InspireMD Provides Highlights from Recent Presentations and Live Case Transmission at LINC 2022

Successful live case transmission again demonstrated CGuard’s™ differentiated patient protection features and ease of use

Tel Aviv, Israel — June 9, 2022 – InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke, today provided the following highlights from multiple presentations and live case transmission, all featuring its CGuard™ Embolic Prevention Stent System, from LINC 2022, which was held June 6-9.

“Our participation and presentations at this years’ LINC conference allowed us to demonstrate the compelling features of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention Stent System that we believe are building a new standard of care in carotid revascularization,” said Marvin Slosman, chief executive officer of InspireMD. “Of particular note, CGuard™ was featured in a very successful live case that clearly demonstrated the advantages of optimal vessel conformability with sustainable MicroNet™ mesh protection for best patient outcomes. LINC remains an important medical congress, and our growing presence year after year is a clear reflection of our progress and growing market leadership in carotid stenting and stroke prevention”

Highlights of this year’s LINC presentations include:
Title: CGuard Live case transmission from Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
Operators: Dr Andrej Schmidt and Dr Andreas Fischer
The live case was conducted by Dr. Andrej Schmidt and Dr. Andreas Fischer, interventional Angiologists at University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany. The patient was a 62 year old asymptomatic male with progressive and calcified internal carotid critical stenosis. The procedure was successfully performed with the 10mm x 30mm CGuard™ EPS, obtaining an excellent angiographic result.

• Following the procedure, Dr. Schmidt commented, “The CGuard EPS stent has superb conformability with its open cell design and having the MicroNet™ mesh technology gives my patient the greatest protection available in carotid stenting.”
Title: Randomized Controlled Trial of a First-Generation Carotid Stent vs. the MicroNet™-Covered Stent: 12-Month Outcomes
Presenter: Savr Bugurov
This presentation highlighted key secondary endpoint data from the Randomized Control Trial comparing the MicroNet™TM covered stent (CGuard) versus first generation open cell Abbott’s Acculink™ stent.
Key highlights include:
• The cumulative incidence of death, stroke or myocardial infarction (DSMI) at 1 year for Abbott Acculink N=5 (10%) versus InspireMD’s CGuard N=1 (2%).
• The incidence of restenosis or vessel occlusion at 1 year for Abbott’s Acculink N=4 (8%) versus InspireMD N=0 (0%).
• Conclusion: In the randomized controlled study, 12-month outcomes showed in the Acculink™ stent a higher prevalence of death, stroke, MI (DSMI), restenosis / vessel occlusion, when compared with the CGuard MicroNet™ protected stent arm.
Title: MicroNet™-Covered Stent in Stroke Prevention and Treatment: New Evidence
Presenter: Piotr Musialek
PARADIGM-500 includes 500 patients enrollment with 533 procedures performed; the largest all-comer single-center registry of neuroprotected CGuard carotid artery stenting procedures.
• Peri-procedural events (within 48 hours of procedure) were 3 events (2 minor strokes and 1 MI, no death or major stroke (N=3 (0.56%)).
• At 30 days there were no strokes, but 2 deaths resulting in a cumulative total 30-day DSMI rate of N=5 (0.94%)
• At 12 months no major ipsilateral stroke
• At 12 months in stent restenosis/target lesion revascularization (duplex ultrasound follow up) of N=2 (0.41%)
• Piotr Musialek concluded by stating, “Competent carotid artery stenting, with a tailored use of the access route (transfemoral, transradial, transcarotid), tailored use of a proximal/distal embolic protection device, and a 100% embolic prevention stent use shows unprecedented safety and efficacy in asymptomatic and increased-stroke-risk asymptomatic patients.”
Title: Stent properties and vessel adaptability: could these factors influence procedural outcomes?1
Presenter: Matteo Stefanini
• CGuard was the only stent which maintained the original vessel morphology while the compared stents, Wallstent and Roadsaver significantly altered the vessel shapes.
• The investigator concluded that CGuard optimizes conformability compared to Wallstent and RoadSaver stents.

About LINC
LINC, the LEIPZIG INTERVENTIONAL COURSE is strongly committed to contribute to a systematic scientific evaluation and interdisciplinary discussion of new methods in the field of vascular medicine, allowing conclusions for daily interventional practice. LINC is an interdisciplinary live course, designed to provide a global platform, permitting the discussion of the “vascular patients” by integrating colleagues of different specialties from around the world who are performing endovascular interventions.
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About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet™® technology to make its products the industry standard for carotid stenting by providing outstanding acute results and durable, stroke-free, long-term outcomes. InspireMD’s common stock is quoted on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol NSPR.
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