ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, and Global Healthcare SG, a developer of portable body cooling solutions, today announced their exclusive distribution agreement. As part of the agreement, ZOLL has exclusive rights to distribute the CarbonCool® Full Body Suit and Comfort Suit in Asia-Pacific countries.

Studies in Asia-Pacific countries, where extreme temperatures can reach 50°C (122°F), have found positive associations between heat and human morbidity and mortality.1,2 “Exertional heat stroke (EHS) has been shown to be the underlying cause of a substantial number of sudden deaths during high-intensity exercises in public and military settings,” said Christopher Barnabas, Vice President, ZOLL Asia Pacific Operations.3,4 “We are excited about the potential of the innovative CarbonCool technology in preventing and treating EHS, as well as the distribution agreement with Global Healthcare SG that will further enhance our mission to improve survival outcomes in the region.”5,6

The CarbonCool Full Body Suit can be deployed quickly and easily for treatment of heat stroke. It can be adjusted to most body shapes and size. Additionally, the Comfort Suit offers a preventive solution for environments with higher risks of heat injuries and can be deployed as a personal cooling system by firefighters, bomb disposal squads, and HAZMAT personnel.

“Global Healthcare SG broke new ground with our portable, HypoCarbon®-based therapeutic cooling technology that is more effective, convenient and practical in lowering core body temperature compared to preparing for ice water immersion,”7 said KL Cheng, Managing Director of Global Healthcare SG. “Our exclusive agreement with ZOLL enables us to leverage an extensive distribution network throughout the Asia-Pacific region, where CarbonCool’s innovative performance aims to improve the delivery of care in emergent situations relating to heat stress.”


Source: Company Press Release