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NAMSA and InspireMD Announce Strategic Outsourcing Partnership to Accelerate New Product Development

TOLEDO, OHIO and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – BUSINESSWIRE—SEPTEMBER 8, 2022NAMSA, a world-leading MedTech Contract Research Organization (CRO) offering global end-to-end development services, and InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for treatment of carotid artery disease and prevention of stroke, announced today that they have entered into a strategic outsourcing partnership to accelerate medical device development and commercialization.

InspireMD, which was founded in 2005 and became publicly traded in 2011, focuses on developing and commercializing the innovative CGuard™ EPS stent platform and related delivery systems that provide sustained embolic and neurovascular protections. These products also include medical technologies for stroke prevention and carotid artery disease (CAD) treatments. With its proprietary MicroNet™ technology, InspireMD is focused on changing the carotid and neurovascular market by working to make CGuard™ EPS the standard of care in CAD while expanding its portfolio of solutions and pursuing applications of its MicroNet technology in other peripheral indications.

“We are thrilled that InspireMD has selected NAMSA as their strategic outsourcing partner of choice,” commented Dr. Christophe Berthoux, NAMSA CEO. “NAMSA’s mission is to deliver best-in-class global MedTech solutions through our people, expertise and technology and this collaboration is quintessential to this endeavor. With increasing demand to find trusted outsourcing partners to accelerate efficient clinical development of life-changing medical products, we are well positioned to work together in this joint venture. Leveraging NAMSA’s full continuum of development services, combined with our deep-rooted cardiovascular and neurovascular expertise, we look forward to helping accelerate InspireMD’s new product development efforts,” Dr. Berthoux concluded.

A key driver of success for MedTech Sponsors in the product development process is speed-to-market. Today, many companies are experiencing longer development timelines to accommodate an increasing number of clinical trials for Class II and III products due to more complex regulatory and clinical requirements. As a result, trial Sponsors are increasingly seeking strategic outsourcing partners such as NAMSA that have proven, trusted track records of decreasing development costs, providing multiple resource efficiencies, accelerating timelines and providing immediate access to therapeutic expertise and knowledge.

“InspireMD has always sought ways to safely and efficiently accelerate product development through strategic outsourcing partners, and we have now found what we believe to be the ideal partner in NAMSA,” commented Marvin Slosman, InspireMD CEO. “We look forward to establishing a more efficient path to market through NAMSA’s expertise, experience and established relationships with regulatory authorities. With NAMSA’s support, we can put more emphasis on integrating MicroNet™ technology to develop products that are part of the new industry standard for sustained embolic/neurovascular protections and stroke prevention. Our entire team looks forward to partnering with NAMSA as we continue to expand our presence globally and bring much-needed medical technology advancements to patients around the world,” Slosman concluded.

Leah Davidson, MA, MBA, PCM

Leah Davidson, MA, MBA, PCM

Leah has been with NAMSA since 2016 and currently serves as Senior Manager of Global Marketing Communications. She possesses nearly 25 years' experience within the medical device and healthcare technology industries and has worked in various marketing and communications capacities throughout her career. In her role at NAMSA, she is responsible for the development and implementation of brand strategies and marketing communications initiatives that help drive the organization's sales and organizational growth goals globally.