InspireMD’s CGuardTM Highlighted at the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Session at the EuroPCR 2016 Conference

BOSTON, MA – May 17, 2016 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR) (“InspireMD” or the “Company”), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS), neurovascular devices and thrombus management technologies, today announced that CGuardTM EPS reported positive results in PARADIGM-101, an investigator led clinical evaluation of the system for routine use in 101 consecutive, increased risk patients undergoing carotid artery stenting.  Principle investigator Prof. Piotr Musialek presented the results of the study at the EuroPCR 2016 Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Session in Paris, France.

PARADIGM-101 is Prof. Musialek’s clinical evaluation of the safety and periprocedural and 30 day clinical efficacy of routine use of the CGuardTM system in unselected carotid stenosis patients, building upon the earlier PARADIGM study.  The trial also assessed the CGuardTM system’s ability to minimize vessel narrowing after carotid stenting.

In the presentation, Prospective evaluation of all-comer percutaneous carotid revascularisation In symptomatic and increased-risk asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis using the MicroNet™-covered embolic prevention stent system in 101 consecutive patients: PARADIGM-101, Prof. Musialek’s key findings included:

  • CGuardTM delivery success was 99.1%. The clinical evaluation also found no device foreshortening or elongation;
  • Angiographic diameter stenosis or vessel narrowing was reduced from 83±9% to only 6.7±5% (p<0.001);
  • Periprocedural complications were 0%;
  • One event was adjudicated by the Clinical Events Committee as a minor stroke (0.9%), with no change in NIH Stroke Scale or modified Ranking scale;
  • At 30 days, no new events (0%) were noted by independent neurologist evaluation.


Prof. Musialek commented, “PARADIGM-101 supports the use of CGuardTM in a high risk, all comer population of patients with carotid artery stenosis, building upon the safety of the MicroNet™TM covered CGuardTM as a novel, therapeutic stent platform.  This latest data indicates that routine use of CGuardTM may prevent cerebral events – such as strokes – by holding plaque against the vessel wall, preventing emboli from being released into the blood stream.”  Prof. Musialek concluded, “On the basis of PARADIGM findings, CGuard may open a safe door for endovascular management to more than 90% of all-comer patients with carotid stenosis who require interventional treatment.”

EuroPCR is a leading course in interventional cardiovascular medicine, with over 12,000 attendees.

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PARADIGM is an investigator-initiated Prospective evaluation of All-comer peRcutaneous cArotiD revascularization In symptomatic and increased-risk asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, using CGuard™ Mesh-covered embolic prevention stent system.  At EuroPCR 2015, Dr. Musialek summarized the results of his PARADIGM evaluation of 71 CGuardTM procedures in unselected all-comer patients:  1) stent system success and procedure success rate of 100%; 2) periprocedural complications of 0%, and remained at 0% at 30 days; and 3) no MACNE occurred periprocedurally or at 30 days, by operator-independent neurologist and non-invasive cardiologist evaluation.

About CGuard™ EPS

The proprietary CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) uses the same MicroNet™ technology featured on the MGuard™ and MGuard Prime™ coronary Embolic Protection Systems.  The CGuard™ EPS is designed to prevent peri-procedural and late embolization by trapping potential emboli against the arterial wall while maintaining excellent perfusion to the external carotid artery and branch vessels.

MicroNet™ is a bio-stable mesh woven from a single strand of 20 micron Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET).

CGuard™ EPS is CE Marked and not approved for sale in the U.S. by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at this time.


About InspireMD, Inc.

InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MGuard™ with MicroNet™TM 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 (CGuardTM), neurovascular, and peripheral artery procedures.  InspireMD’s common stock is quoted on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR.


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