Recognized for Successful Introduction of New and Innovative Products, with Emphasis on Quality and Customer Value
BOSTON, MA – July 7, 2015 — InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR) (“InspireMD” or the “Company”), a leader in embolic protection systems (“EPS”), a leader in embolic protection systems (“EPS”), today announced that its MGuard Prime™ Embolic Protection System integrated with MicroNet™ has received the Frost & Sullivan 2015 European Coronary Stent New Product Innovation Award. Through active market research efforts, Frost & Sullivan’s global team of analysts and consultants recognize the successful introduction of new and innovative products, with emphasis on quality and customer value.
Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Parthasarathy Raghava stated, “While significant improvements in clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions have been achieved with the use of coronary stents, distal embolization remains a major complication, resulting in poorer functional recovery and adverse outcomes. However, our market research activities noted that InspireMD’s MGuard Prime™ with MicroNet™ addresses this challenge with its innovative design to trap and seal thrombus and plaque against the vessel wall, helping prevent distal embolization, while optimizing flow and ensuring excellent deliverability. We are pleased to confer this Innovation Award on InspireMD.”
MGuard Prime™ is a Cobalt Chromium stent wrapped in MicroNet™. MicroNet™ is a bio-stable mesh woven from a single strand of 20 micrometers Polyethylene Terephthalate.
Alan Milinazzo, CEO of InspireMD commented, “We are honored to receive the Frost & Sullivan 2015 European Coronary Stent New Product Innovation Award, supporting our efforts to develop and commercialize embolic protection stent systems that improve patient outcomes by leveraging our proprietary MicroNet™ technology.
“We look forward to further enhancements to our coronary platform, including strategic partnerships in the development of a drug eluting stent system.” Mr. Milinazzo continued, “We are also in active development of new applications for our MicroNet™ technology, in addition to MGuard™ and our carotid system, CGuard™, bringing innovation to treatment programs in the neurovascular and peripheral markets.”
For more information about InspireMD and the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, or The Coronary Stent Industry Research Report, visit www.inspiremd.com/en/investors/investor-relations/.
About Frost & Sullivan
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About MGuard Prime™ EPS
MGuard Prime™ EPS, integrated with MicroNet™, is designed to trap and seal thrombus and ruptured plaque, preventing distal embolization. While offering superior performance relative to standard stents in STEMI patients with regard to ST segment resolution, MGuard Prime™ requires no change in current physician practice – an important factor in time-critical settings.
About CGuard™ EPS
The proprietary CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) uses the same MicroNet™ technology featured on the MGuard™ and MGuard Prime™ coronary Embolic Protection Systems. The CGuard™ EPS is designed to prevent peri-procedural and late embolization by trapping potential emboli against the arterial wall while maintaining excellent perfusion to the external carotid artery and branch vessels.
MGuard™ EPS and CGuard™ EPS are CE Marked and are not approved for sale in the U.S. by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at this time.
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MGuard™ with 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.
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