ABIOMED, founded in 1981, is one of the leading developers, manufacturers and marketers of heart support and recovery products. The company manufactures and sells two models of temporary heart assist products. Its AB5000 Circulatory Support System is a heart assist product designed to provide enhanced patient mobility within and between medical centers, to facilitate patient ambulation, and provide enhanced features and ease to use for caregivers. The firm s BVS 5000 Biventricular Support System is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a bridge-to-recovery device for temporary treatment of patients with failing but potentially recoverable hearts. ABIOMED is located in Danvers, Mass.