PHILIPS HEALTHCARE AWARDED DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONTRACT FOR
AIRWORTHY HEARTSTART MRX MONITOR/DEFIBRILLATOR
Advanced Life Support Monitor/Defibrillator to enhance Department of Defense
emergency response capabilities
WHAT: Philips Healthcare has been awarded a Department of Defense (DoD) contract for the
HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator, which has the potential of generating over $29M.
Titled “the Medical Equipment Corporate Exigency Contract (CEC),” the agreement
establishes a long-term program between the DoD and Philips to provide sustainment
material to meet the Military Services’ requirements in times of contingency operations.
This contract may also include providing logistical support to humanitarian, emergency
and urgent relief efforts performed under the authority of the military.
WHY: The HeartStart MRx is a portable, rugged advanced monitor/defibrillator that meets
military airworthiness standards for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. To achieve military
airworthiness, the MRx went through a battery of testing, including electromagnetic
interference & compatibility, environmental, vibration and in-flight and human factors
The HeartStart MRx includes Philips’ patented SMART Biphasic therapy and provides
several best-in-class advantages, including excellent battery-powered operating time, fast
time to shock and large color display.
The HeartStart MRx provides a wide range of monitoring capabilities and is compatible
with Philips IntelliVue monitoring systems within hospitals. Key monitoring parameters of
the HeartStart MRx include arrhythmia detection for 10 rhythm disturbances and
irregularities, continuous temperature monitoring (core and skin) for post-resuscitation
hypothermia protocols, vital signs trending, and audio recording.
INTERVIEWS & IMAGES:
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Steve Kelly Ian Race
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