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InspireMD Wins CE Mark for MGuard Blood Clot Stent

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:56pm
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InspireMD lands CE Mark approval in the European Union for its MGuard embolic protection stent.

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InspireMD (OTC:NSPR) said it won a nod from European regulators for its MGuard embolic protection stent, designed to prevent strokes after carotid artery stenting procedures.

The Tel-Aviv-based medical device company said the MGuard device is wrapped with its MicroNet mesh to prevent embolisms – blood clots – from occurring during and after the placement of a carotid stent.

"When treating carotid arterial disease, close to half of carotid artery stenting procedures cause distal embolic events that may lead to stroke within 30 days," according to a press release. "The MicroNet is designed to hold plaque and thrombus in place against the wall of the blocked artery, preventing debris from falling into the bloodstream and causing a potentially fatal downstream blockage or stroke."

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