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 News Release - March 21, 2007

Galil Medical Launches Innovative Cryotherapy System

BERLIN--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Today, Galil Medical launches the Presice(TM) Cryotherapy System for the treatment of renal and prostate cancer, at the prestigious 22nd annual European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Berlin, which sets new standards in cryoablation.

A live cryosurgery satellite session, will be undertaken in Rotenburg, on Wednesday 21st March 2007 from 09.05 - 09.30. The surgery, using the new Presice(TM) Cryotherapy System, will be performed by Dr Ulrich Witzsch from Krankenhaus Nordwest in Frankfurt, and heralds a significant advance in cryotherapy.

Dr Peter Nylund, Urologist from Vassa Central Hospital in Finland who has used the Presice(TM) Cryotherapy System on both prostate and renal cancer patients says: "My personal experience with the Presice(TM) Cryotherapy System is that it is very efficacious and safe for the patients, with great clinical outcomes. In addition, my patients have all returned home relatively quickly after the procedure.

"The IceVue(TM) planning software in particular has made the whole process easier, as you can view tumours in 3D and plan the positioning of the multi thermal sensor needles, which are thinner and so allow for a more accurate procedure."

Licensed for the cryotherapy treatment for renal and prostate cancer, the Presice(TM) cryoablation System revolutionises minimally invasive cryotherapy with a state-of-the-art freezing technology, patented 17 g needle design with sharper tips, planning and simulation software, and streamlined workflow. The system has been designed to achieve optimal therapeutic benefit with minimal intervention.

In December 2006, Galil Medical completed the purchase of its cryotherapy assets from Oncura to spearhead expansion into Europe, and its acquisition of this innovative technology is enabling the company to expand into new therapeutic areas throughout Europe.

For further information on Galil Medical's Presice(TM) Cryotherapy System, please contact Galil Medical directly on +44 293 459848 or go to

To speak with Rosie Cunningham Thomas, President and General Manager, or Sally Rogers, Marketing Director for Galil Medical Europe please email at and or please contact Helena Symeou +44(0)1923 777277. Out of normal office hours, please call +44(0)7976 562430.

Source: Galil Medical

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