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Terumo Heart, Inc.'s DuraHeart™ Left-Ventricular Assist System Featured at Future of Health Technology Summit
Date:10/6/2009

efficacy of the device in helping to sustain patients awaiting heart transplant who are at risk of death due to end-stage left ventricular failure. The DuraHeart LVAS carries a CE Mark and is currently available for sale in European countries.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to present at The Future of Health Technology Summit and share the genesis of our DuraHeart program, which is the latest in life-saving LVAS technology and has been used to treat more than 100 patients globally to date," said Dr. Medvedev. "From our new award-winning manufacturing facility to our exciting, global clinical program, to a robust data set representing more than 78 patient years, attendees learned how we are bringing this technology to market from the ground up."

The Future of Health Technology Summit has been organized by The Future of Health Technology Institute since 1996 and focuses on key technologies and challenges to the future of global health care to enhance health and lives. The Institute's goals are to bring together high level thinkers in the area of emerging technology and health to define the health technology agenda for the 21st Century as well as to provide state-of-the art technology training for healthcare professionals and consumers to assure that their voice is included in defining the future of health technology.

"The future of health technology is not unlike the early days of computers or cable television. We have great products, with more being developed at an amazing pace, but we need compatibility and to get more people connected," said Renata Bushko, director of the Future of Health Technology Institute. "Terumo Heart and the DuraHeart device are great examples of how companies are using global resources to develop innovative technology to fight devastating diseases such as heart failure."

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