History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
Baxter Health Care Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation SCIMED
L-VAD Technology Inc.
McGowan Center for Artificial Organs
Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
Terumo R&D Center
Texas Heart Institute
Thoratec Laboratories Corporation
University of Michigan Extracorporeal Circulation Laboratory
University of Ottowa Heart Institute
University of Sao Paulo, Heart Institute, Bioengineering Division
University of Utah, Bioengineering Department
22 Cherry Hill Drive, Danvers, MA 01932
ABIOMED is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and sale of cardiac assist and heart replacement technologies. Their products include the ABIOMED BVS 5000, cardiac support system, that provides a patient's failing heart with full circulatory assistance while allowing the heart to rest, heal and recover its function. The BVS 5000 has been approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a bridge-to-recovery device for the treatment of all patients with potentially reversible heart failure. ABIOMED is currently developing the AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart, a totally implantable, battery-powered heart replacement device intended for patients with irreparably damaged hearts who are at risk of death due to acute myocardial infarction, chronic ischemic disease or some form of end-stage congestive heart failure, but whose vital organs otherwise remain viable.
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