More than 55 years ago Physio-Control introduced a medical device that launched an industry. Today Physio-Control continues to set new standards for the design and manufacturing excellence of lifesaving tools for lifesaving teams in and out of the hospital.
Physio-Control. The world leader in the development, manufacture, sale and service of external defibrillator/monitors and emergency medical response products and services.
Physio-Control pioneered defibrillation technology. In the late 1950s the company founder, Dr. Karl William Edmark, developed a device that sent a direct current (DC) electric shock through the heart to terminate ventricular fibrillation. This first DC defibrillator became the prototype for medical devices used by emergency medical services and hospitals around the world. Ten years later Physio-Control dramatically changed the face of emergency medical care forever with the introduction of the first portable defibrillator / monitor.
Physio-Control continues to build on this early success. Working in partnership with EMS, nurses, doctors and medical researchers, Physio-Control vigorously pursue new technologies for incorporation into our family of products. Today, Physio-Control products are designed to work together to give emergency caregivers, in the hospital or on the street, more control of a critical event. Physio-Control path is clear. Physio-Control goal is simple. To manufacture emergency response tools of the highest quality to help clinicians and emergency responders, anywhere in the world, through the toughest kind of emergencies. Physio-Control takes there responsibilities seriously.