InspireMD’s CGuard™ Carotid Embolic Prevention System Featured in Live Case at Cracow Vascular Summit 2017 in Poland

Prof. Waclaw Kuczmik performed successful case treating a patient with carotid artery disease with CGuard™ EPS in Katowice Clinical Hospital

Tel Aviv, Israel – October 25, 2017 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER:NSPR) (NYSE AMER:NSPR.WS), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced that Prof. Waclaw Kuczmik, Head of the Vascular Surgery Department of Katowice Clinical Hospital N 7 and his team, performed a live endovascular interventional procedure featuring the CGuard™ EPS at the 4th Edition of the Cracow Vascular Summit (CVS). The case was transmitted real time to the entire congress. Professor Kuczmik is one of the Course Directors of the Cracow Vascular Summit.  

The Cracow Vascular Summit and 2nd Meeting of Polish Foreign Vascular Specialists is an international and multidisciplinary conference dedicated to the treatment of complex vascular diseases that took place from October 19-21, 2017. Bringing together endovascular specialists including vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, radiologists and neurologists from Western and Eastern Europe and North America, CVS is a global forum for sharing within and between interventional communities on several topics including limb ischemia, carotid interventions, stroke, clinical trials in endovascular interventions, venous, aortic and endovascular practice building and live satellite transmissions from catheterization labs and hybrid rooms (procedure rooms that are equipped to perform catheter interventions and surgery at the same time) where complex peripheral and aortic interventions are performed live.

Professor Kuczmik commented, “The CGuard™ EPS Carotid System performance was excellent in an extremely challenging case in which we treated a patient with bilateral carotid occlusions. The procedure showcased by us at CVS 2017 shows CGuard™ to have superior flexibility and apposition qualities. This, in conjunction with its ability to prevent embolization with its MicroNet™ technology allowed me to undertake this procedure which I would not have done with any other stent.”

“We are truly honored and grateful to have Professor Kuczmik, as one of the leading vascular surgeons in Europe, broadcast a live case treating a patient with carotid artery disease using CGuardTM. We believe the selection of a clinical case conducted with CGuardTM by the CVS 2017 organizers further illustrates the growing interest and support for our technology,” said James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD.

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 American under the ticker symbol NSPR and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS.

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