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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...

Nov 29, 2012, 09:30 ET
Michael Garippa, SynCardia Chairman/CEO/President, was honored as the Silver winner for "Executive of the Year" by the 2012 Best in Biz Awards.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Wins Copper Cactus Award for Innovation and Two Best in Biz Awards

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

Nov 15, 2012, 09:10 ET
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Chris Marshall and his wife Kathy enjoy a hike in the Seattle-area one month after he received his donor heart transplant at University of Washington Medical Center.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Hiker without Human Heart Receives Heart Transplant 607 Miles Later

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

Nov 08, 2012, 06:55 ET
On Oct. 25, 2012, Daquain Jenkins, 28, became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in the tri-state area to be discharged home using the Freedom portable driver. Wearing his Freedom driver in the Backpack, he is pictured with Kim Ashley, Program Manager in Cardiothoracic Surgery, and his cardiologist Ajith Nair, MD, at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Mount Sinai Medical Center 1st in Tri-State Area to Discharge Patient without Human Heart

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

Oct 18, 2012, 07:30 ET
On Sept. 7, 2012, Marco Fumagalli became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, using the Freedom(R) portable driver. He is pictured with his wife Rosalena Carenzi.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

San Raffaele Hospital in Italy Discharges First SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Home

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

Oct 11, 2012, 06:45 ET
Product manager Karen Stamm holds the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart while wearing the Freedom portable driver, the world's first wearable power supply for the Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Exceeds Best Year to Date for Implants and Revenue in the First Nine Months of 2012

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

Oct 04, 2012, 08:05 ET
Slovenia's first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient Nikola Gaspic (middle) was bridged to a heart transplant on July 1, 2012. He is pictured post-transplant with his surgeon Dr. Ivan Knezevic and his wife Danica at University Medical Center (UMC) Ljubljana.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Slovenia's First SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Receives Heart Transplant

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

Sep 27, 2012, 07:30 ET
Leroy Haynes is the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in Illinois to be discharged from the hospital using the Freedom(R) portable driver. He and his wife of 42 years, Pat, spoke at a news conference held at Advocate Christ Medical Center on Sept. 13, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1st Patient in Illinois Discharged Home with the 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...

Sep 20, 2012, 06:30 ET
On July 10, 2012, Arif Sahin became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from Ankara University Heart Center in Turkey using the Freedom(R) portable driver, pictured in the Backpack. Mr. Sahin is currently waiting for a matching donor heart with his family in Ankara.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged from Ankara University in Turkey

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

Sep 13, 2012, 07:30 ET
Zack Poe (middle), the first patient in Kentucky to be bridged to transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, poses with his father Tony and his mother Laurie outside University of Kentucky Medical Center.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

University of Kentucky Medical Center Transplants State's 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient

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

Aug 23, 2012, 07:15 ET
The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart weighs only 160 grams and replaces the failing native heart. The Total Artificial Heart is powered by the 13.5-pound Freedom(R) portable driver, which can be worn by the patient in the Shoulder Bag (pictured) or the Backpack.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Featured in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" Issue

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