Abiomed Inc is a Delaware corporation incorporated on June 4, 1987. The Company is engaged in providing mechanical circulatory support devices and it offers a continuum of care in heart recovery to heart failure patients. The Company develops, manufactures and markets proprietary products that are designed to enable the heart to rest, heal and recover by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping function of the heart. Its products are used in the cardiac catheterization lab, or cath lab, by interventional cardiologists and in the heart surgery suite by heart surgeons for patients who are in need of hemodynamic support prophylactically or emergently before, during or after angioplasty or heart surgery procedures. The Companys product portfolio includes; Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella RP, AB5000, Symphony, and Impella 5.0 & Impella LD. The Companys Impella 2.5 catheter is a percutaneous micro heart pump with an integrated motor and sensors for use mainly in interventional cardiology. The device is designed mainly for use by interventional cardiologists to support patients in the cath lab who may require assistance to maintain their circulation. The Impella 5.0 catheter and Impella LD are percutaneous micro heart pumps with integrated motors and sensors for use mainly in the heart surgery suite. These devices are designed to support patients who require higher levels of circulatory support as compared to the Impella 2.5. The Impella RP is a percutaneous catheter-based axial flow pump that is designed to allow greater than four liters of flow per minute and to provide the flow and pressure needed to compensate for right heart failure. The Company manufactures & sells the AB5000 Circulatory Support System for the temporary support of acute heart failure patients in profound shock, including patients suffering from cardiogenic shock after a heart attack, post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock, or myocarditis. The Company faces competition from Getinge (Maquet Cardiovascular), Teleflex Inc., Thoratec Corporation, HeartWare International Inc., Jarvik Heart, Terumo Heart, Inc. and CardiacAssist Inc. The Companys business is subject to extensive federal, state, local and foreign regulation.