Providence, RI (PRWEB) August 10, 2011
Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software test tools for safety-critical embedded systems, announced today that Terumo Heart has selected the VectorCAST platform to support continuous improvement and ensure software quality on their life-saving DuraHeart™ Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) device.
“Terumo Heart is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare for heart failure patients worldwide,” said Mr. William Pinon, President and CEO for Terumo Heart, Inc. “Our primary focus is the development, clinical evaluation and commercialization of the DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist System.”
The DuraHeart LVAS is an implantable device that combines patented magnetic levitation and centrifugal pump technologies to assist the left side of the heart in pumping blood. The DuraHeart LVAS improves circulation throughout the body; decreasing the risk of cell damage and its associated complications. The DuraHeart LVAS carries a CE Mark and is currently available for sale in Japan and Europe. The DuraHeart LVAS is limited to investigational use only in the United States.
“Medical Device companies continue to adopt VectorCAST to demonstrate due diligence and help them achieve compliance with FDA and ISO 62304 guidelines,” said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer for Vector Software. “Vector Software is proud to be chosen by Terumo Heart. We are committed to developing and supporting embedded testing solutions that improve software quality and reliability.”
About Vector Software, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Vector Software is the leading provider of automated software testing tools for developers of safety critical embedded applications. Vector Software’s VectorCAST line of products, automate and manage the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing. The VectorCAST tools support the C, C++, and Ada programming languages.
Vector Software’s Product Family
Modified Condition / Decision Coverage (MC/DC) module
DO-178B and FDA Qualification Packages
More information about the products offered by Vector Software can be found at: http://www.vectorcast.com/software-testing-products
About Terumo Heart, Inc.
Terumo Heart, Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Terumo Corporation with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in
Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company’s focus is the innovation and introduction of products to improve the quality of healthcare for heart failure patients. Terumo Corporation, located in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading developer, manufacturer and global marketer of a wide array of medical products. DuraHeart is limited to investigational use only in the United States, and is CE marked in Europe. For more information visit http://www.terumoheart.com