InspireMD Announces the Publication of an Investigator Initiated Clinical Registry Reaffirming MGuardTM Prime as a Highly Effective Tool to Prevent Heart Damage in Coronary Artery Blockages with High Thrombotic Content

Study Entitled “Long term Outcomes of MGuard™ Stent Deployment in Saphenous Vein Grafts and Native Coronary Arteries: A Single Center Experience”

 Tel Aviv, Israel—June 7, 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 the publication of an independent clinical study entitled, “Long term Outcomes of MGuard™ Stent Deployment in Saphenous Vein Grafts and Native Coronary Arteries: A Single Center Experience,” in the Israel Medical Association Journal.

The study was published by the Department of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, affiliated with the Sacker Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. The study followed 163 consecutive patients who underwent MGuard™ stent deployment during the period 2009 to 2014. The MGuard™ stent was used in 67% of patients who underwent Saphenous Vein Grafts (SVG) procedure while 33% were treated for native coronary artery disease, the majority during ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in the latter group.

One of the lead authors, Dr. Ran Kornowski, commented: “Our study is one of the largest and longest running analysis of MGuard™ charting the outcomes of these patients for up to one year. We have found MGuard™ to be a highly effective solution to prevent no-reflow syndrome. No-reflow syndrome manifests itself by the absence of blood flow in the capillary system after a blocked coronary artery has been opened and is related to heart damage that may increase post-interventional mortality rates. Revascularization rates in the study were 7% in the native vessel group and 15% in the SVG group. In the native vessel group, this rate is satisfactory where the presence of thrombus and possible no-reflow syndrome is a major concern. In the SVG group, revascularization levels were comparable to drug eluting stents (DES) stents. We have thus concluded that the MGuardTM Prime stent remains a very effective treatment option in patients with Saphenous Vein Grafts and in STEMI patients with vessels with high thrombotic content.”

James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD, commented: “This study clearly shows that MGuard™ remains an important, potentially live saving tool in the treatment paradigm of STEMI with highly thrombotic lesions and Saphenous Vein Grafts, and is consistent with previous clinical trial results using MGuardTM Prime. This is an important message on the benefits of MGuard™ in treating complex coronary artery disease and we intend to continue to re-enforce this clinical data within the clinical community in the coming months.”

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 (MGuard™ Prime), 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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