Anti-Tumor Freeze Blasting Technology to be Used in Israeli Hospital
Tel Aviv-listed IceCure Medical develops a medical device that provides a minimally invasive alternative to surgery
Lilach Baumer | 12:39 16.08.2018
Tel Aviv-listed IceCure Medical Ltd., a company developing a minimally invasive medical device for treating tumors, announced on Wednesday it will start offering its technology in Israel in upcoming weeks. As of now, the procedure will only be offered in Israel by The Elisha Medical Center, a private hospital located in northern city Haifa.
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IceCure was up 15% on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Wednesday market close and is currently trending up.