BEIJING, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM) ("Dehaier"), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, today announced that it has signed a two-year distribution agreement with GCE group, a leading global compressed gas-equipment company, to become the exclusive distributor for GCE's EASE II products in Mainland China.
EASE II is an automatically triggered high-flow oxygen device, which can be connected with a portable oxygen tank or medical gas pipeline system to deliver high flows of oxygen to patients with minimal breathing resistance. The device can also benefit patients with sudden cardiac vascular disease, gas poisoning and other patients who require oxygen therapy. In certain emergency situations, EASE II helps to save lives by effectively increasing the degree of blood oxygen saturation and accelerating the recovery of cell functions when patients experience severe hypoxia.
In addition, the EASE II system can be used to deliver nitrous oxide-oxygen on demand to administer effective pain relief for a wide range of medical situations, such as accidents, medical surgery, skin burns, and various sports injuries. The product, distinguished by its portability and easy use, has been widely used in many fields including disaster relief efforts, national defense, emergency rooms, ambulances, and medical institutions around the world.Dehaier's President and CEO, Mr. Ping Chen, stated, "We are excited to be the exclusive distributor of EASE II in China and plan to occupy the immature market of high-efficiency oxygen in China with the GCE Group. Furthermore, Dehaier will begin to promote this efficient and state of the art emergency care concept and its related products by working closely with hospital specialists, as well as participating in academic seminars on emergency care and oxygen therapy. We believe that the EASE II concept and its application have a great market potential in the China's growing medical equipment market, and going forward, we hope that EASE II system will be an important revenue contributors to Dehaier. "