Tel Aviv, Israel— June 20, 2018 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER:NSPR), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced that CGuard™ EPS was featured at the SBHCI Congress, sponsored by the Brazilian Society of Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology, which took place in Curitiba, Brazil from June 13-15, 2018. The Congress hosted approximately 1,200 participants including doctors from across Brazil and Central and South America.
As part of the scientific sessions, Dr. Antonio Micari, MD, PhD of Maria Cecilia Hospital, in Cotignola, Italy, presented “How to Minimize Complications, the Safe Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS), Step by Step.” Dr. Micari discussed the importance of selecting the right type of stent to minimize the risks of complications in CAS procedures. He presented CGuard™ EPS as the carotid embolic protection stent system of choice. In addition to his presentation he also showed a challenging and successful case that utilized the CGuard™ EPS which employs the company’s patented MicroNet™ PET fiber and SmartFitTM Technology.
“We are pleased to have had CGuard™ EPS featured so prominently at the SBHCI Congress in Brazil, which included over a thousand attendees from across Central and South America,” commented James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD. “We particularly appreciate the continued support from Dr. Micari from Maria Cecilia hospital, one of the leading endovascular surgery facilities in Italy and one of the leaders in the world doing more than 40,000 endovascular procedures per year. Regional congresses such as SBHCI are central to our strategy as we expand our footprint and generate awareness among both key opinion leaders and leading physicians in Latin America.”
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its patented 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 and NSPR.WSB.
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