September 13, 2007 - The Edwards Lifesciences Corp., a supplier of products and technologies to treat advanced cardiovascular disease, today announced it will donate $5 million to The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, CA, to establish The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, supporting the new center’s objective of researching and developing the next generation of cardiovascular devices.
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.
Edwards’ gift to UC Irvine comes from The Edwards Lifesciences Fund, which supports advancements in knowledge and improvements in quality of life to help those affected by cardiovascular disease, particularly in the communities where the company’s employees live and work.
For more information: www.edwards.com