Abiomed Class-action Lawsuit Filed; Hagens Berman Advises Investors Of Jan. 15, 2013 Deadline

Hagens Berman, an investor-rights law firm is advising investors who purchased Abiomed, Inc. stock (NASDAQ:ABMD) between Aug. 5, 2011, and Oct. 31, 2012 (the “Class Period”) of the Jan. 15, 2013 deadline for moving to be lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action lawsuit against Abiomed Inc. (“Abiomed”) regarding alleged securities law violations. The deadline is only for those who wish to move for lead plaintiff in the proposed class action. The Court appoints as lead plaintiff the individual or group with the largest losses and who otherwise meets the requirements of an appropriate class representative.

The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 16, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleges that Abiomed, Inc. made false or misleading statements to investors regarding possible Food and Drug Administration concerns about the marketing of its flagship product, the Impella 2.5 system.

Investors with large losses who purchased or otherwise acquired Abiomed stock between Aug. 5, 2011, and Oct. 31, 2012, are encouraged to contact Hagens Berman to discuss moving for lead plaintiff in the case. Investors can contact Hagens Berman Partner Reed R. Kathrein, who is leading the firm’s investigation, by calling 510-725-3000 or by emailing ABMD@Hbsslaw.com.

On Nov. 1, 2012, Abiomed disclosed that the Department of Justice is investigating the marketing of the Impella 2.5 system, which is used to improve blood flow in heart surgery patients and represents a strong revenue source for the company.

Following the disclosure of the DOJ probe, Abiomed stock fell more than 30 percent. The stock continues to trade more than 25 percent below its Oct. 31, 2012 high of nearly $20.00.

“We have made substantial progress in our investigation concerning Abiomed’s conduct and failure to keep investors informed about the FDA’s concerns that it was marketing the Impella 2.5 off label and other matters,” said Mr. Kathrein. “Our investigation is continuing.”

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