Syncardia nabs 2 Humanitarian Use Device wins for its smaller artificial heart

March 18, 2013 by Sony Salzman

The FDA approved 2 new HUD designations for SynCardia's 50cc Total Artificial Heart device for use in children, smaller women and people with small stature.

SynCardia Systems won 2 new Humanitarian Use Device designations for its 50cc Total Artificial Heart as a cardiac bridge transplant device.

The new HUD designations apply to use with children, smaller women and other people with small stature. The Tuscon, Ariz.-based device manufacturer designed this device as a smaller version of its 70cc temporary Total Artificial Heart, approved in 2004, according to a press release.

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