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Jun 20, 2013, 08:05 ET
The Companion 2 Driver, which can be docked in the Hospital Cart or Caddy, powers the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart from implant until the patient's condition stabilizes. Once stable, patients who are eligible can be switched to the smaller, wearable Freedom(R)portable driver.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Companion 2 Hospital Driver for Powering SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Wins Silver at Medical Design Excellence Awards

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Jun 13, 2013, 06:55 ET
On May 21, 20-year-old Tiernee Gonzalez became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from Cincinnati Children's to wait for a matching donor heart at home using the Freedom portable driver.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

U.S. News & World Report Honors 7 SynCardia Certified Centers Among "Best Children's Hospitals" for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

May 30, 2013, 06:45 ET
May 17, 2013: SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Justin Ryder post-heart transplant with his mother Sharon at University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Former Semi-Pro Arena Football Player Bridged to Heart Transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 When Justin Ryder, 35, was discharged from University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson on May 20, he had a new donor heart beating in his...

May 23, 2013, 06:45 ET
The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom(R) portable driver in the Backpack is being featured as part of the $3 million Bodyworks Exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre in Scotland.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Glasgow Science Centre Features SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in $3 Million Exhibition

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

May 16, 2013, 09:10 ET
Dr. Jack Copeland (center) is honored with the Pioneer in Transplantation Award at the annual meeting of the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) on April 25 in Montreal. He is standing with Dr. David Taylor, ISHLT President 2012-2013 (left) and Dr. James Kirklin, ISHLT President 2009-2010.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Co-Founder Honored with Pioneer in Transplantation Award at ISHLT

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

May 09, 2013, 07:55 ET
May 7, 2013: Alfred Williams, the first patient in the Gulf South Region to receive the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, with his mother Rebecca Williams at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Ochsner Medical Center Implants 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in Gulf South Region

 When Alfred Williams was admitted to Ochsner Medical Center in December, the 41-year-old father of five had exhausted all treatment options...

May 02, 2013, 08:30 ET
Chris Marshall hiked 607 miles while waiting for his donor heart using the Freedom portable driver to power his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. Mr. Marshall, pictured with his dog Gracie, received his donor heart transplant on Sept. 12, 2012 and is doing well.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia's Freedom® Portable Driver Selected as Silver Winner at Edison Awards

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Apr 25, 2013, 09:45 ET
In 2012, 125 implants of the Total Artificial Heart were performed by 54 SynCardia Certified Centers. In Q1 2013, 40 implants of the Total Artificial Heart were performed by 24 SynCardia Certified Centers.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Certified Centers Perform Record Number of Total Artificial Heart Implants During Q1 2013

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Apr 18, 2013, 07:55 ET

Nebraska Medical Center Implants State's First SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Apr 11, 2013, 11:00 ET
The 50cc SynCardia Total Artificial Heart is designed for use in patients of smaller stature, including women and adolescents. It has been designated as a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) by the FDA for destination therapy and pediatric bridge to transplant. Prior to clinical use, a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) application for each indication must be approved by the FDA.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

20+ SynCardia Certified Centers to Present Record Number of Total Artificial Heart Abstracts at ISHLT

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Apr 04, 2013, 07:40 ET
The Companion 2 Driver (left) is FDA-approved to power the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in the hospital and on hospital grounds. It weighs 80% less than 'Big Blue', the original FDA-approved hospital driver.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia's Companion 2 Driver Named a Finalist in the Medical Design Excellence Awards

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), the privately-held manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe)...

Mar 21, 2013, 08:30 ET
February 2012: SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Andrew Weaver, his wife Heather and their daughter Haley right before he was first diagnosed with heart problems.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Intermountain Medical Center Uses SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to Bridge 31-Year-Old Father to a Heart Transplant

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved...

Mar 20, 2013, 08:35 ET
The Freedom(R) portable driver is the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The Freedom driver has supported more than 120 patients worldwide.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Total Artificial Heart Manufacturer SynCardia Secures $19M Financing

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), the privately-held manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe)...

Mar 07, 2013, 06:45 ET
Feb. 4, 2013: SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Bob Phillips, 74, leaves Penn State Hershey Medical Center with his wife Norma to wait for a matching donor heart at home. He is the oldest patient in the U.S. to be discharged from the hospital using the Freedom portable driver to power his Total Artificial Heart. Photo by Darrell Peterson, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

74-Year-Old Becomes Oldest SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient to Leave the Hospital Using the Freedom® Portable Driver

 For 73 years, Bob Phillips was nothing but healthy. So healthy in fact, that he hadn't seen a doctor for 25 years. He never suspected that at...

Feb 28, 2013, 07:55 ET
The 70cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (left) and the new, smaller 50cc SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, designed for patients of smaller stature, including women and adolescents. Together, the 70cc and 50cc Total Artificial Hearts will fit almost all adult men and women, and many adolescents, including patients with congenital conditions.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia's 50cc Total Artificial Heart Receives Two HUD Designations from the FDA for Destination Therapy and Pediatric Bridge to Transplant

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Feb 21, 2013, 05:35 ET
Dr. David L.S. Morales, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, plays foosball with his patient, 20-year-old Tiernee Gonzalez, the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient with End-Stage Renal Failure Recovers Kidney Function after Two Months of Support

 At only 20 years old, Tiernee Gonzalez has been battling two major diseases for most of her young life: heart failure and kidney...

Feb 14, 2013, 08:10 ET
Chris Marshall hiked 607 miles with his wife Kathy using the Freedom portable driver to power his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. Mr. Marshall received his donor heart transplant on Sept. 12, 2012 and is doing well.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Forbes Ranks SynCardia Among "America's Most Promising Companies" for Second Straight Year

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Jan 17, 2013, 07:10 ET
December 2012: SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient Chad Washington enjoys a stroll with his 4-year-old son while wearing his Freedom portable driver in the Backpack, which powers his Total Artificial Heart. Mr. Washington was discharged from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Dec. 10, 2012, and is currently waiting for a matching donor heart at home with his wife and son.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Sets New Records for Total Artificial Heart Implants, Revenue and Profit in 2012

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Jan 10, 2013, 06:55 ET
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient Chad Washington is an aspiring personal chef who has suffered from congenital heart disease all his life. He is currently waiting for a matching donor heart at home using the Freedom portable driver to power his Total Artificial Heart, which he is wearing in the Backpack.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Home for the Holidays: 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged from UCLA

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of  the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Dec 06, 2012, 09:35 ET
Dr. Nahush A. Mokadam, the co-director of heart transplantation and director of mechanical circulatory support at University of Washington Medical Center, has performed a record 10 implants of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in 2012. Photo by Clare McLean/UW Medicine.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

University of Washington Leads All SynCardia Certified Centers with 10 Implants of the Total Artificial Heart in 2012

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...