ZOLL Medical Corporation Donates $10M to The ZOLL Foundation to Support the Next Generation of Innovative Researchers in Resuscitation and Acute Critical Care

Düsseldorf, March 9, 2021 – Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei Corporation today announced that its U.S. subsidiary ZOLL Medical Corporation (“ZOLL”), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, donated $10M (USD) to the non-profit ZOLL Foundation in December 2020 to support research and educational activities for resuscitation and acute critical care. To date, the ZOLL Foundation has provided grants totaling $2.5M (USD) to 69 young investigators hailing from 14 countries.

ZOLL Foundation

Established in 2013 by ZOLL, the ZOLL Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that provides grants to support the development of promising new technology and therapies from around the globe.

“It has been very rewarding to provide grants to many dedicated young researchers in the area of resuscitation and acute critical care since we saw the need and established the Foundation to support them,” said Ward M. Hamilton, President of the ZOLL Foundation. “We believe our support is contributing to a new generation of researchers who will drive science ahead in these fields and become the mentors of next generation of researchers in the future.”

“I have seen firsthand how the ZOLL Foundation helps young researchers. Even during the pandemic, it has continued to provide grants to support research that plays a critical role in advancing science and biotechnology,” says Fumito Ichinose, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Three current and past trainees in Dr. Ichinose’s laboratory were awarded ZOLL Foundation grants over the past three years (2018-2020).

Research and Education Support

Along with ZOLL, Asahi Kasei has made ongoing donations to the ZOLL Foundation since its launch eight years ago and will continue to support the research and education for resuscitation and acute critical care through grants as part of its mission to “contribute to life and living for people around the world.” For more information about the grant eligibility and application form for the upcoming spring deadline of March 31, please visit http://zollfoundation.org/apply.html. Applications are accepted online for March 31 and September 30 deadlines each year.

About the Asahi Kasei Corporation
Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems.

With more than 40,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries and achieved sales of 17.6 billion euros (2,151.6 billion yen) in the fiscal year 2019 (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020). Asahi Kasei is Japan’s largest polyamide supplier and is one of only four fully integrated polyamide manufacturers worldwide – able to produce PA 6.6 completely from monomer to compound.

Asahi Kasei is “Creating for Tomorrow” with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.com and asahi-kasei.eu.

 About the ZOLL Foundation
The ZOLL Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that operates independently from ZOLL Medical Corporation. It provides grants that support research and educational methods designed to improve resuscitation practices, prevent patient deterioration associated with cardiac arrest, and enhance the care of acute patients. Its focus is on providing seed grants for new investigators starting on the path of resuscitation and acute critical care research.

More information on the Foundation, grantees to date, and the grant application process can be found at www.zollfoundation.org.