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Heart of 'bionic man' came from Tucson

Heart of 'bionic man' came from Tucson

A “bionic man” showcased in a Smithsonian Channel documentary and exhibit was designed as an artificial human, though it lacks several working organs.

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Tucson-based SynCardia lands $19M investment

Tucson-based artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems Inc. has raised $19 million in new, long-term growth capital from investors including a major health-care investment fund.

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

Heart-manufacturing technicians Jennifer Ridolphi, left, and Colin Jones-Weinert examine the shells of artificial hearts at SynCardia Systems Inc.

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

Heart-manufacturing technicians Jennifer Ridolphi, left, and Colin Jones-Weinert examine the shells of artificial hearts at SynCardia Systems Inc.

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

Michael Garippa, CEO of SynCardia Systems Inc. of Tucson, is hoping to win FDA approval for the company's new, smaller heart for women and youth, and its ultra-portable driver for the heart.

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

Justin Ryder, who had a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implanted in December, works out at the Wellness Center at University of Arizona Medical Center, attached to a pneumatic driver that powers his heart device.

January 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

A private Tucson company formed in 2001 to take over development of a temporary artificial heart is poised to change the standard of care for patients - and potentially become a powerhouse in heart care.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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