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TEL AVIV, Israel, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE American: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for the prevention of the stroke caused by carotid artery disease, today announces the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board with its newly appointed chair, acclaimed interventional cardiologist, Kenneth Rosenfield, M.D.
The Company intends for the Scientific Advisory Board to provide guidance and direction on clinical need, technology advancements and planning for the Company’s growth and strategic direction.
Kenneth Rosenfield, M.D., is the Section Head for Vascular Medicine and Intervention and chairs the Acute Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Committee for the cardiac cath lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rosenfield specializes in complex cardiac and vascular interventions. He is past-president and a Master of SCAI, prior ACC Governor for Massachusetts, recipient of the AHA Laennec Master Clinician Award, and the distinguished Mason Sones Award. Dr. Rosenfield has spearheaded the development of less-invasive therapies for patients with coronary and vascular disease, both at MGH and nationally, including treatment of Carotid, Kidney, and Leg artery narrowing using stents and other novel devices. He designed and served as national principal or co-principal investigator for numerous landmark clinical trials, including the Asymptomatic Carotid Trial (ACT 1), the SUPERB SFA stent trial, the LEVANT 2 and TRANSCEND drug-coated balloon trials, and the NIH BEST CLI trial. A pioneer in carotid stenting, Dr. Rosenfield placed the first carotid stents in New England and has been deeply involved in virtually every major investigational carotid stent initiative. He further led the effort to define qualifications, training and standards for carotid stenting, and initiated the effort to create a carotid registry that ultimately folded into the NIH CREST 2 trial as the CREST 2 Registry.
“InspireMD’s DNA is built on research and development and advancing new technologies -- such as our MicroNet® mesh used with our CGuard® EPS device -- into the market. As our pipeline evolves and expands, we recognize the value that the esteemed physicians on this newly formed scientific advisory board bring toward validating and guiding our efforts toward the highest levels of clinical utility, physician acceptance and patient outcomes,” commented InspireMD’s CEO, Marvin Slosman. “Dr. Rosenfield has been a pioneer in cardiovascular medicine and true supporter of CGuard EPS. We are thrilled to have his support as we develop and launch new products into the market, while building the global reach for CGuard EPS in the U.S. and Asian markets. We welcome him as the Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board and look forward to naming members and establishing this important strategic board to guide our success.”
“I firmly believe that CGuard EPS will establish a new standard of care in the treatment of carotid artery disease, based on a deep clinical body of evidence and its unique and proprietary design. The opportunity to improve patient outcomes with carotid stenting is exciting and, with the momentum of the upcoming C-Guardian Trial and focus on the U.S. and other global markets, the future for carotid stenting is very bright. It is a privilege to work with management and thought leaders in the industry to provide feedback, direction, and support of the plans of InspireMD.” added Dr. Rosenfield.
About The CGuard® EPS
The CGuard® Embolic Protection System is an advanced platform solution designed to deliver the flexibility of the traditional open-cell stent with advanced protection from peri-procedural and post-procedural embolic events caused by plaque prolapse through the stent strut that can lead to stroke. CGuard’s unique MicroNet® technology mitigates the prolapse and associated embolization and has shown superior clinical outcomes for patients against alternative carotid stent types, conventional and next-generation double-layer stents, as well as invasive procedures such as endarterectomy, a major surgical procedure. InspireMD’s CGuard™ has created a new dimension in the protected treatment of carotid artery disease and has the potential to establish a new standard of care for the management of carotid artery disease and stroke prevention.
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet® technology to make its products the industry standard for carotid stenting by providing outstanding acute results and durable, stroke-free, long-term outcomes. For more information, visit www.inspiremd.com. InspireMD routinely posts information that may be important to investors in the Investors section of its website.
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