Professor Pierfrancesco Veroux treated a patient
with carotid artery disease using CGuard™ EPS
Tel Aviv, Israel— December 18, 2017 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER:NSPR), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced that CGuardTM EPS was once again prominently featured in a live clinical case at an industry conference. Professor Pierfrancesco Veroux, Head of Vascular Surgery and Transplant Center, Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele di Catania, performed the live procedure featuring the CGuard™ EPS at ENDOGRAFT. ENDOGRAFT is the Endovascular Global Roman Arterial Featured Therapies conference, which was held from December 14th-16th, 2017 in Rome. The case was transmitted real time to the entire congress on December 15, 2017. Professor Veroux is also a President of the conference.
The ENDOGRAFT conference is an international and multidisciplinary conference dedicated to the treatment of complex vascular diseases. The conference brings together endovascular specialists including vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, radiologists and neurologists from around the world.
Professor Veroux commented, “The CGuard™ EPS performed extremely well during the live procedure, and I believe this technology should become standard-of-care given the strong supporting clinical data which demonstrates the MicroNet™ technology’s ability to reduce the risk of post-procedural embolism and stroke.”
“We were honored to have Professor Veroux feature CGuard™ and the MicroNet™ technology in a live case transmission at the ENDOGRAFT conference,” said James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD. “We continue to see that key opinion leaders across all clinical specialties not only want to use CGuard™ EPS to treat their patients suffering from carotid artery disease, but are also demonstrating its benefits to other physicians. We are especially gratified to have our technology featured so prominently at this leading industry conference by a surgeon of Professor Veroux’s caliber and reputation. While most of these conferences have a limited amount of live transmissions, CGuard™ is being chosen by these thought leaders once again.”
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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