Presentations Highlight Potential for CGuard™ to Improve
Management of Carotid Artery Disease and Prevent Stroke
BOSTON, MA – October 27, 2016 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR, NSPR.WS) (“InspireMD” or the “Company”), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS), neurovascular devices and thrombus management technologies, today announced that 12-month follow up data from PARADIGM-101, an investigator led clinical trial evaluating the Company’s CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS), will be discussed in two presentations at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 scientific symposium, taking place October 29 – November 2 in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
PARADIGM-101 is a clinical study evaluating the use of CGuard™ EPS in 101 consecutive patients with carotid artery stenosis (CAS). The study included patients with symptoms of CAS as well as asymptomatic patients who had an increased risk of stroke.
Prof. Piotr Musialek, MD, DPhil, FESC, from the Jagiellonian University Department of Cardiac & Vascular Diseases in Krakow, Poland, will deliver an oral presentation titled “Twelve-month Safety and Efficacy of CGuard™ Micronet-Covered Embolic Prevention Stent System Routine Use to Perform Carotid Revascularization in Symptomatic and Increased-Stroke-Risk Asymptomatic Patients: The Carotid Revascularization PARADIGM All-Comer Prospective Academic Study”.
Adam Mazurek, MD, also from the Jagiellonian University Department of Cardiac & Vascular Diseases John Paul II Hospital will present additional analysis of PARADIGM-101 data in a poster titled “Highly Calcific Carotid Lesions Endovascular Revascularizaton Using a Novel Dual-layer Carotid Stent System CGuard™: Analysis from the PARADIGM Study” (Abstract #796).
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. Dr. Musialek previously presented data from the PARADIGM study, which comprised 71 CGuard™ EPS procedures in unselected all-comer patients, at EuroPCR 2015. These data showed a 100% success rate for the CGuard System and the placement procedure. Additionally, there were no procedure-related complications during CGuard placement or at 30 days post procedure. Similarly, there were or major adverse cardiac or neurological events, as determined by operator-independent neurologist and non-invasive cardiologist evaluation, during CGuard placement or at the 30-day time point.
About CGuard™ EPS
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.
Carotid stenosis is a narrowing of the carotid arteries, the major arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the brain. This narrowing results from a buildup of plaque inside the blood vessel and reduces blood flow to the brain. The presence of plaque in the blood vessel can also cause the development of blood clots, which may also reduce blood flow to the brain. In some cases, plaque may rupture or dislodge from the vessel wall and block smaller downstream arteries. Patients with carotid stenosis have an increased risk of stroke as a result of cerebral embolism and decreased blood flow to the brain.
Patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis are typically treated by placement of a stent inside the blood vessel in order to re-open the carotid artery and improve blood flow to the brain. InspireMD’s CGuardTM EPS uses the company’s patented MicroNet™ technology to provide the revascularization benefits of a stent with a mesh “safety net” that secures the plaque against the blood vessel’s arterial wall and thereby prevents plaque and other debris from flowing through the stent’s scaffold.
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNetTM 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 and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS.
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