InspireMD to Announce Six-Month Results from the MGuard™ Embolic Protection Stent (EPS) MASTER Trial at EuroPCR

May 16, 2013, 17:24 ET from InspireMD, Inc.

BOSTON and TEL AVIV, Israel, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

 -Strong Conference Presence to Include Presentations/Educational
Events Featuring the MGuard™ Embolic Protection Stent-

 - Company to Host Conference Call on Thursday, May 23rd to Review MASTER Data -

InspireMD, Inc. ("InspireMD" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: NSPR), the leader in embolic protection stents, today announced a robust schedule of educational events and data presentations at EuroPCR, culminating in the first presentation of 6-month results from the MASTER (MGuardfor Acute STElevation Reperfusion) trial of the Company's MGuard™ Embolic Protection Stent (EPS).

EuroPCR is the official annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and takes place in Paris, at the Palais Des Congrès,from May 21-24, 2013.

Gregg W. Stone M.D., the MASTERstudy chairman and the Director of the Cardiovascular Research and Education Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, said, "In these STEMI patients, embolic protection is an unmet need that is not addressed by current bare metal or drug eluting coronary stents. The clinical evidence supporting the benefits of using the MGuard EPS stent in STEMI patientscontinues to grow. This year's EuroPCR meeting will add important new data underlining the protective benefits of MGuard EPS six months post-procedure."

Inspire MD STEMI Symposium

Thursday, May 23, 2013

12:00 CET, Room 242AB

The Embolic Protection Stent - Beyond current techniques:

A More Effective Solution in STEMI Primary PCI

The InspireMD symposium will be chaired by Jean Fajadet, M.D.,Co-Director, Interventional Cardiology Unit, Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France and Jose P. S. Henriques M.D., Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands. Additional speakers include Drs., Antonio Colombo, Ran Kornowski, Chaim Lotan and Sigmund Silber. The highlight of the symposium will be the first presentation of 6-month results from the MASTER (MGuard for Acute STElevation Reperfusion) trial of the Company's MGuard™ Embolic Protection Stent (EPS).

A summary of additional MGuard EPS educational events and data presentations at EuroPCR follows. All times are in Central European Time. In addition to attending these presentations, EuroPCR participants can learn more about MGuard EPS at the InspireMD booth (#P14).

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

12:30-14:00 Interventional strategies for thrombus management in STEMI, Room 253

13:45-13:55 The use of self-expanding stents and mesh-based stents by D. Dudek

14:30-15:30 Use of adjunctive imaging during PCI in ACS, Room 342B

14:45-14:55 OCT guided treatment of persistent thrombus in a mesh-covered stent, by A. Thury

15:30-16:30 Primary PCI for STEMI: prevention of thrombus embolism, Room 253

16:00-16:10 The use of an embolic protection stent in a STEMI case of recurrent no-reflow

16:15-16:25 Mesh-covered stent for STEMI patient: patent side branch after stent coverage

16:45-18:15 Clot, too much clot, new clots: primary PCI for STEMI, Room 253

17:15-17:25 Resolving a blinded primary PCI by C. Cafri

18:00-18:10 The use of an embolic protection stent in a highly thrombotic STEMI case by B. Varshitzky

16:45-18:15 How to prevent distal embolization during PCI of diseased saphenous vein graft, Room 352A

17:30-17:40 The use of an embolic protection stent in a complex STEMI saphenous vein graft case, by I. Herz

18:00-18:10 Treating in-stent restenosis in saphenous vein graft with embolic protection stent, by I. Herz

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

14:10-15:40 Interactive case corner #7

Integrated approach with OCT, mesh-covered stent and drug-eluting balloon for late failure of DES by M.F. Brancati

16:45-18:15 Moderated posters 3

17:51-18:15 Efficacy of an embolic protection stent as a function of symptom onset to balloon time in STEMI patients: a MASTER trial sub studyby D. Dudek

16:45-18:15 Abstract: Impact of thrombus aspiration device on the results of primary PCI, Room 243

18:02-18:09 Efficacy of an embolic protection stent as a function of thrombus size in STEMI patients: a MASTER trial sub study by R. Costa

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

10:45-11:45 Management of intra-coronary thrombus during primary PCI,Room 352B

11:30-11:40 Extensive thrombotic material protrusion successfully treated with a mesh covered stent by A. Gholoobi

12:00-13:00 Corner PCI of totally occluded saphenous vein graft, Abstract & Case Corner

12:15-12:25 STEMI due to vein graft occlusion: new opportunities with new devices, by C. Cafri

14:10-15:40 New challenges for high-risk primary PCI in 2013, Room 253

14:55-15:00 Case presentation: primary PCI in STEMI - What to do if standard thrombectomy and regular stent does not seem to be enough, by B. Mrevlje

14:10-15:40 Up-to-date primary PCI technique, Room 252AB

15:25-15:35 Novel approaches: self-expanding, mesh covered stent, no stent,by R.J. Van Geuns

"The depth and breadth of our activities at EuroPCR reflect InspireMD's commitment to addressing unmet needs in interventional cardiology and establishing MGuard EPS as the industry standard for coronary stents," said Alan W. Milinazzo, President and Chief Executive Office of InspireMD. "The MASTER trial represents a critical milestone in the evolution of the company and we are looking forward to engaging the cardiology community in a dialogue about its implications for clinical practice at the InspireMD STEMI Symposium on May 23rd."

Conference Call and Webcast Details

InspireMD will host a conference call and webcast to review 6-month MASTER trial data on Thursday May 23, 2013 at 8:00 ET, 14:00 CET. To access the call, participants should dial the following numbers:

  • U.S. and Canada: +1-888-417-8516
  • Paris: +33-08-00-90-26-40
  • International: +1-719-325-2144

A live webcast will be available at archived webcast will be available for 30 days.

About Stenting and MGuard™ EPS

Standard stents were not engineered for heart attack patients. They were designed for treating stable angina patients whose occlusion is different from that of an occlusion in a heart attack patient.

In acute heart attack patients, the plaque or thrombus is unstable and often breaks up as the stent is implanted causing downstream blockages (some of which can be fatal) in a significant portion of heart attack patients.

The MGuard EPS integrates a precisely engineered micro net mesh that prevents the unstable arterial plaque and thrombus (clots) that caused the heart attack blockage from breaking off.

While offering superior performance relative to standard stents in STEMI patients with regard to ST segment resolution, the MGuard EPS requires no change in current physician practice - an important factor in promoting acceptance and general use in time-critical emergency settings.

About InspireMD, Inc.

InspireMD's mission is to utilize its proprietary MGuard technology to make its products the industry standard for stents and to provide a superior solution to the key clinical issues of current stenting: embolic showers, restenosis, and late stent thrombosis.

InspireMD intends to pursue applications of this technology in coronary, carotid and peripheral artery procedures. InspireMD's common stock is quoted on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR.

MGuard EPS is CE Mark approved. It is not approved for sale in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at this time.

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