March 25, 2014 - Singapore Armed Forces Standardizes on ZOLL Propaq MD



Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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Ultra-Rugged Defibrillator/Monitor Designed for Military and Air Medical Operations

March 25, 2014—CHELMSFORD, MASS.— ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, today announced the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has standardized on the ZOLL Propaq®MD Monitor/Defibrillator. The purchase of 61 Propaq MD units is the largest purchase of the monitor/defibrillator in Singapore. The critical care technology in these units will be used across all three branches of the SAF army, navy, and air force.

The Propaq MD was designed specifically to meet the tough demands of battlefield medicine, which include air evacuation and transport, and the highly mobile ground, sea and air deployments of medical assets.

The Propaq MD is an ultra-lightweight compact device with highly sophisticated, advanced capabilities that combine the well-accepted and proven features of Propaq monitors with the clinically superior therapeutic capabilities of ZOLL defibrillation and pacing technologies. The Propaq MD is 60 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than similar monitor/defibrillators. It is two pounds lighter than the typical air medical vital signs monitor even with defibrillation and pacing added.

“The adoption of the Propaq MD is an indication of the importance SAF places on providing top-level critical care to patients,” said Jonathan A. Rennert, President of ZOLL. “The Propaq MD can assist SAF medical teams in their mission to advance critical care and improve patient outcomes. It is the only airworthy defibrillator to provide monitoring of three invasive pressures, which is necessary for treating critical patients during long transports.”

The Propaq MD provides an unmatched combination of capabilities that includes a large, high-contrast color LCD display for viewing up to four waveforms simultaneously, as well as a full 12-lead ECG for on-screen review. It also offers a unique night vision goggle (NVG)-friendly mode for military and air medical nighttime operation. All physiological monitoring parameter values, including heart rate, SpO2, EtCO2, respiration, non-invasive blood pressure, two temperatures, and three invasive pressures, are shown in large color-coded numeric formats. The device is capable of monitoring all patients, whether adult, pediatric or neonatal. Alarms are provided for all parameters.

The Propaq MD meets an unprecedented number of military and international standards related to durability, environmental operation and storage extremes, radio frequency emissions, and susceptibility to spurious electrical and radio frequency noise. The Propaq MD is also rated at the most stringent IP55 rating for dust and water ingress.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group 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 monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit 

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the chemicals and fibers, homes and construction materials, electronics, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals, diagnostic reagents, and nutritional products. With more than 29,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit

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