Michigan Instruments and Enerspect Medical Solutions Create Strong Alliance for Distribution of Hands-Free CPR Device

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Grand Rapids based company Michigan Instruments, leader in CPR systems, creates strong alliance with industry distributor Enerspect Medical Solutions for distribution of new Hands-Free CPR system Life-Stat.

Michigan Instruments (MII), the world leader in the design and manufacture of specialized cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment, today confirms it has entered into a partnership with Enerspect Medical Solutions, the leader in the emergency medical response market. The moves will create a stronger distribution channel for the delivery of Michigan Instruments' hands-free CPR system, the Life-Stat™.

"I am very pleased to have the Enerspect group working with Michigan Instruments. David Shelton and his staff bring needed expertise in the overall systems approach to CPR," said Dr. Bruce Barkalow, President and CEO of Michigan Instruments. "The Life-Stat™ fills out their Philips Medical AED and Laerdal CPR training product line by performing the 'heavy lifting' of doing American Heart Association compliant CPR. MII is proud to be associated with this well respected organization with its established medical product lines to help communities save lives by offering a technically sound, conscientious approach to CPR."

The alliance created by Michigan Instruments and Enerspect creates a turnkey solution for customers and improves the ability of community emergency services to deliver better patient care.

"We are excited about our partnership with Michigan Instruments, and impressed with the technology advancements made under the leadership of their current President and CEO, Dr. Bruce Barkalow. We are very proud to represent this safe, reliable, clinically effective, and cost efficient technology in the marketplace," said David Shelton, President and CEO of Enerspect Medical Solutions.

The Life-Stat™ provides coordinated chest compressions and ventilation for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with the current guidelines of the American Heart Association. Clinical use and research results have proved that Life-Stat™ is the gold standard in providing the most effective CPR possible. Life-Stat™ is a basic life support device that is easily used by emergency personnel in EMS, Fire-Rescue, and Mobile ICUs as well as hospital personnel in Emergency Departments, Coronary/Intensive Care Units and even Cardiac Catheterization Labs.

The Life-Stat™ is based on the proven and reliable technology of MII's previous mechanical CPR devices sold worldwide since the late 1960s, but it is modernized by the use of electronic control to coordinate chest compressions with ventilation. Life-Stat™ mechanical CPR can be rapidly deployed and set up such that there is virtually no loss of chest compressions during transition from manual CPR. Once the Life-Stat™ is applied to the patient, the rescuers are freed to provide further treatment because they are spared the intensive work of manual CPR tasks. The Life-Stat™ can provide CPR even when the patient is being carried on an emergency board in stairways from the rescue site to the emergency vehicle. Once in the emergency vehicle, rescuers can strap in to their seatbelts enroute to the hospital while Life-Stat™ provides effective, automatic CPR.

For More information on the Life-Stat™, please visit http://www.life-stat.com. And for more information on Enerspect, please visit http://www.enerspect.com.

About Michigan Instruments, Inc.:
For more than 40 years, Michigan Instruments has designed and manufactured specialized medical equipment related to the fields of cardiovascular medicine, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and respiratory therapy. The company has built a solid reputation for products of unexcelled quality, which has earned respect from thousands of customers, associates, and medical professionals throughout the world.

Michigan Instruments operates under an ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems, which provides continuous control over all activities that affect the quality of our products and services. Michigan Instruments has built a strong foundation for growth based on the dedication of our staff, a close relationship with the medical community, and a company wide commitment to produce the highest quality products.

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