InspireMD Celebrates Successful ICI 2010 Meeting; Long-Term Data Validates MGuard as Potentially Important Tool in Modern Acute MI Therapy

Distinguished Panel Chaired by Dr. Martin B. Leon, From Columbia University Medical Center, Discuss Advancement of MGuard

Dec 17, 2010, 07:00 ET from InspireMD

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, developer of the novel MGuard(TM), a combination of a coronary stent merged with an embolic protection specifically designed for Acute MI (AMI) patients, received significant exposure at the ICI, Innovations in Interventional Cardiology, meeting this week in Tel-Aviv. InspireMD presented long-term data, including two years of clinical follow-up, to support the Company's MGuard stent technology.

The highlight of the meeting was InspireMD's sponsored symposium "MGuard, New Evidence in Acute MI," chaired by Dr. Martin B. Leon from Columbia University Medical Center, USA and co-chaired by Professor Chaim Lotan from Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel. Members of the panel were Dr. Dariusz Dudek from Poland, Prof. Jacob George from Israel and Dr. Sigmund Silber from Germany.

At the symposium, Dr. Dudek presented for the first time, a new Meta analysis of MGuard in AMI, illuminating the low adverse cardiac events (MACE) results and the excellent cardiac perfusion results of MGuard. Dr. Apro from Hungary and Dr. Galasso from Italy presented compelling data of MGuard in Acute MI, including two years clinical follow-up and six months angiographic follow-up. The distinguished panel embraced the results and discussed the advancement of MGuard into becoming an important tool in modern AMI therapy. In addition, challenging MGuard cases were presented by Dr. Cafri from Israel, Dr. La Manna from Italy, and Dr. Sztejfman from Argentina.

"For the first time, we presented long-term Meta analysis to support our MGuard technology, and we shared this data with a large audience of influential industry leaders," commented Asher Holzer, Ph.D, President of InspireMD. "This data confirmed and validated our initial data, reinforcing our belief that MGuard represents a powerful tool for embolic protection and AMI treatment."

About MGuard(TM) Coronary

MGuard(TM) presents a novel combination of a coronary stent merged with an embolic protection specifically designed for Acute MI patients. The embolic protection is comprised of an ultra-thin polymer mesh sleeve that wraps the stent. The MGuard(TM) coronary stent provides permanent embolic protection, without affecting deliverability. MGuard(TM) is CE Mark approved. Mesh-based protection is now recommended for use in the recent Guidelines of the Task force of Myocardial Revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The MGuard(TM) innovative concept has enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome from leading interventional cardiologists around the world.

About InspireMD LTd.

InspireMD is an innovative medical device company focusing on the development and commercialization of its proprietary stent system technology, MGuard(TM). InspireMD intends to pursue applications of this technology in coronary, carotid and peripheral artery procedures.

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