Sutter appointed to Abiomed board
Abiomed has appointed Martin P. Sutter to its board of directors.

The company said that Sutter is one of the two founding managing directors of Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm with nearly $3 billion under management. Sutter has more than 30 years of management experience in operations, marketing, finance and venture capital.

Sutter currently serves on the board of directors of BioForm Medical, LaJolla Pharmaceuticals, and LifeCell, which is in the process of being acquired by Kinetic Concepts, according to the Danvers, Mass.-based Abiomed.