Tel Aviv—May 1, 2017 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NSPR) (NYSE MKT:NSPR.WS) (“InspireMD” or the “Company”), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced it has signed an agreement with ab medica Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, (“ab medica GmbH”) a leading medical distributor in Germany, to distribute CGuard™ EPS (Embolic Prevention System).
James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD, commented, “ab medica GmbH is probably the leading distributor in the peripheral and vascular medical devices sector in Germany and this agreement is consistent with our new strategy of utlizing a direct distribution model focusing on regional distributors that have access to all of the key clinical specialties. Germany is the largest CAS market in Europe and, given the strong growth we saw in 2016 in the markets where this model has been in place and managed by InspireMD, we are very optimistic about the market potential for our product in Germany.”
Dr Georg Landsberg, CEO & Founder of ab medica GmbH, stated, “We are excited to partner with InspireMD to distribute CGuard in Germany. We are committed to building on the work done by InspireMD’s prior distributor in Germany and adding at least 50 new hospitals to our client list and thus more than doubling CGuard’s market presence and market share over the next twelve months. Our ability to include as yet untapped markets such as the Vascular Surgery segment in our sales efforts, makes us confident that we can add a new dynamic to the markerting of CGuard, which we believe will rapidly become the standard of care through its potential safety benefits.
Agustin Gago, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer of InspireMD, noted, “ab medica GmbH is an ideal partner as it has long standing relations with all the major Group Purchasing Organizations in Germany covering all the relevant clinical specialists that use carotid stents. ab medica also has established relationships with Germany’s top KOLs, including interventional neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists and interventional radiologists. ab medica will immediateliy assume all the existing accounts supported by our former distributor, with plans to at least double the number of centers utilizing our device in Germany over the next year.”
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary 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 MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS.
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