The company indicated that it ended 2010 with 254 HeartMate II centers globally, an increase of 43 centers during the year, with 211 centers worldwide now utilizing its new HeartMate peripherals, which are providing important quality of life benefits to patients and generating incremental revenue growth. In addition, there are now 90 centers with CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) certification for reimbursement for DT.
“As we begin 2011, we have a solid foundation upon which to build our business, and with our market development initiatives to drive referrals from cardiologists, facilitate center expansion, increase our international presence and realize continued improvements in patient outcomes, we are optimistic about our ability to achieve significant long-term growth,” Burbach commented.
“Additionally,” Burbach continued, “we have an active product pipeline that includes the continued evolution of the HeartMate II, the development of our next-generation pumps—HeartMate III, HeartMate X and PHP (Percutaneous Heart Pump)—and the introduction of cross-platform breakthrough technologies designed to enhance the HeartMate II, as well as future pump platforms. We believe these market-leading innovations will drive broader adoption of our offerings and enable us to serve an expanded patient population, while resulting in improved patient outcomes and quality of life, less invasive procedures and reduced cost of care,” he said.
Thoratec reported revenues of $383.0 million in 2010 versus revenues of $280.0 million in 2009. The HeartMate product line accounted for $333.1 million in revenues, a 45 percent increase over sales of $229.8 million a year ago. The Thoratec® product line, which
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