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GlideScope(R) Ranger Video Laryngoscope by Verathon(R) Awarded Airworthiness Certification by U.S. Army
Date:2/18/2009

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R) is pleased to announce the GlideScope(R) Ranger Video Laryngoscope has been granted Airworthiness Certification from the United States Army.(1) This certificate allows the device to be used by military health care personnel in some of the most demanding military settings.

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The U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification and Evaluation program is a rigorous program. It includes extensive aeromedical testing in both the laboratory, as well as aboard MEDEVAC H-60 helicopters. The evaluation can include electromagnetic interference and compatibility, environmental, and human factors testing in the laboratory, as well as assessments by engineers and medical personnel under a variety of conditions. The certification is issued only after comprehensive testing, to ensure the safety of the aircraft, its systems, its crew and its patients on board.

"We are extremely proud to receive this Airworthiness Certification for the GlideScope(R) Ranger Video Laryngoscope," said Vietnam veteran and CEO of Verathon, Gerald McMorrow. "Every letter and email we receive from military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan who are using our devices in the field, renews our commitment to providing well-designed, reliable medical devices for those in harm's way."

About the GlideScope(R) Ranger Video Laryngoscope:

The patented GlideScope(R) Ranger was designed to meet the needs of military physicians and paramedics who regularly treat patients with severe trauma and who intubate in extreme conditions.(2)

The Ranger provides a clear picture of the larynx and vocal cords on a display monitor, enabling visual control of the endotracheal tube (ETT) in its trajectory toward the airway. The Gli
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