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Defibrillator Firm Earns Fast Growth Honor

Defibtech, LLC (Guilford, CT) has been ranked #7 (and #1 among medical technology companies) in Deloitte & Touche's Technology Fast 500 Program. The firm, which makes automated external defibrillators, had revenue growth of 16,286% from 2002 to 2006. It has deployed more than 50,000 AEDs to schools, workplaces, police and fire vehicles, and other locations in the past five years.

Its AED has won a number of honors, including a Medical Design Excellence Award. It has won praise for being affordable and easy to use. In order to be eligible, firms had to be based in North American and have had at least $50,000 in revenues in 2002 and at least $50 million in 2006. It also had to derive a significant portion of its revenues from proprietary technology or intellectual property, or invest a significant portion of revenues into R&D.

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