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2011-08-03 15:02:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, announced today that it has acquired the medical business of Levitronix LLC ("Levitronix Medical") for an upfront cash payment of $110 million, as well as potential future cash earnout payments of up to $40 million. This transaction solidifies Thoratec's position as the leading, full-line...

2011-07-19 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Heart, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corporation, today announced that a patient implanted with the DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) has surpassed five years of support on the mechanical circulatory support device. Helga Gieseke, living in Germany, was treated at The Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB, German Heart Institute Berlin) and is now one of the longest-living heart failure recipients of the...

2010-01-20 12:34:00

Device Provides Support for Those Who Are Not Acceptable Transplant Candidates SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the HeartMate II, a continuous-flow, left ventricular assist system as a support for severe heart failure patients who are not acceptable candidates for heart transplantation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The HeartMate II is already FDA-approved for use in patients...

2009-11-17 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ("WorldHeart"; Nasdaq: WHRT) - World Heart Corporation (WorldHeart) announced today that it has finalized assignment and exclusive license agreements with LaunchPoint Technologies Inc., (LPT) Goleta, California, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for its next-generation minimally invasive blood pump, the MiVAD. The MiVAD(TM) is designed to provide partial cardiac support between 2-4 liters per minute to less sick...


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