October 31, 2008

Abiomed Second Fiscal Quarter 2009 Earnings and Conference Call Notification

Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD) announced today that on Monday, November 10, 2008, the Company will release second fiscal quarter 2009 results. The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Monday, November 10, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. ET. Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President will host the conference call.

To listen to the call live, please tune into the webcast via http://investor.abiomed.com or dial 800.510.9661; the international number is 617.614.3452. The access participant code is 88123665. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 10 a.m. ET on November 10, 2008 through 11:59 p.m. ET on November 24, 2008. The replay phone number is 888.286.8010; the international number is 617.801.6888. The replay access code is 78283777.


Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed, Inc., is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support to acute heart failure patients across the continuum of care in heart recovery. Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest, heal and recover by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. For additional information please visit: www.abiomed.com.


This Release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Abiomed's expected revenues and financial results. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements based upon a number of factors, including uncertainties associated with development, testing and related regulatory approvals, anticipated future losses, complex manufacturing, high quality requirements, dependence on limited sources of supply, competition, technological change, government regulation, future capital needs and uncertainty of additional financing, and other risks and challenges detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report filed on Form 10-K and recently filed Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this Release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.