Heartware International Inc was incorporated in Delaware on July 29, 2008 and became the successor issuer to HeartWare Limited, an Australian corporation, on November 13, 2008, as a result of the Australian Court approved redomiciliation of HeartWare Limited from Australia to Delaware. HeartWare is a medical device company engaged in developing implantable blood pumps for the treatment of advanced heart failure. The Company operates one reportable segment which includes the design, manufacture and marketing of medical devices for the treatment of advanced heart failure. The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System, which includes a left ventricular assist device, or blood pump, patient accessories and surgical tools, is designed to provide circulatory support for patients with advanced heart failure. Beyond the HeartWare System, the company is also evaluating its next device, the Miniaturized Ventricular Assist Device. The MVAD is based on the same technology platform as the HeartWare System but adopts an axial flow, rather than a centrifugal flow, configuration and is being developed in multiple configurations. The MVAD designs are currently at the preclinical stage and undergoing animal studies focused on minimally invasive implantation techniques and are each approximately one-third the size of the HVAD Pump. The Company's competitors in the implantable cardiac assist space include Thoratec Corporation, Jarvik Heart, Inc., MicroMed Cardiovascular, Berlin Heart GmbH, and Sunshine Heart, Inc. HEARTWARE, HVAD, MVAD, PAL, CIRCULITE, SYNERGY and various company logos are the trademarks of the Company, in the United States, Europe, Australia and other countries.