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Berlin Heart Inc. Receives FDA Orphan Product Development Grant
Date:6/17/2009

he importance of our product and for the potential it has to make a life-saving difference for pediatric patients."

About EXCOR(R) Pediatric

The EXCOR Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device is a mechanical cardiac support system for critically ill pediatric patients suffering from severe heart failure. EXCOR Pediatric has been used in more than 500 pediatric patients worldwide ranging from newborns with 2.2 kg body weight to teenagers. EXCOR is currently under clinical investigation for pediatric patients in USA.

About Berlin Heart

Berlin Heart GmbH is the only company worldwide that develops, produces, and distributes implantable and external ventricular assist devices (also called mechanical heart support systems) for patients of every age and body size. The company is market leader in Germany and Europe.

The company also manufactures the implantable left ventricular assist device INCOR(R), which has been designed for long-term application in adult patients. The longest the device has supported a patient so far is more than five and a half years and ongoing. INCOR is not FDA approved, but widely used in Europe.

    Contact:
    Linda Buerk
    Manager Marketing & PR
    Phone: +49(0)30-8187-2650
    Mobile: +49(0)173-629-0803
    buerk@berlinheart.de



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