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SynCardia Awards and Recognition

 

2014

 

2014neweconomyaward-221x219SynCardia Earns The New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company

The New Economy Best Medical Deive Award

SynCardia, winner of the 2014 New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company, explains how its temporary Total Artificial Heart bridges the gap to a donor heart transplant

 
 
 

inc5000-221x172Inc. Magazine Ranks SynCardia Systems in Top 3rd in its 2014 Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine

Inc. magazine ranked SynCardia 137th among 377 companies in the health industry and number 1,698 on the list of 5,000 companies. The privately held Tucson-based firm also was ranked 34th among 104 fastest growing companies in Arizona.


MDEA 2014 Silver-221x119SynCardia's Freedom® Portable Driver
Selected as Silver Winner

Edison Awards

SynCardia's Freedom® portable driver, the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, was named the 2014 Silver Winner amongst Assistive Devices in the Science/Medical category of the Edison Awards. The Edison Awards honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation.


2013

 

Companion 2 Hospital Driver for Powering SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Wins Silver at Medical Design Excellence AwardsSynCardia's Companion 2 Driver Named Silver Winner
in the Medical Design Excellence Awards

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI)

On June 19, SynCardia's Companion 2 (C2) Driver System, which powers the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in the hospital, was selected as the Silver Winner in the Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products category of the 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) in Philadelphia.


SynCardia's Freedom® Portable Driver
Selected as Silver Winner

Edison Awards

On April 25, SynCardia's Freedom® portable driver, the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, was named the 2013 Silver Winner amongst Assistive Devices in the Science/Medical category of the Edison Awards. The Edison Awards honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation.


SynCardia’s Companion 2 Driver Named a Finalist in the Medical Design Excellence AwardsSynCardia's Companion 2 Driver Named a Finalist
in the Medical Design Excellence Awards

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI)

In April, SynCardia's Companion 2 (C2) Driver System, which powers the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in the hospital, was selected as one of four finalists in the Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products category of the 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The winners will be announced on June 19 in Philadelphia.


SynCardia Ranked Among "America's Most Promising Companies"
for Second Straight Year

Forbes Magazine

In its February issue, Forbes selected SynCardia as one of "America's Most Promising Companies" for the second consecutive year. On the list of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures, SynCardia was ranked #69, moving up eight spots from its #77 ranking last year.


SynCardia Honored with Innovation in the Workplace Award

Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson (SHRM-GT)

On March 12, SynCardia was honored with an Innovation in the Workplace Award for its internship program. The honorees were chosen from 20 individuals and 11 companies that were finalists. More than 50 people and companies were nominated for the awards.

 
 

 

2012

 

Copper Cactus Nextrio Innovation through Technology AwardSynCardia Wins Nextrio Innovation through Technology Award

Copper Cactus Awards

On Nov. 13, 2012, SynCardia was announced the winner of the Nextrio Innovation through Technology Award for its Freedom portable driver as part of the Copper Cactus Awards presented by the Tucson Chamber of Commerce.


Product of the Year Gold WinnerSynCardia Wins Two "Best in Biz" Awards
Product of the Year: Gold Winner (Freedom portable driver)
Executive of the Year: Silver Winner (Michael Garippa)

Best in Biz Awards

On Nov. 12, 2012, SynCardia was honored with two Best in Biz Awards. The Freedom portable driver was selected as the Gold winner for "Product of the Year" and SynCardia Chairman/CEO/President Michael Garippa was honored as the Silver winner for "Executive of the Year."

Executive of the Year Silver WinnerWinners were selected from more than 400 entries by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, broadcast outlets and analyst firms, including ABC, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Forbes, FOX News and USA Today.

 
 

2012 Gold Stevie® WinnerSynCardia Honored with Two Gold Stevie® Awards
"Company of the Year – Health Products & Services"
"Most Innovative Company of the Year – up to 100 Employees"

2012 American Business Awards

On June 18, 2012, SynCardia Systems, Inc. was honored with two Gold Stevie® Awards at the 10th Annual American Business Awards. SynCardia won "Company of the Year – Health Products and Services" and "Most Innovative Company of the Year – up to 100 Employees."


2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winner SynCardia Wins 2012 Medical Design Excellence Award for Freedom® Portable Driver

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI)

On May 23, 2012, the Freedom® portable driver was selected as the Bronze Winner in the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine category of the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) in Philadelphia. MDEA entries were evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability to overcome design and engineering challenges to meet clinical objectives.


Cutting Edge Technologies Lead Nominations for American Technology AwardsFreedom® Portable Driver Named a Finalist
for American Technology Awards (Termans)

TechAmerica Foundation

On May 9, 2012, the TechAmerica Foundation announced the finalists for the 2012 American Technology Awards (Termans), which recognize technology products and services across the technology industry. SynCardia's Freedom® portable driver was named one of four finalists in the Health and Medical Technologies category.


MEDTEC EMDT Innovation Awards FinalistFreedom® Portable Driver a Finalist for
"Most Innovative Cardiac Product of the Year"

MEDTEC European Medical Device Technology (EMDT)

On Jan. 23, 2012, SynCardia was notified that its Freedom® portable driver, the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, has been shortlisted for "Most Innovative Cardiac Product of the Year" as part of the MEDTEC European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) Innovation Awards. The Awards are the only European awards dedicated to recognizing achievements in the medical device sector.

 

 

 

2011


Forbes Names SynCardia One of “America’s Most Promising Companies”SynCardia Named One of
"America's Most Promising Companies"

Forbes Magazine

In its December issue, Forbes selected SynCardia as one of "America's Most Promising Companies." The list features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital. Ranked No. 77, SynCardia was the only Arizona company to make the cut.

 View SynCardia’s Profile | See Full List of 100 | Read SynCardia Press Release
 

Fast CompanySynCardia Named #20 Among
"World's Most Innovative Companies"

Fast Company Magazine 

In its March issue, Fast Company magazine named SynCardia #20 in its annual list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies. Described as a "rising newcomer," SynCardia was recognized for "giving mobility to artificial heart recipients” and joined major brands including Apple, Twitter, Google and Intel in the Top 50. SynCardia designed, developed and introduced the new Freedom® portable driver, the world’s first wearable power supply for the Total Artificial Heart.


ar-thewtnSynCardia Selected as Finalist for
2011 World Technology Award

World Technology Network (WTN) in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS and Technology Review

In September 2011, SynCardia was selected as one of six finalists for the 2011 World Technology Award in Health and Medicine. The award, which honors those doing "innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance" in science, technology and related fields, was presented by WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS and Technology Review.


ar-azbioSynCardia Named
“Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year”

Arizona BioIndustry Association (AZBio)

On Oct. 13, 2011, SynCardia was named "Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year" by the Arizona BioIndustry Association (AZBio). The award recognizes the for-profit bioscience company whose Arizona-based operations did the most to transform the world during the last 12 months.

According to AZBio CEO Joan Koerber-Walker, "SynCardia makes it possible for patients awaiting donor hearts to not only survive the wait but also to do so with flexibility and mobility, a feat of biomedical engineering that is world-changing for these patients."

Read SynCardia's Press Release | Read AZBio press release


ar-cfoSynCardia CFO Dena Richter Selected as a
Finalist for “CFO of the Year”

Financial Executives International

In November 2011, SynCardia’s CFO Dena Richter was selected as a finalist for “Private Company CFO of the Year” by Financial Executives International (FEI). The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

Read Dena's Bio | View full list of finalists

 

2010

 

ar-mtaaSynCardia’s Total Artificial Heart Wins
2010 Kerrin Rennie Award for Excellence
in Medical Technology

Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA)

On Sept. 15, 2010, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart was awarded the 2010 Kerrin Rennie Award for Excellence in Medical Technology by the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA). The Kerrin Rennie Award recognizes the innovative and extraordinary contribution of medical technology in improving health outcomes of Australian patients. St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney made headlines in August 2010 when it performed the Southern Hemisphere's first implant of the Total Artificial Heart. It was followed by a second implant less than two weeks later.

Read SynCardia Press Release | Read MTAA Press Release


ar-50compwatchSynCardia Named Among
50 Companies to Watch for 2010

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) Magazine

In June 2010, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine selected SynCardia as one of 50 Companies to Watch for 2010. MD+DI selected SynCardia because: “The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart is the only device of its kind with regulatory approval in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The device, meant for people dying from end-stage biventricular failure, works similar to a heart transplant in that it replaces both the right and left heart ventricles. Plus, there’s no waiting list like there is for donor hearts (the company has certified centers set up throughout the world).”

Read MD+DI Article | Read SynCardia Press Release


ar-mathersSynCardia's Total Artificial Heart Featured Among 100 Most Important Events in Human History

Mathers Museum of World Cultures
at Indiana University (IU)

On Oct. 23, 2010, a new exhibit featuring the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart titled "From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything," opened at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University (IU). The exhibit revolves around the 100 most important events in the "evolution of everything," including human, biological and planetary history.

"In the field of medical devices, the Total Artificial Heart represents life-saving technological innovation and remarkable scientific progress," said Kathy Schick, one of two IU anthropology professors who produced the long-term exhibit.

Read SynCardia Press Release | Visit Exhibit’s Website

*The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart was formerly known as the
SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart.

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