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Edwards Lifesciences Grants UC Irvine $5 Million to Establish the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology
Date:9/12/2007

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), a world leader in products and technologies to treat advanced cardiovascular disease, today announced its $5 million multi-year grant to The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine to establish The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology. This new center is focused on researching and developing the next generation of cardiovascular devices.

"We are proud to partner with a neighbor that is as accomplished and committed to excellence as UC Irvine to establish a center devoted to cardiovascular technology research," said Michael A. Mussallem, Edwards Lifesciences' chairman and CEO. "This grant is a testament to our dedication to providing innovative solutions for people fighting cardiovascular disease, as well as our commitment to strengthening the communities in which we live and work."

The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology will promote interaction and collaboration between students, faculty members and experts by incorporating both undergraduate and graduate programs related to heart and vascular diseases. The center will also provide a training environment for hosting prominent experts in the field of cardiovascular technology. It will be located in a new building on the UC Irvine campus scheduled for completion in August 2009.

"We are pleased to closely collaborate with Edwards Lifesciences, an international leader in cardiovascular technology, to develop a center that combines exceptional faculty, resources and tools to advance this evolving field," said Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, dean of The Henry Samueli School
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