SynCardia Systems, Inc. Honored With the 2015 Medical Company of the Year Award by Az Business Magazine

Az Business magazine’s 8th annual Healthcare Leadership Awards recognizes outstanding industry men, women, institutions and companies.
Apr 14, 2015 2:05 PM ET

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TUCSON, Ariz., April 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – On April 9, SynCardia Systems, Inc. was honored with the 2015 Medical Company of the Year Award in the 8th annual Az Business magazine Healthcare Leadership Awards.

“The Healthcare Leadership Awards honors the women, men and institutions whose passion and innovation are saving lives, extending lives and improving the quality of our lives,” says Cheryl Green, publisher for AZ Big Media, which publishes Az Business magazine, Arizona’s largest business publication.

A panel of industry experts named finalists and award winners in 11 healthcare categories. SynCardia was one of three finalists in its category with the other finalists being Medtronic and Insys Therapeutics.

“Tucson and Arizona is the international headquarters for the first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE-mark approved Total Artificial Heart in the world,” says Michael P. Garippa, CEO and President of SynCardia. “From 1969 through 2014 there have been 1,458 implants of 13 different artificial heart designs. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart and its direct predecessors account for 1,397 or 96% of all implants.”