ZOLL Purchases Impact Instrumentation, Inc. Assets

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Impact Instrumentation, Inc., of West Caldwell, N.J., a manufacturer of respiratory care products.
Impact Instrumentation has been designing and manufacturing portable and automatic emergency ventilators, portable and onboard aspirators, custom mounting systems, and specialized testing systems for over 35 years.  Products include the Uni-Vent Series of portable critical care ventilators and portable resuscitators, and the Ultra-Lite Series of portable aspirators, which are used aboard ships, aircraft, and other military medical and transport services.

The acquisition complements ZOLL’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative lifesaving equipment for military applications, including monitors and defibrillators. Impact is the leading supplier of transport ventilators to the U.S. military. With the addition of the Impact Instrumentation product line, ZOLL will now offer solutions to optimize circulation, cardiac rhythm, and ventilation when caring for critically ill patients, particularly those serving in the armed forces.
“ZOLL has partnered with the U.S. military for over 30 years, with an emphasis on advancing resuscitation and critical care technology,” said Jonathan A. Rennert, President of ZOLL. “Impact’s strong alignment with ZOLL’s existing military sales channel allows us to further expand our efforts to provide products known for the highest reliability in clinical performance and versatility to those serving in the military.”

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 www.zoll.com.

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 www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.

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