Maquet Medical Systems USA has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Flight Medical to distribute the Flight 60 mechanical ventilator, Flight Medical’s flagship product. The two groups will be capable of reaching the majority of market segments in the United States, according to a Maquet Medical Systems news release.

Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, Flight Medical products will be sold in the US by Maquet’s sales representatives along with a select number of legacy Flight Medical distributors.

The Flight 60 ventilator incorporates Flight Medical’s proprietary technology and is designed to provide dependable and affordable mobility. This product is intended to meet the demands of patients across the continuum of care, including those who require acute care, extended care, homecare therapy, or long- or short-term transport. The Flight 60 ventilator aims to provide a cost effective solution for advanced ventilation needs at the bedside and on the move.

Raoul Quintero, president and CEO of Maquet North America, says, “Maquet’s high acuity SERVO ventilation platform has been the industry benchmark for more than 40 years. Our expertise in mechanical ventilation transcends across both our anesthesia and ventilation portfolio which includes numerous products designed for respiratory support.”

Quintero adds, “We have chosen to enter into this relationship with Flight Medical based on their reputation for developing and delivering reliable, easy-touse and functionally rich ventilators which provide the perfect complement to our existing ventilator product line offering.”

Ron Davidson, Flight Medical CEO, states, “In the last 10 years, over 17,000 of our ventilators have been deployed worldwide for use in home care, long-term care, disaster preparedness, transport and the hospital environment. We’re very proud of the strides we’ve made in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-end mechanical ventilators, and we are excited to join forces with Maquet, a world leader in the field.”

Source: Maquet Medical Systems USA