VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pyng Medical Corp. (the "Company") (PYT: TSX-V) announced today that the FAST1® has been chosen by the Spanish Army through Pyng's exclusive dealer in Spain, International Emergency Services (IES), as the standard of care for their army combat medics to carry in their medical bags. Currently used by most NATO forces including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and Norway, the Spanish Army is the latest force to select the FAST1 Intraosseous Infusion System for their vascular access needs.
Responsible for land-based military operations, the Spanish Army (Ejercito de Tierra - "Ground Army") is the terrestrial army of the Spanish Armed Forces. After much consideration and research, the Spanish Army decided that the sternal route for intraosseous infusion was the best way to administer emergency fluids and medications in battlefield situations.
"In the past, the Spanish Army has used the EZ-IO® and BIG® (Bone Injection Gun) systems for their intraosseous needs. However, they found that soldiers would have injuries to their extremities, exactly where these devices require deployment. They realized that the sternum was a better access point as it is one of the most protected parts on a soldier's body," commented Jesus Orbe, Director of Sales and Marketing at IES Spain.
"The FAST1 really is a product like no other on the market. Its design and ease of use takes the guesswork out of the intraosseous infusion process. From the target patch to the automated depth control, the medic just has to find the sternal notch and deploy the device. It is easy to learn and deploy, even in low light conditions," added Mr. Orbe. "These benefits in particular are the very reasons why the FAST1 is the device of choice for the Spanish Army's intraosseous needs."
The first order of FAST1 for the Spanish Army will be used for a contingent of soldiers that are being deployed to Lebanon in the coming weeks. "We are honored to offer a product such as the FAST1 with its high degree of success, ease-of-use and dependability," noted Mr. Orbe.
About International Emergency Services
International Emergency Services is a Spanish distributor of emergency medical supplies. For more information, please visit their website at www.ies-spain.com.
About Pyng Medical Corp.
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