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MGuard(TM) Coronary Stent System Approved in Israel
Date:12/8/2008

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Ltd. announced that the MGuard(TM) coronary stent system has been approved for use in Israel by the Israeli Ministry of Health.

The MGuard(TM) stent system presents a novel combination of a coronary stent merged with an embolic protection device. Lifelong embolic protection is achieved by an expandable, flexible fishnet style, micron level knit sleeve that wraps the stent. In addition, MGuard(TM) blocks embolic showers and plaque detachment from the arterial wall, blocking debris at the source during and post procedure. The net is designed to diffuse stent pressure on the vessel wall, thereby reducing injury and lowering the likelihood of restenosis. Since MGuard(TM) received CE Mark approval in November 2007 the product has been met with much enthusiasm and celebrated by leading interventional cardiologists worldwide. "We are very excited about MGuard(TM) being approved for use in Israel so soon" stated Dr. Asher Holzer, InspireMD's President. "Our leading Israeli Interventional Cardiologists have been eager to have this life saving stent system available at their hospitals and already in the few days since the local approval, lives of Israelis have been saved with MGuard(TM)". MGuard's relatively early regulatory approval in Israel may have been partly due to numerous recommendations by local opinion leaders to the Ministry of Health.

InspireMD will celebrate the launch of MGuard(TM) in Israel at the upcoming ICI '08 Meeting in Tel-Aviv, December 8th-9th where MGuard(TM) will be demonstrated at booth #18. In addition, InspireMD will be hosting an inspiring cocktail reception symposium on December 8th at the ICI Meeting, MGuard(TM): A Unique Solution for Managing Embolic Complications in Acute MI and SVG. Martin Leon MD and Chaim Lotan MD will chair the meeting where additional speakers include key world renowned interventional cardiologists Martin Rothma
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