TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER:NSPR), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced the preliminary 24 month follow-up results in the PARADIGM 101 Clinical Study utilizing CGuard™ EPS. Dr. Piotr Musiałek, Department of Cardiac and Vascular Diseases, John Paul II Hospital, Kraków, Poland, presented the long-term follow-up at the 2017 VEITH Symposium in New York on November 16th, 2017 and the ICI Meeting 2017 in Tel Aviv on December 4, 2017.
PARADIGM-101 is an investigator-led clinical study evaluating the use of CGuard™ EPS in 101 consecutive all-comer patients with symptomatic or high-risk asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. The data presented illustrate that no periprocedural or postprocedural intervention related death, major stroke, or myocardial infarction had occurred in the study patients at 24-month follow-up.
These excellent results in PARADIGM-101 are consistent with the other CGuard™ EPS Trials, including CARENET, IRON-GUARD, WISSGOTT Study and CASANA Study. The PARADIGM study long-term preliminary results further confirm the sustained benefits of CGuard™ out to two years and make it a potential permanent therapeutic protection option for all-comer patients with carotid artery disease.
James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD, commented, “We are excited to see Prof. Musialek’s report out on the long-term follow-up data from the PARADIGM study, which represents the longest known clinical follow-up with any such carotid devices to date. This is just antoher piece of data that continues to reinforce the potential benefits of CGuard EPS. The 24 month follow-up data from this trial simply confirms the sustained long term benefit CGuard could provide to pateints with carotid artery disease.”
The VEITHsymposium provides vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists and other vascular specialists with a unique and exciting format to learn the most current information about what is new and important in the treatment of vascular disease. The 5-day event features rapid-fire presentations from world renowned vascular specialists with emphasis on the latest advances, changing concepts in diagnosis and management, pressing controversies and new techniques.
The ICI Meeting 2017 is the premier international conference for innovations in cardiovascular systems (heart, brain and peripheral vessels) and high-tech life science companies.
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary 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™), neurovascular, and peripheral artery procedures. InspireMD's common stock is quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS.
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