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Sep 10,2014

Data From RECOVER RIGHT Impella RP Trial to be Announced at TCT 2014

DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abiomed Inc. (Nasdaq:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, announced that data from RECOVER RIGHT, an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study of the Impella RP™ (Right Peripheral) System, will be released during the scientific sessions at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's (CRF) annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2014 scientific meeting.

The presentation, "A Prospective, Multicenter Study to Evaluate a New Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device for Right Ventricular Failure: The RECOVER RIGHT Study," will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16 in Room 147A at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The data will be presented during the session, Didactic Symposia: Interventional Innovation IV - Late-Breaking Early Human Clinical Studies and Reports, by William O'Neill, M.D., Co-Principal Investigator for the RECOVER RIGHT trial. Mark Anderson, M.D. is also Co-PrincipaI Investigator for the trial.

The Company is also announcing that it has completed its FDA submission of RECOVER RIGHT trial data for the Human Device Exemption (HDE) submission.

*The Impella RP is currently the subject of an investigational device exemption (IDE) clinical study and is limited by federal law to investigational use.


Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed, Inc., is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support. Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. For additional information please visit:


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         Aimee Genzler

         Director, Corporate Communications