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Zoll Gets 510(k) Nod for Device
with Military Applications
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has given its OK to the Propaq M
Monitor from Zoll Medical Corp. The device monitors vital signs and is intended
for use as part of deployable military medicine and air medical operations.
Designed specifically for the tough demands of battlefield medicine (air transport and evacuation, as well as highly
mobile ground, sea and air deployments of
medical treatment), the Propaq M, according to the company, meets military and international standards related to durability,
environmental operation and storage extremes, radio frequency emissions, and
susceptibility to spurious electrical and
radio frequency noise.
The development of the product—
which was facilitated by grants from the
U.S. Army Medical Research and Devel-
opment Command—was a joint project
among the U.S. Department of Defense
and a cooperative agreement between
Zoll and Welch Allyn Inc. (Skaneateles
Falls, N.Y.). Development was facilitated
with grants from the U.S. Army Medical
Research and Development Command.