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THERMO CARDIOSYSTEMS INC. ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

 WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Cardiosystems Inc. (AMEX: TCA) today reported revenues of $874,000 for the quarter ended Oct. 2, 1993, compared with $778,000 in 1992. Net income for the quarter was $112,000, compared with $81,000 in 1992.
 "During the third quarter, we received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to add three new transplant centers to our clinical study of the battery-powered left ventricular-assist device," said Victor L. Poirier, president of Thermo Cardiosystems. "The addition of these sites, each of which is already using the air-driven version of our LVAD, means we now have six sites in the U.S. qualified and approved to implant the electric device."
 Thermo Cardiosystems Inc. is a leader in research and development of implantable ventricular-assist devices. These devices are designed to perform substantially all or part of the pumping function of the left ventricle of the natural heart for patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. The company's devices are currently intended for investigational use only. Thermo Cardiosystems is a public subsidiary of Thermedics Inc.(AMEX: TMD) and Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO).
 Thermo Cardiosystems Inc. Financial Highlights
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 Oct. 2, Sept. 26, Oct. 2, Sept. 26,
 1993 1992 1993 1992
 Revenues $874,000 $778,000 $2,360,000 $1,860,000
 Inc. Bef.
 Inc. Taxes 124,000 95,000 272,000 78,000
 Net Inc. 112,000 81,000 235,000 42,000
 Earns. Per
 Share(a) .01 --- .01 ---
 Weighted Avg.
 Shares(a) 22,101,000 22,061,000 22,074,000 19,685,000
 (a)Share data has been adjusted for a two-for-one stok? split distributed November 1993.
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 /CONTACT: John Hatsopoulos of Thermo Electron, 617-622-1111/
 (TCA TMD TMO)


CO: Thermo Electron Corporation; Thermo Cardiosystems Inc.;
 Thermedics Inc. ST: Massachusetts IN: MTC SU: ERN


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