TEL AVIV, Israel, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for stroke prevention, today provided the points following highlights of several presentations and live transmission of cases, all featuring its CGuard™ Embolic Prevention Stent System, from LINC 2022, held June 6-9.

“Our participation and presentations at this year’s LINC conference allowed us to demonstrate the compelling features of the CGuard™ Embolic Stent System that we believe sets a new standard of care in carotid revascularization,” said Marvin Slosman, CEO of InspireMD. . “Of particular note, CGuard™ was demonstrated in a very successful real-world case that clearly demonstrated the benefits of optimal vessel conformability with durable MicroNet mesh protection for improved patient outcomes. LINC remains an important medical congress, and our growing attendance year after year is a clear reflection of our progress and growing market leadership in carotid stenting and stroke prevention.”

Highlights from this year’s CLIC presentations include:

Title: CGuard Live Case Transmission from Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany

Operators: Dr Andrej Schmidt and Dr Andreas Fischer

The live case was conducted by Dr. Andrej Schmidt and Dr. Andreas Fischer, interventional angiologists at University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany. The patient was an asymptomatic 62-year-old man with progressive and calcified critical internal carotid artery stenosis. The procedure was successfully performed with the CGuard™ EPS 10 mm x 30 mm, obtaining an excellent angiographic result.

  • After the procedure, Dr. Schmidt commented, “The CGuard EPS stent has excellent conformability due to its open cell design and the MIcroNet mesh technology provides my patient with the best carotid stent protection available.

Title: Randomized Controlled Trial of First-Generation Carotid Stent Versus MicroNet-Coated Stent: 12-Month Results

Presenter: Savr Bugurov

This presentation highlighted key data on the secondary endpoints of the randomized controlled trial comparing the MicroNetMT covered stent (CGuard) versus Abbott’s first-generation open-cell Acculink™ stent.

Key highlights include:

  • The cumulative incidence of death, stroke or myocardial infarction (DSMI) at 1 year for Abbott Acculink N=5 (10%) compared to CGuard N=1 (2%) by InspireMD.
  • Incidence of restenosis or vascular occlusion at 1 year for Abbott’s Acculink N=4 (8%) versus Inspire® N=0 (0%).
  • Conclusion: In the randomized controlled study, 12-month results showed with the Acculink™ stent a higher prevalence of death, stroke, MI (DSMI), restenosis/vascular occlusion, compared to the arm stent protected by CGuard MicroNet.

Title: MicroNet™ Coated Stent in Stroke Prevention and Treatment: Emerging Evidence

Presenter: Piotr Musialek

PARADIGM-500 includes enrollment of 500 patients with 533 procedures performed; the largest single-center registry of all to come from neuroprotected CGuard carotid artery stenting procedures.

  • Peri-procedural events (within 48 hours of surgery) were 3 events (2 minor strokes and 1 MI, no death or major stroke (N = 3 (0.56%)).
  • At 30 days, there were no strokes, but 2 deaths resulting in a total cumulative 30-day DSMI rate of N=5 (0.94%)
  • At 12 months no major ipsilateral stroke
  • At 12 months in case of restenosis on stent/revascularization of the target lesion (follow-up by duplex ultrasound) of N = 2 (0.41%)
  • Piotr Musialek concluded by stating: “Competent carotid artery stenting, with appropriate use of the access route (transfemoral, transradial, transcarotid), appropriate use of proximal/distal embolic protection device and use of a 100% embolic prevention stent shows unprecedented safety. and efficacy in asymptomatic and at increased risk of stroke patients.

Title: Stent properties and vessel adaptability: could these factors influence the results of the procedure?1

Presenter: Matteo Stefanini

  • CGuard was the only stent that maintained the original vessel morphology, while the comparison stents, Wallstent and Roadsaver, significantly altered the shape of the vessels.
  • The investigator concluded that CGuard optimizes conformability over the Wallstent and RoadSaver stents.

LINC, the LEIPZIG INTERVENTIONAL COURSE is strongly committed to contributing to systematic scientific evaluation and interdisciplinary discussion of new methods in the field of vascular medicine, enabling conclusions for daily interventional practice. LINC is a live, interdisciplinary course, designed to provide a global platform, enabling the discussion of “vascular patients” by integrating colleagues from different specialties around the world who perform endovascular interventions.

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