GERMANTOWN, Wis., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcami, a leading provider of custom development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announces the donation of a Physio-Control LUCAS® 3 Chest Compression System, an electrically powered, portable life-saving medical device that facilitates the return of spontaneous circulation in cardiac arrest patients, to the Germantown Fire Department. Alcami operates a world-class Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing and development facility in Germantown, Wisconsin.
"At Alcami, we are committed to being good corporate citizens, dedicated to the safety and health of the communities in which we operate," said Ted Dolan, Chief Operating Officer. "We are proud of our strong partnership with the Germantown Fire Department and are pleased to donate the LUCAS 3. This equipment will help fire fighters and emergency medical responders save lives."
"We appreciate Alcami's generosity and partnership with the community," said Germantown Fire Chief, Gary L. Weiss. "The LUCAS 3 will save lives in Germantown, like the pharmaceuticals Alcami manufactures."
The LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System is a compact, easy-to-use mechanical device that provides uninterrupted consistent compressions to cardiac arrest patients, according to American Heart Association and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The device delivers 102 compressions per minute at a depth of 2.1 inches. By maintaining steady blood flow, the equipment helps rescuers provide more viable candidates for recovery to the Emergency Department. It has also shown to increase operational efficiencies, freeing up medical staff for other emergencies. The third generation equipment utlitizes Bluetooth technology to wirelessly transmit performance data and generate post-event reports. It pairs easily with PCs and Windows applications and features a new hard shell case, easier to clean strap and thinner back plate. The LUCAS 3 weighs only 17.6 lbs (8.0kg) and fits into a compact backpack measuring just 25.6h x 13w x 19.8d inches (58h x 33w x 26d centimeters).
Alcami is a world-class supplier of comprehensive pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services. With seven sites across the globe, our combined capabilities include API development and manufacturing, solid state chemistry, formulation development, analytical development and testing services, clinical and commercial finished dosage form manufacturing (oral solid dose and parenteral), packaging, and stability services.
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