InspireMD to Sponsor Satellite Symposium Breakfast Meeting Chaired by Dr. Gregg W. Stone November 9th at TCT 2011

Three-year results of MGuard™ Multicenter Experience in STEMI patients will be presented for the first time; Prof. Eberhad Grube to broadcast 'Live Case' MGuard Deployment on Friday morning

Nov 08, 2011, 10:45 ET from InspireMD, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), a medical device company focusing on the development and commercialization of its proprietary stent platform technology, today announced that new clinical findings including a summary of  three years collective data will be revealed by doctors at numerous lectures during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. The conference is scheduled from November 7-11, 2011 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

These findings include:

  • Long-term three-year follow up of MGuard Multicenter Experience in STEMI (heart attack) Patients by Dr. Federico Piscione to be presented at the InspireMD Breakfast Meeting Symposium
  • An update on the MASTER randomized trial by Dr. Gregg W. Stone. Presentation of the TCT-207 poster abstract "Interim Analysis of the IMOS MGUARD International Registry" by Dr. Chaim Lotan at 8 a.m. PT, November 8 in Hall D of the Moscone Convention Center.
  • InspireMD's Satellite Symposium will take place Wednesday, November 9th at 7 a.m. PT at the Moscone Convention Center, Room 124. The Satellite Symposium will be chaired by Drs. Marty B. Leon Director, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Gregg W. Stone Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital.. The session, titled "Thrombus Management in STEMI with MGuard Micro-Mesh Technology: Complex Lesions and the MASTER Trial," will reveal new, unprecedented clinical findings of long term MGuard Multicenter Experience in heart attack patients as well as important insights into the MGuard randomized MASTER Trial and case presentations showing MGuard in complex lesions. The meeting faculty includes the distinguished Drs. Alexandre Abizaid, Antonio Colombo, Dariusz Dudek, Chaim Lotan, Federico Piscione, Ashok Seth and Sigmund Silber.
  • At 5:25 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 10th in room 104, Dr. Dariusz Dudek will present "Potential for Improved Myocardial Reperfusion with a PTFE Net Covered Stent: Rationale and MASTER Trial Design" as part of "Optimizing Primary PCI for STEMI (Part 2): Drugs, Devices, and Technique, Session IV: "Approaches to Reperfusion Injury and Enhancing Myocardial Recovery.
  • At 8 a.m. PT on Friday November 11, Dr. Eberhard Grube will conduct a 'Live Case' broadcast of an MGuard Deployment from Bonn, Germany.

Finally, don't forget to visit InspireMD's booth #517 to learn more about the MGuard Mesh-Based Protective Systems including MGuard Prime and upcoming MGuard carotid solutions. MGuard Prime is an advanced Cobalt Chromium Design with superior flexibility, excellent deliverability. MGuard Prime is indicated for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for STEMI, Saphenous Vein Grafts and ACS with visible thrombus. MGuard Prime is CE Marked and available in selected territories.

About the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)

The TCT is the world's largest educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For more than 20 years, TCT has been the center of new cutting-edge educational content. TCT showcases the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research and our long-standing commitment to life-saving innovation to translate into improved patient care. The conference is from November 7-11, 2011 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

About MGuard™ Coronary Stent

MGuard™ 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 micron net that wraps the stent. The MGuard™ stent provides outstanding and lifelong embolic protection, without affecting deliverability. MGuard™ 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).

About InspireMD Inc.

InspireMD is a medical device company focusing on the development and commercialization of its proprietary stent system technology, MGuard™. InspireMD intends to pursue applications of this technology in coronary, carotid and peripheral artery procedures. InspireMD is traded on the over-the-counter bulletin board (OTC BB) under the ticker symbol "NSPR".

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Company Contact:
Jonina Ohayon
Marketing Director

Investor Contact:
Jeffrey Stanlis
Partner, Hayden IR

SOURCE InspireMD, Inc.