--The MASTER trial of MGuard EPS, presented on Oct. 24 at TCT, met its primary endpoint (proportion of patients with ST segment resolution of ≥ 70%, measured at 60 to 90 minutes post procedure), showing the MGuard EPS was significantly superior to the control arm of bare metal and drug eluting stents in the treatment of heart attack patients.
--During the past month, the Company instituted changes which it believes will strengthen relationships with its best distribution partners, and it is in the process of appointing new distributors in certain territories.
--Direct sales channels are being established in key European countries where end user average selling prices and the lack of strong distributors are limiting factors.
--Five experienced sales and marketing executives joined the Company last month to help bolster sales of MGuard EPS following the MASTER trial through third party distribution and direct sales channels.
About Stenting and MGuard EPS
Standard stents weren't engineered for heart attack patients. They were designed for treating stable angina patients whose occlusion is different from that of an occlusion in a heart attack patient.
In acute heart attack patients, the plaque or thrombus is unstable and often breaks up as the stent is implanted causing downstream blockages (some of which can be fatal) in a significant portion of heart attack patients.
The MGuard EPS is integrated with a precisely engineered micro net mesh that prevents the unstable arterial plaque and thrombus (clots) that caused the heart attack blockage from breaking off.
While offering superior performance relative to standard stents in STEMI patients, the MGuard EPS requires no change in current physician practice - an important factor in promoting acceptance and general use in time-critical emergency settings.
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's common stock is quoted on the OTC under the ticker symbol NSPR.