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SurvivaLink Corp.

Division of Opto Circuits (India) Ltd.

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Medtronic Puts Its Muscle Behind AEDs

Medtronic is buying Physio-Control International, the leading maker of external defibrillators for hospital and out-of hospital applications. The big attraction for Medtronic is Physio-Control's automatic external defibrillators, which are simple-to-use external defibrillators, designed to allow minimally trained or untrained peole to provide quick help to victims of sudden cardiac death. Medtronic wants to increase the extremely low survival rate of SCD victims because they can then become candidates for Medtronic's implantable defibrillators. Physio Control on the other hand, while the market leader in this field, needs Medtronic's resources and access to cardiologists in order to quicken the pace of the market development in this field. Moreover, Physio-Control, while successful, is a narrowly focused company, which has made its stock more volatile than is warranted.
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Heartstream Breaks Some Hearts

Heartstream finally sold out to Hewlett-Packard at what observers believe was a disappointingly low price--below the IPO valuation. One problem: there weren't many available buyers for a company which has had trouble pioneering the brand new market for defibrillators that could be used by minimally trained personnel.
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SurVivaLink Corp.

Devices. Automated external defibrillators. SurVivaLink was founded with the intent to put lightweight, inexpensive defibrillators in the hands of EMS workers, firmen, police officers and other "first responders" to rescue cardiac arrest victims. Since users are non-clinicians operating in stressful situations, the company has deviced a push-button device that prompts EMS workers to place pre-gelled, non-polarized electrodes. The device delivers escalated doses of energy as needed.
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Heartstream Ventures into the Wilds of Public Access Defibrillation

For someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, a quick response is the best medicine. But what if it comes form untrained people? Heartstream's AED device could save lives and advocates claim it should be more widely available--in airports, shopping malls, and all places of public gathering. But first the company has to deal with the challenge of making sure the device will be used properly. If they do, they may create the first consumer market for sophisticated medical equipment.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Opto Circuits (India) Ltd.
  • Senior Management
  • Mark Wagner, CEO
    John R Brintnall, Pres. & COO
    John F Nealen, VP, Sales & Mktg.
    Paul M Emerson, VP, Fin.
    Kenneth F Olson, VP, R&D
  • Contact Info
  • SurvivaLink Corp.
    Phone: (612) 939-4181
    5420 Feltl Rd.
    Minnetonka, MN 55343