Wednesday, 21 August 2019

IceCure ges Israeli AMAR approval for freezing technology

06 August 2019 | News

The AMAR approval allows for freezing of benign and malignant tumors including breast, lungs, bones, liver, lymphatic tissue, lymph nodes and endocrine glands

IceCure Medical Ltd., an Israeli medical device company that has developed a minimally-invasive cryoablation technology to treat malignant and benign tumors by freezing without the need for surgery, has received Israeli AMAR authorization for use of its freezing technology in specific indications.

The new approval will enable the company to market its product in procedures for freezing of benign and malignant tumors, including and among others, breast, lungs, bones, liver, lymphatic tissue, lymph nodes and endocrine glands. This achievement comes hot on the back of the company receiving a Class 3 CPT code from the American Medical Association that enables providers to apply for reimbursement for procedures using cryoablation therapy for ablating malignant breast tumors. 

The AMAR specific approval supports a previous granted general approval that enabled IceCure to market its products in procedures for freezing of benign and malignant tumors for general indications, including for the field of oncology, urology, dermatology and general surgery. The new approval, as opposed to the general approval, will allow doctors in Israel to use the company's product to freeze tumors in specific medical indications, in which the company already operates in various worldwide territories, including for breast and lung cancer.

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