Zoll Medical said it has acquired “substantially” all of the assets of Mobilize RRS, a company that develops interactive trauma and first aid systems. The companies did not disclose the sum.
The Pittsford, NY-based company markets the Mobilize Rescue Systems app and associated rescue kits.
Since the average ambulance response time is around seven to fifteen minutes, a bystander is frequently a victim's best hope for survival. However, bystanders don't always have the knowledge or equipment they need to intervene. There is a universal need to help bystanders play a more active role in responding to emergencies that result from accidents, medical emergencies, and acts of violence.
“Zoll is a leader in providing high-quality AEDs to help people save the life of someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest,” Elijah White, President of Zoll Resuscitation, said in a release. “Mobilize Rescue Systems are a natural extension for Zoll, in that they give people the ability to help victims of nearly every type of emergency.”
The Mobilize RRS deal comes on the heels of Zoll acquiring TherOx for an undisclosed sum. Irvine, CA-based TherOX is focused on improving the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, and sells systems to deliver SuperSaturated Oxygen (SSO2) Therapy. In April, FDA greenlit the SSO2 therapy.