BOSTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR) ("InspireMD" or the "Company"), a leader in embolic protection systems ("EPS"), today announced that Professor Joachim Schofer, MD, at the Hamburg University Cardiovascular Center, will present the results of the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection using microNET) trial at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday September 16, 2014.
The detailed findings from the CARENET trial, which completed enrollment last month, will be presented at the TCT 2014 Innovation Session: Late Breaking Early Human Clinical Studies at 4:20 pm ET under the title "Evaluation of a PET Mesh Covered Stent in Patients with Carotid Artery Disease: Results of the First in Man CARENET Trial."
CARENET is a multi-specialty trial – including Interventional Cardiologists, Interventional Radiologists and Vascular Surgeons – assessing the peri-procedural safety and efficacy of CGuard systems in the treatment of carotid lesions. The trial evaluates data from traditional assessments carried out post-procedure and at 30 days to include MACE (death, stroke, myocardial infarction), and ipsilateral stroke (31 days to one year). In addition, DW-MRI (Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging) will be evaluated pre- and post-procedure and at 30 days, as well as ultrasound examination at 30 days and one year on every patient.
"The Innovation Session with late breaking trials updates at TCT showcases cutting-edge clinical studies from around the world," said Alan Milinazzo, CEO of InspireMD. "We are proud that the CARENET trial has been included in this exclusive session at TCT alongside other exciting new technologies. We look forward to sharing the results from the trial with medical professionals and those at the forefront of advances in interventional cardiovascular medicine globally."
The proprietary CGuard carotid embolic protection system uses the same MicroNet™ technology featured on the MGuard™ and MGuard Prime™ coronary embolic protection systems. The MicroNet technology is a single fiber knitted mesh wrapped on an open cell stent platform designed to trap debris that can dislodge and travel downstream after a patient is treated with traditional stenting methods. This technology seeks to protect patients from plaque debris and blood clots breaking off and which can lead to life threatening strokes. The size, or aperture, of the MicroNet 'pore' is only 150-180 microns in order to maximize protection against the potentially dangerous plaque and thrombus within the carotid artery.
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the world's largest educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For over 25 years, TCT has been the center of cutting-edge educational content. TCT showcases the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research.
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MGuard™ with 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™) and peripheral artery procedures. InspireMD's common stock is quoted on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR.
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