Tel Aviv, Israel— June 11, 2018 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER:NSPR), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced that its CGuard™ MicroNet™ covered Embolic Prevention System (EPS) was successfully featured in a live case transmission on June 8th to the 2nd DGA Interventional Congress of the DGA-Akademie GmbH, the academy for vascular medicine in Hamburg, Germany.
The focus of this angiology congress is presentation and objective discussion of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in arterial and venous disease among leading endovascular physicians, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and interventional neuroradiologists from across Europe.
Dr. Ralf Langhoff, Medical Director of Angiology/Vascular Medicine, St. Gertrauden-Krankenhaus in Berlin, performed a challenging live endovascular procedure on a 77 year-old male patient with 80% restenosis of the right internal carotid artery following surgical endarterectomy in 2017, which is considered the current gold standard. The procedure featured CGuard™ EPS and was transmitted real time to the congress.
Dr. Langhoff commented, “CGuard™ EPS is becoming an important tool for the treatment of patients with carotid artery disease. The patented MicroNet™ technology offers plaque protection, while the product exhibits no foreshortening and delivers excellent conformability. The live case we performed went extremely well and clearly highlights the advantages of CGuard™ EPS in the treatment of carotid artery disease. CGuard™ EPS is making carotid artery stenting an increasingly viable alternative to the surgical carotid endarterectomy procedure.”
“It is an honor to have our technology featured at this leading industry conference by Dr. Ralf Langhoff, one of the premier vascular interventionalists in Europe,” commented James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD. “The DGA Interventional Congress is one of the most prominent conferences in the field of vascular surgery and interventional medicine featuring new developments in therapeutic strategies and technologies, and brings together top key opinion leaders from around the world.”
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.
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