InspireMD Announces Distribution Agreement for CGuard(TM) EPS in Hong Kong

Accesswire 21-Mar-2017 7:00 AM

BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / March 21, 2017 / InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR) (NYSE MKT: NSPR.WS) ("InspireMD" or the "Company"), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement for CGuard EPS with a distributor partner in Hong Kong.

Agustin Gago, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer of InspireMD, commented, "We are pleased to announce this latest agreement with a leading medical device distribution partner for Hong Kong, which represents an important step in our planned expansion into the Asian market. Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, has a population of approximately 7.2 million. Our partner has a strong physician network across all the relevant clinical specialties that treat carotid artery disease. Moreover, this agreement includes minimum required purchases for CGuard EPS, which reinforces their confidence in the market potential. We look forward to announcing additional distributor agreements across Asia throughout this year."

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 MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS.

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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 Email: NSPR@crescendo-ir.com

SOURCE: InspireMD, Inc.