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Glasgow Science Centre Features SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in $3 Million Exhibition
Date:5/23/2013

TUCSON, Ariz., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the Glasgow Science Centre in Scotland, which boasts more than 380,000 visitors annually, is featuring the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom® portable driver as part of its $3 million Bodyworks Exhibition, one of the most advanced exhibitions of its kind.

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"BodyWorks combines the latest technology with an excellent approach to story-telling to define and explain that most complex of entities, the human body," said Dr. Stephen Breslin , chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre.

The "Heart Pod" featuring the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom portable driver is one of 115 interactive exhibits, research capsules and live laboratory experiences that explore the science of health and wellbeing in the 21st Century. In order to demonstrate the innovative engineering behind this life-saving technology, the museum fabricated a full-size, semi-transparent human torso, which includes the skeletal system and internal organs.

Other exhibits for adults and children include:

  • A virtual autopsy table, the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom
  • A giant "hamster wheel" which measures stamina
  • A "DNA disco"
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