InspireMD Anticipates Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Sequential Double Digit Growth; Projects 132% Increase in CGuard EPS Sales for the First Quarter of 2018; Total Quarterly Company Sales to Exceed $1 Million

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER:NSPR), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced preliminary unaudited sales results for the first quarter of 2018.

Highlights for the fiscal first quarter of 2018 as compared to the fiscal first quarter of 2017(1):

· Total company sales of over $1.0 million for the first quarter of 2018 versus $569,000 for the same period in 2017, an increase of 77%.

· Total CGuard™ EPS sales of over $831,000 for the first quarter of 2018 versus $358,000 for the same period in 2017, an increase of 132%

· The first quarter of 2018 represents the 5th consecutive quarter of sequential double digit growth since implementation of new commercial strategy.

James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD, commented, “We continue to effectively execute against our commercial plan, as evidenced by the fact that we achieved an expected 130% year-over-year increase in sales of CGuard™ EPS, as well as our 5th consecutive quarter of sequential double-digit growth with over $1 million in total sales for the quarter. Not only did we generate strong year-over-year growth, but we achieved an expected 37% sequential growth in sales of CGuard™ EPS for the first quarter of 2018. We are successfully implementing our new commercial strategy and, consistent with this strategy, we continue to see rapid uptake among key opinion leaders and CGuard™ EPS continues to be prominently featured at leading industry conferences.”

(1) Actual results may differ materially from the estimates described above due to developments or other information that may arise between now and the time the financial results for the first quarter of 2018 are finalized. These preliminary results should not be viewed as a substitute for our first quarter reviewed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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.

Forward-looking Statements

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Email: NSPR@crescendo-ir.com

Investor Contacts: InspireMD, Inc. Craig Shore Chief Financial Officer Phone: 1-888-776-6804 FREE Email: craigs@inspiremd.com Crescendo Communications, LLC David Waldman Phone: (212) 671-1021

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