situations relating to heat stress.’
The CarbonCool Full Body Suit comprises an outer garment made of neoprene and thermoplastic polyurethane fastened with Velcro tape. It includes pockets for MPad cooling pads, which are filled with HypoCarbon, a proprietary and patented graphite solution that can transfer heat 15 times faster than ice. In trials conducted at Singapore General Hospital, it took 73 minutes to lower patients’ core body temperature to the target temperature of 34°C compared with 142 minutes with ice packs and intravenously administered cold saline.7
To learn more about the CarbonCool Full Body Suit and Comfort Suit, please contact your local ZOLL representative.
For more information, go to www.zoll.com
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* Excluding Singapore and Indonesia.