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InspireMD’s CGuard EPS Prominently Featured at the 10th International Congress of the Polish Society for Vascular Surgery


Study results presented from 46 patients treated over two years with zero complications

President of the Polish Society for Vascular Surgery presented clinical cases illustrating the advantages of CGuard EPS

Tel Aviv, Israel, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER: NSPR), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced that study results on its CGuard™ EPS were presented at the 10th International Congress of the Polish Society for Vascular Surgery by Dr. Jan Jakub Kesik. Dr Kesik, from Lublin Medical University Hospital, presented an overview study of his experience with CGuard™ EPS, which included 46 patients with 100% procedural success, 0% clinical complications, 0% MACNE, and 0% instent restenosis. The presentation featured the advantages of the CGuard™ EPS covered with the company’s proprietary MicroNet™ PET fiber versus the metallic dual layer Roadsaver® and other conventional carotid stents.

Additionally, Prof. Piotr Szopiński, President of the Polish Society for Vascular Surgery also spoke about his positive experiences with CGuard™ EPS and presented pre-recorded illustrative carotid procedures performed with the product. The Company’s local distributor in Poland, Arteriae Sp., also hosted a booth that featured CGuard™ EPS at the conference that was well attended.

“We are pleased with the continued and growing favorable response to CGuard™ EPS by vascular surgeons as was seen at the 10th International Congress of the Polish Society for Vascular Surgery,” commented James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD. “We appreciate the support from Dr. Kesik and Professor Szopiński who are both vascular surgeons and highlighted the advantages of CGuard™ EPS in their respective presentations.  Dr. Kesik’s study, which included 46 patients with zero complications, adds to the growing body of evidence supporting the advantages of CGuard™ EPS versus conventional and alternative stents.  This is just another example of how CGuard™ EPS is becoming a primary solution for surgeons who might otherwise be considering surgery for their patients with carotid artery disease.”

The 10th International Congress of the Polish Society for Vascular Surgery is one of the premier European medical conferences covering the field of vascular surgery with over 400 attendees.  The event was hosted by the Polish Society of Vascular Surgery, an organization aimed at advancements in the field of vascular surgery, dissemination of knowledge and the exchange of experiences among individuals and organizations in the field.

About InspireMD, Inc.

InspireMD seeks to utilize its patented MicroNet™ technology to make its products the industry standard for embolic protection and to provide a superior solution to the key clinical issues of current stenting in patients with a high risk of distal embolization, no reflow and major adverse cardiac events.

InspireMD intends to pursue applications of this MicroNet technology in coronary, carotid (CGuard™), neurovascular, and peripheral artery procedures. InspireMD's common stock is quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS.

Forward-looking Statements

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 InspireMD, Inc.

Craig Shore

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 1-888-776-6804 FREE

Email: craigs@inspiremd.com  


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David Waldman

Phone: (212) 671-1021

Email: NSPR@crescendo-ir.com

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