On-X Life Technologies Produces Heart Valve Components For SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Posted on Oct 29 2014 - 5:07am by rizbaig

On-X Life Technologies  announced today that under an agreement with SynCardia Systems, Inc. (SynCardia) and as part of the On-X Contract Manufacturing Business Unit, On-X LTI is producing SynHall valve components for the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart.

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“SynCardia is fortunate to have a manufacturing partner of On-X LTI’s level of valve expertise and product development efficiency. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with On-X LTI.”

SynCardia recently received FDA approval for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with the SynHall valve produced by On-X LTI. Derek Southard, COO for On-X LTI, stated, “We are so pleased that SynCardia has received the FDA approval. We see this as a natural part of our contract manufacturing business and are grateful to play an important role in the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, which is so vital to the well-being of so many patients. The achievement of the FDA approval is a result of a very cooperative relationship between the product teams from both SynCardia and On-X LTI. The speed with which this was accomplished is unprecedented in medical device history.”

Michael Garippa, CEO and President of SynCardia, commented “SynCardia is fortunate to have a manufacturing partner of On-X LTI’s level of valve expertise and product development efficiency. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with On-X LTI.”