ABIOMED was founded more than two decades ago with a singular mission – to make real the day when heart failure need not mean the end of life or the ability to enjoy life. The company develops, manufactures and markets innovative heart assist and replacement systems.
In 2001, ABIOMED made history when Mr. Robert Tools, a 58 year old telephone company employee and teacher suffering from late stage heart failure, was successfully implanted with the first completely self-contained replacement heart: the AbioCor®. The ongoing AbioCor clinical trial has demonstrated that a replacement heart capable of sustaining a satisfactory quality of life is attainable, and not a distant dream.
ABIOMED is also the only company in the circulatory support market offering a system designed for the best outcome of all: recovery. Thousands of patients with failing hearts have been put on our BVS® 5000 and AB5000™ circulatory support systems and either recovered, returning to their normal lives untethered by devices, or received heart support and improved organ function until they received a transplant.