U.S. Air Force adopts Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillators

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Royal Philips Electronics received a $5.4 million order from the U.S. Air Force, through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support for HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillators.

To date, Philips sad it has received more than $10 million in orders from the DLA Corporate Exigency Contract. The company said its opportunities with the U.S. military are now expanding into the pre-hospital market, which covers point-of-care at the battlefield through medical transport.

The DLA Troop Support provides food, clothing and textiles, construction and equipment, and medicine and medical equipment for service members.

The HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator is a portable monitor/defibrillator that includes Philips' patented Smart Biphasic therapy and provides longer battery-powered operating time and a large color display, according to the company.

The HeartStart MRx provides a range of monitoring capabilities and is compatible with Philips' IntelliVue monitoring systems within hospitals. In addition, 12-lead transmission capability helps emergency responders in the field communicate with the hospital and receiving facilities.