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Galil Medical Announces Introduction of IceRod® CX Cryoablation Needle

Galil Medical, a global leader in minimally invasive  cryotherapy cancer treatments, announced today that they received FDA 510(k) clearance to market their new IceRod® CX Cryoablation Needle.

The new IceRod CX Cryoablation Needle is an innovative technology that combines two different thermal energies in a single ultra-thin cryoablation needle. Cryotherapy, delivered at extremely low temperatures, provides a minimally invasive option to treat tumors for appropriate patients. Cautery, delivered at a high temperature, provides the physician with track ablation options at the end of the procedure.

For customers choosing to use active thaw, the IceRod CX Needle incorporates the company’s exclusive i-Thaw® feature, a proprietary technology that eliminates helium supply costs and reduces cryotherapy procedure set up time for hospitals.

The IceRod CX Needle is designed for use exclusively with Galil Medical’s recently introduced Visual-ICE® Cryoablation System, the latest cryoablation technology and a platform for the company’s future generations of needle products.

“We are excited to introduce this innovative product, our fourth product introduction in the past 14 months. The combination of our ultra-thin needles, increased clinician control using our new Visual-ICE System, and now the additional patient benefits with our IceRod CX Needle, creates significant benefits for our customers,” said Martin J. Emerson, president and chief executive officer of Galil Medical.

The company continues to invest heavily in both new product innovations and clinical research. Galil Medical launched the IceRod® PLUS Cryoablation Needle and the IceEDGE® 2.4 Cryoablation Needle in 2011. The company is developing additional innovative needles and plans to launch these new products within the next several months. Currently, the company has 10 active clinical research studies underway in the prostate, kidney, lung, bone and pain arenas in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

“Galil Medical is the only company solely committed to advancing cryotherapy over a broad range of applications,” Emerson continued. “Introduction of this unique combination of ice and cautery in the IceRod CX Needle builds on the success of multiple recent product launches and affirms our position as the world’s preeminent cryotherapy company. We strive to provide our clinicians with a broad range of product choices, allowing them to select and tailor each clinical solution to match a specific patient need.”

Galil Medical Announces Introduction of Visual-ICE® Cryoablation System

Galil Medical, a global leader in minimally invasive cryotherapy cancer treatments, announced today that they received FDA 510(k) clearance to market their new Visual-ICE® Cryoablation System. The company will showcase their new system at the Society of Interventional Radiology meeting this week in San Francisco, as well as at the upcoming European Congress of Interventional Oncology meeting, the American Urological Association meeting and the 5th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer.

The new system capabilities promote more precision and flexibility for the user, allowing for increased control over the shape and size of individual iceballs. Further, the system simplifies and shortens cryoablation procedures, including the operation and monitoring of the procedure from a large, single touch-screen.

The Visual-ICE Cryoablation System is the first oncology focused cryoablation system introduced in over 6 years, engineered with multiple physician specialties in mind, and will be the platform technology for the company’s next generation needle products.

Faster overall procedure times, the ability to concurrently treat larger and/or multiple lesions are some of the additional features of the company’s new Visual-ICE system. The new system will also leverage i-Thaw®, the company’s proprietary argon-only needle technology, resulting in lower operating costs for hospitals.

The company continues to invest heavily in new product innovations and clinical research. The Visual-ICE Cryoablation System further enhances Galil Medical’s position as the preeminent cryotherapy company in the world. Galil Medical’s collaborative approach with its customer base was evident in the development process for Visual-ICE, as countless hours were invested in feedback sessions with physicians, nurses and technicians to better understand their specific needs.

“The Visual-ICE System represents the latest example of our commitment to advancing cryotherapy,” commented Martin J. Emerson, President and CEO of Galil Medical. “Our goal with the Visual-ICE System is to enhance the user experience. Through state of the art software and technology, this new system will provide the user with more intra-procedural precision and control. We look forward to meeting the needs of our physician customers for many years to come.”

Galil Medical launched the IceRod® Plus Cryoablation Needle and the IceEDGE® Cryoablation Needle in 2011. The company is developing many more new needles and plans to launch four new needles within the next 18 months.

“Galil Medical is the only company solely committed to advancing cryotherapy over a broad range of applications,” Emerson continued, “We believe that the introduction of the Visual-ICE System will further solidify our position as the world’s preeminent cryotherapy company. Our goal is to provide our clinicians with a broad range of product choices, supported by robust clinical data, allowing them the flexibility to treat a wider range of patients.”