Physio-Control said today it inked a deal with Aircraft Medical to distribute its McGrath MAC EMS video laryngoscope internationally.
U.K.-based Aircraft Medical’s laryngoscope is a traditional macintosh design, with the addition of video, providing both direct and indirect laryngeal views, the company said.
“The most common feedback on the product is its ease of use, that it feels familiar, and the enhancement of visualizing tube placement is a big advantage clinically. It is reported to reduce the frequency of difficult airways when used routinely – this means using one instrument, rather than swapping out for other equipment if things get tough. Users are attracted to the McGrath MAC EMS because it offers both routine and difficult airway capability in one compact portable device, and is available at sensible pricing,” Aircraft Medical CEO Matt McGrath said in a press release.
“We’ve been providing lifesaving tools to lifesaving teams for over 60 years. We are excited to partner with Aircraft Medical as we expand our emergency medical response portfolio to include airway management. The McGrath MAC EMS is a great addition to the Physio-Control product lineup,” Physio-Control chief marketing officer Cam Pollock said in a press release.
Last year, Physio-Control acquired healthcare software services provider Sansio in a closed-doors deal. Sansio provides information management software systems, and its flagship products are the HomeSolutions.NET administrative services and HealthEMS remote field data collection, management and reporting systems.