InspireMD’s CGuard™ Carotid Embolic Prevention System to be Featured at ICCA Stroke 2017 in Moscow, Russia

BOSTON, MA—March 23, 2017 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NSPR) (NYSE MKT:NSPR.WS) (“InspireMD” or the “Company”), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS), neurovascular devices and thrombus management technologies, today announced that its CGuard™ Carotid Embolic Prevention System will be featured at the ICCA Stroke 2017 to be held March 24th-25th at the Vishnevskiy Institute of Surgery of the Ministry of Public Health in Moscow, Russia.

ICCA Stroke is an interdisciplinary and interactive course with leading experts in the field, recorded cases, step by step presentations, debates and hands-on workshops on catheter-based treatment of acute stroke.

Sessions featuring CGuard™ will include:


When: March 24th, 10:45 – 11:45

Where: Main Area

Symposium: CGuard Embolic Prevention Stent System – A new paradigm in carotid stenting 

Moderator: Horst Sievert, MD / Panagiotis Papanagiotou, MD
Panelist: Piotr Musialek, MD /  Ivo Petrov, MD / Bernhard Reimers, MD/ Sergey V. Volkov MD / Christian Wissgott, MD

CGuard Embolic Prevention System (EPS) – Routine use in carotid revascularization for stroke prevention: accumulating clinical evidence
Speaker: Piotr Musialek, MD, MD, DPhil, FESC, from the Jagiellonian University Department of Cardiac & Vascular Diseases in Krakow, Poland

Clinical results and mechanical properties of a Novel Dual Layer Carotid Stent
Speaker: Christian Wissgott, MD, Assistant Director at Westkustenklinikum, Heide, Germany

CGuard challenging cases 

Case 1
Speaker: Ivo Petrov, MD

Case 2
Speaker: Sergey V. Volkov, MD

Case 3
Speaker: Bernhard Reimers, MD

When: March 24th, 14:45 – 15:45

Where: Main Area


Session 5: Case examples of carotid stenting and acute stroke interventions

Moderator: Klaus Mathias, MD/ Bagrat Alekyan, MD
Panelist: Iris Grunwald, MD / Kenneth Snyder, MD / Alexander Drofa, MD

Complex Carotid Stent Case

Speaker: Piotr Musialek, MD


The CGuard™ Carotid Embolic Prevention System will also be featured at InspireMD’s Booth throughout the event.

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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