‘World’s smallest heart pump’ company lands big government contract with VA

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Veterans to receive additional mental health helpThe product Abiomed (ABMD) has deemed to be the “world’s smallest heart pump” will be included on the Veterans Affairs‘ Federal Supply Schedule. The Danvers, Mass.-based announced today it’s landed a federal contract to make its Impella platform available through an automated online database to about 169 VA’s facilities and 42 Department of Defense hospitals in the United States, according to a company press release.

According to the release, veterans are significantly more likely than non-veterans to have two or more chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

“”This is a significant opportunity that will allow federal medical facilities to reach even more U.S. military veterans with our Impella technology,” said Michael Minogue, president and CEO of Abiomed.

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Lindsey Alexander is an Indiana-based freelance writer and editor covering the medical device industry. She earned a degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master's from Purdue.
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